Smith Center Cardiology Research Training

About Our Research Education Programs

The first of its kind in Boston, the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology places the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and BIDMC at the forefront of a field that will only become more critical in the years ahead as health care reform places a greater emphasis on providing high-quality, cost-effective care that is centered on the patient.

The Zimetbaum Fellowship is now seeking candidates for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Smith Center Fellowship

The Smith Center offers a fellowship training program for researchers interested in studying cardiovascular outcomes. The fellowship provides early career cardiologists with an opportunity to develop the expertise and skills needed to advance their portfolio in outcomes research.

The fellow will undertake formal training at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in research methodology, develop novel research ideas, apply for grants, conduct research and publish their findings. They will be expected to submit abstracts at national and international conferences, and develop relationships within the broader research community focusing on this specialized field of research in both academia and industry.

The Joan and Marcel Zimetbaum Fellowship

The Joan and Marcel Zimetbaum Fellowship, established in 2021 and named for the parents of Director of Clinical Cardiology Dr. Peter Zimetbaum, aims to support the training of students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine. In partnership with the Smith Center, the Fellowship is a unique one-year intensive research training program designed to provide foundational training in biostatistics and public health, pairing a physician in training with a dedicated faculty researcher for one-on-one mentorship. The Zimetbaum Fellow will focus their research on health services and outcomes, clinical epidemiology, public and population health, health equity and disparities, and/or health policy.

BIDMC Smith Center CardiologyPictured here are Smith Center Director Dr. Robert Yeh, 2022 inaugural Zimetbaum Fellow Ashley Kyalwazi, BS (Harvard Medical School, class of 2023), Dr. Peter Zimetbaum, Fellowship Director Dr. Rishi Wadhera, and 2023 Zimetbaum Fellow Chantal Henry, BS (Meharry Medical College, class of 2024).

Watch the Zimetbaum Video: Dr. Zimetbaum elaborates on the origins of the fellowship, and Ashley and Chantal discuss their fellowship experiences and their career goals.