Cardiology Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Cardiology Fellowship

Timothy M. Hoffman, MD
Cardiology Fellowship Director

Mary Smolinski
Cardiology Fellowship Coordinator
(614) 722-3108

The ACGME accredited cardiology fellowship program at Nationwide Children's Hospital's Heart Center, offers a well-rounded experience in all facets of Pediatric and Adult Congenital cardiology. The fellows are involved with state of the art, innovative care of patients as well as in clinical, translational, or basic science research while working directly with leading faculty physicians. Faculty within The Heart Center includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac intensivists, and cardiac anesthesiologists.   Nationwide Children's Hospital Heart Center is an internationally recognized program that delivers state of the art clinical, surgical, and interventional therapies.  The program is well rounded and provides all pediatric cardiology subspecialty services.  We are a leader in innovative therapies and have an excellent reputation for training the future leaders in the field.  Our pediatric cardiology fellowship is well rounded and provides excellent teaching and training. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Pediatric Cardiology certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Growth is abundant in our campus.  The Heart Center moved to our new hospital in January 2012.  The rest of the hospital opened in June 2012 which completed the hospital's current campus expansion plan, adding an additional 2.4 million square-feet of clinical, research and infrastructure space to Nationwide Children's existing 2 million square-foot downtown footprint.  This expansion makes Nationwide Children's the second largest pediatric hospital and research center in America, housing 460 patient beds.

The traditional pediatric cardiology fellowship program is a three-year experience with 24 months devoted to clinical rotations and 12 months to research/electives. The fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of patient care within The Heart Center and scholarly activities.  In addition, our program has an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship program (3+2 program where one can do 3 years of pediatric cardiology or adult cardiology training followed by 2 years of adult congenital heart disease training). As you may also know, we also have been awarded a T32 grant to train clinician scientists in conjunction with the Center for Cardiovascular Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Schedules

Rotation Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Inpatient 2 1 1
CT-ICU** 2 2 1
Cardiac Catheterization 2 1 1
Echocardiography/MRI 2 1 2
Electrophysiology 1 1 1
Exercise 1 0 0
Outpatient/Clinic 0 1 0
Pathology 1 0 0
Research/Elective 1 5 6

Learn more about the experience for each rotation in the fellowship program.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000