Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship

The Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Fellowship Program is designed for those interested in a cardiovascular career specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart disease.

The Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Fellowship Program offers two fully-funded, 24-month fellowship positions (one each year).

The Schooler Family Foundation’s COACH Fellowship Program and hospital-based GME funded fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University is designed for those interested in a cardiovascular career specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart disease.

What You Need to Know

Curriculum

  • 24 months of ACGME-accredited ACHD training
  • Split between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Core set of ACHD curriculum and tailored pathways based upon the fellows background and training, i.e., if background is pediatric cardiology, more time is dedicated to internal medicine cardiology; and if training is internal medicine cardiology, more time dedicated to pediatric cardiology 
  • Monthly ACHD fellow didactic and education meetings 
  • Fully funded MPH available during ACHD Fellowship for those with particular research potential

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Fellowship Highlights

  • ACHA BadgeFirst in Man transcatheter placement of the Native Outflow Tract Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement for TOF and severe pulmonary insufficiency; 1 of 3 programs in the world placing this device
  • Abstract presentations at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult, ACHA National Conference
  • ACHD Program accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association 
  • 13 Active Clinical Trials and Grants
  • T32 NIH Training Grant in CHD
  • Opened the First ACHD Multi-Disciplinary FONTAN Clinic
  • Published 14 articles in peer review journals
  • Leadership from COACH
    • ABIM ACHD Certification Exam Writing Committee
    • ACC ACPC Council
    • ACHA National Conference
    • NHLBI Working Group on ACHD
    • International Society for ACHD
    • ACHA Program Accreditation Committee
    • ACC/AHA Care Guidelines
    • ACC COCATS Guidelines for ACHD
  • Expansion of CHD Transition Education Program
  • Comprehensive team of high-risk OB, ACHD and anesthesia providers 
  • Opening of ACHD Outreach Clinics throughout the state of Ohio 

Learn How We're Shaping the Future of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Application Process

Applicants for the fellowship program must be registered with Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) using the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) match rules.

All applications are reviewed, and if your application meets our selection criteria, you will receive an email inviting you to contact us to schedule your interview.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding your application status. The fellowship match occurs in December.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Curt Daniels, MD
Program Director
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Email: Curt.Daniels@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 722-5622

Chad Hill
Program Coordinator
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Email: Chad.Hill@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 722-9479
Fax: (614) 722-5638