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 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 
  • Curriculum based upon rotations and competencies approved by ABIM and submitted to ACGME
  • Fully funded MPH available during ACHD Fellowship for those with particular research potential

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Fellowship Highlights

  • First 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
  • 13 Active Clinical Trials and Grants
  • T32 NIH Training Grant in CHD
  • Opened the First ACHD Multi-Disciplinary FONTAN Clinic
  • Hired ACHD Cardiologist May Ling Mah, MD
  • Hired Jamie Jackson, PhD, one of the only a few ACHD programs in the world with ACHD Psychologist
  • 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 High Risk OB ACHD Anesthesia Program
  • Opening of ACHD Outreach Clinics in Mansfield, Ohio and Portsmouth, Ohio

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

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Application Process

Applications are accepted August through October 1 of each year and the fellowship commences the following July.

  • October 1 of year prior to starting Fellowship

  • October - December - Interviews take place

  • July 1 - Fellowship start date

Requirements for Application

Application Components:

  • Application

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Personal Statement

  • Three letters of recommendation - sent directly to our program

Submit above by mail, fax or e-mail attachment to:

Tina Hunley
Program Coordinator, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205
Email: Tina.Hunley@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 722-0494
Fax: (614) 722-5638

Contact

For more information, please contact:

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

Tina Hunley
Program Coordinator
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Email: Tina.Hunley@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 722-0494
Fax: (614) 722-5638