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Subspecialty Fellowship Training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Program Overview

The Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) Section of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stony Brook Medicine offers an advanced training fellowship in all areas of clinical cardiac electrophysiology (CCEP). Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The Stony Brook CCEP Fellowship Program is designed to provide a broad exposure to both clinical cardiac EP and EP research. Trainees develop expertise in diagnosis and management of arrhythmia disorders.

The fellowship rotations consist of invasive EP procedures, outpatient and in-patient consultations, device clinic, and research time. Fellows are given progressively increasing responsibility in invasive procedures.

This includes performance of diagnostic EP studies as well as mapping and catheter ablation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias (including complex arrhythmias such as atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia).

In addition, expertise with implantation and extraction of cardiac devices such as pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices will be attained.

The EP Laboratory at Stony Brook consists of two dedicated labs, with bi-plane fluoroscopy (1 lab), 3D mapping systems, and a robotic catheter ablation system. Fellows also participate in non-invasive procedures such as cardioversions, tilt table testing, and device testing.

The EP Service at Stony Brook has an active clinical research program, including both single-center studies and multi-center trials. The fellow is expected to actively participate in projects and will be mentored by the faculty members, with a goal of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at national and international meetings.

The CCEP Curriculum is organized around the six core competencies defined by the ACGME. The six competencies are:

  1. Patient Care
  2. Medical Knowledge
  3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  4. Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  5. Professionalism
  6. Systems-Based Practice

Fellows are carefully evaluated and given feedback by the EP faculty, based on these competencies. In addition, the Program Director meets at least semi-annually with each fellow to discuss his/her progress, as well as career plans.

Our Faculty

Our full-time electrophysiologists include:

Conferences

  • EP Core Curriculum Lectures (weekly)
  • EP Morning Report (weekly)
  • EP Journal Club (monthly)
  • EP Morbidity and Mortality Conference (quarterly)
  • EP Clinical Research Conference (quarterly)
  • ECG Conference (weekly)
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds (monthly)
  • Cardiology Morning Report (weekly)

How to Apply

Applicants must meet the minimum application requirements for all training programs at SUNY-Stony Brook Medicine, and have completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at an ACGME-accredited program, and have passed all three USMLE exam steps.

Minimum application requirements can be found here on the website of Stony Brook Medicine.

Only U.S. citizens/permanent residents and J-1 visas sponsored by the ECFMG are considered for clinical training. Stony Brook University does not sponsor H visas, and we cannot accept applicants with "pending permanent residency" status. If a J-1 visa holder, the applicant must have adequate time to complete fellowship prior to losing J-1 status.

Applications will be processed only after ALL of the following documents are received:

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your Cardiology Fellowship Program Director)
  • USMLE transcript
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Current copies of ECFMG certificates, if applicable
  • Completed universal application form which must be downloaded and completed

Applications should be sent to:

Adrianna Vetter, Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Health Sciences Center T16-080
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8167

Tel: (631) 444-7515/1066
Fax: (631) 444-1054
E-mail: Adrianna.Vetter@stonybrookmedicine.edu

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