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Texas Heart Institute® Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Texas Heart Institute Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

 How to Apply for Fellowship

The Texas Heart Institute® Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was started in 1965 under the guidance of Dr. Robert Leachman. The fellowship has a rich history of stalwart clinician-educators, such as Dr. Leachman, Dr. Robert Hall, Texas Heart Institute president Dr. James T. Willerson, and many others, who take tremendous pride in training our fellows. Over the decades, the Texas Heart Institute (THI) cardiology fellowship program has made a name for itself by consistently training outstanding cardiologists who are highly regarded for their clinical skill throughout the cardiology community. 

Our fellows receive hands-on experience from day one of their fellowship. The fellows benefit from excellent procedural volumes and exposure to a wide variety of pathology from the diverse Houston area population. Our fellows are exposed to all of the latest technologies available in cardiovascular care including LVAD’s (both durable and short term percutaneous devices), 3D echo, advanced fluoro-less EP studies utilizing 3D mapping systems, TAVR, and percutaneous left atrial appendage excluder devices, to name just a few. 

We have a 3-year ACGME certified general cardiology fellowship open to 6 fellows per year. We also offer advanced subspecialty fellowships in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure, and CT/MRI. After successful completion of the THI general cardiology fellowship program, our fellows are given first preference to subspecialty fellowship positions available at our institution. 

The institute boasts a robust faculty of over 70 clinical cardiologists within every practice model, including single and multi-subspecialty cardiologists, private, academic and hybrid models. This provides a unique training opportunity for fellows within the program and is a large part of what makes our program outstanding.

Cardiovascular Disease Program Directors

Stephanie Coulter, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Fellowship Program Director 
Dr. George Younis 
Cardiovascular Fellowship Associate Program Director
Cardiology Subspecialty Fellowships
Dr. Mohammad Saeed
Electrophysiology Program Director 
Dr. Andrew B. Civitello
Heart Failure Program Director

Interventional Cardiology Program Director

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