Meet the Fellowship

Welcome Candidates!

“The pool of applicants is more competitive every year. Our faculty truly embraces their responsibility to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for clinical learning that includes experiences beyond the clinic, such as research, education, and outreach.”

Dr. Stephanie Coulter, THI Fellowship Program Director

“ Tremendous skill set and experience dealing with complex disease and sick patients”

“More than well prepared by fellowship training”

“ I have felt very well prepared coming out of fellowship. I came out with a diverse skillset that is very helpful in the community practice setting”

Established in 1965

Our cardiology and subspecialty fellowships have been meticulously stewarded for over 50 years by stalwart clinical educators who take tremendous pride in creating a uniquely diverse learning matrix for our doctors in training. While the teaching faculty provide the matrix, the fellows are the real glue that holds the system together. Their curiosity and drive elevate the caliber of our program and, in turn, patient care in this complex healthcare ecosystem.

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Generations of Leaders in Cardiovascular Care Since 1965

The prestigious THI Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine, dates back to 1965 and has attracted some of the brightest clinical minds from the very best medical residencies in the country.

Our graduates of the three-year THI/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center General Cardiology fellowship are subsequently invited to continue studies at Texas Heart Institute as part of an advanced subspecialty fellowship in either electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, or cardiac imaging.  All of our fellows gain stong clinical skills and have the opportunity to expand their clinical training and engage in progressive research and education programs related to cardiology and cardiology subspecialties.

Meet Our Current Fellows

Meet Our Teaching Faculty

Faculty Bios

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.

Pictured: Stephanie Coulter, MD, FACC, is the Program Director for the THI Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and George Younis, MD, is the Associate Program Director.

Pictured: Stephanie Coulter, MD, FACC, is the Fellowship Program Director and THI Medical Director and Interventional Teaching Faculty Dr. Emerson Perin.
Pictured: Dr. George Younis, Cardiology Fellowship Assistant Program Director

Pictured: Dr. Wilson Lam, Program Director Adult Congenital Health

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Home of the Largest Medical Center in the World

Since our founding by Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, Texas Heart Institute has remained dedicated to improving the standard of care through education and research.  Located in the heart of the largest medical complex in the world— in one of the largest and most diverse cities in the United States— our trainees gain unparalleled experience through sophisticated local, national, and global training networks.

“It’s the largest collection of doctors on the planet.”

Dr. Billy Cohn

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By the Numbers

100% Fellows Pursue Subspecialty Training After Graduation 2020-2017 (Last 4 Years Straight)

35 % Fellows Pursue Academic Med

65 % Fellows Pursue Hospital/Private Practice

100% Fellows Complete Cardiology Boards

83 % Fellows Complete National Board of Echocardiography During General Cardiology Training

249 Average Step 1 Board Score

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