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Senior Program Coordinator, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Kristie Pino
Phone: 305-243-7067
Email: kxp656@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Interviews are conducted from September through October.

Call Schedule

The CCEP fellow will take call no more than one in three nights and one in three weekends. The fellow can take call from home and is not required to be on-site. During call, the fellow will be responsible for coverage at Jackson Memorial Hospital, UHealth Tower and the VA Medical Center.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All residency applicants must successfully pass United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 before the start of the residency program (for foreign applicants, an ECFMG certificate is also required).

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited program in internal medicine and a three-year program in cardiovascular diseases (from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited medical school, if completed in the United States or Canada, or an American Osteopathic Association-accredited medical school).

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The goal of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine fellowship program in clinical cardiac electrophysiology is the training of cardiology fellows in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including all appropriate invasive and noninvasive methods for evaluation and ablative, device and drug forms of therapy.

Mission & Vision

The goal of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine fellowship program in clinical cardiac electrophysiology is the training of cardiology fellows in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including all appropriate invasive and noninvasive methods for evaluation and ablative, device and drug forms of therapy.

Program Director’s Welcome

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program is primarily located at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is directly affiliated as a subspecialty fellowship under Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. The CCEP Fellowship Training Program includes Jackson Memorial Hospital as its primary training center, with training also at UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The CCEP fellowship program is two years in length and will be undertaken after completion of required training for board certification in cardiovascular disease. Under faculty direction, the fellow will assume responsibility for diagnosis and management of patients with a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmia; supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias; those with implanted antiarrhythmic devices and those with related symptoms such as syncope, pre-syncope and palpitations.

-Raul Mitrani, MD

Description

The CCEP fellowship program is two years in length and will be undertaken after completion of required training for board certification in cardiovascular disease. Under faculty direction, the fellow will assume responsibility for diagnosis and management of patients with a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmia; supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias; those with implanted antiarrhythmic devices and those with related symptoms such as syncope, pre-syncope and palpitations.

-Raul Mitrani, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

2 years

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate (past 10 years)

Large # of procedures across 3 hospitals (including 1 of the largest county hospitals in the U.S.)

High faculty to fellow ratio (ensuring maximum exposure to varied procedures & patients with arrhythmias)

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The first-year cardiac electrophysiology fellow is assigned several months in the Cardiac EP Consult Service. This will enable the fellow to learn how to manage patients with arrhythmias or symptoms potentially attributable to arrhythmias, as well as learn indications for procedures. Fellows will also be expected to become proficient in all cardiac electrical device implants, particularly routine pacer/defibrillator implants, leadless pacer implants and coronary sinus left ventricular lead implants. They will also become proficient at performing diagnostic electrophysiology studies for supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia, and begin learning skills for catheter ablation. The fellow will be trained to become an interventional electrophysiologist by learning such techniques as transseptal catheterization and the use/interpretation of 3D electroanatomical imaging and intracardiac echocardiography.

Year 2

The second-year CCEP fellow will continue to grow in their clinical decision making, technical competence and overall knowledge base. Fellows will be expected to successfully diagnose different mechanisms of SVT during the performance of EP studies and will also continue improving their technical skills. Fellows will become proficient in routine catheter ablations (atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions and SVT) and participate in our complex ablations (VT/left atrial arrhythmias and more). By the end of the second year, the fellow will be ready to practice clinical cardiac electrophysiology in an academic or private practice setting.

Teaching Opportunities

In addition to direct teaching in the laboratory, on rounds or in the outpatient setting, CCEP fellows will participate in the following teaching activities:

  • Present one electrophysiology case monthly at the Electrophysiology Clinical Conference;
  • Attend Electrophysiology Core Curriculum Conference weekly;
  • Attend Cardiology Grand Rounds weekly;
  • Attend the Electrophysiology Journal Club monthly with responsibility to lead discussion on ≥one electrophysiology topic at each session
  • Attend the Electrophysiology Research Conference monthly, with responsibility for presentation at least once per year; and
  • Attend at least one of the following national meetings annually at division expense: American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology or Heart Rhythm Society.

Your Faculty

Litsa K. Lambrakos, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Ivan Medoza, MD
Associate Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Raul Mitrani, MD
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Professor, Clinical Medicine

Azzaf Tzur, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Alumni Placements Include:

Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia
University of Kentucky
University of Miami

Alumni Placements Include:

Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia
University of Kentucky
University of Miami