The Cedars Sinai Medical Center Training Program in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) is an ACGME-accredited program designed to prepare fellows for a career as proficient academic and clinical electrophysiologists. The objective of the CCEP fellowship is to provide two years of advanced training and supervised experience to graduates of a three year ACGME accredited Cardiovascular Disease training program at a sufficient level to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field of electrophysiology
The fellowship provides a balanced experience in a variety of clinical settings, including but not limited to the clinical electrophysiology laboratory, pacemaker and defibrillator clinic, operating room, arrhythmia clinic and consultation in the emergency department, coronary care and observation units. Our clinician-educators aim to
- Provide the knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, attitudes, and values that are essential to cardiac electrophysiology; b)
- Encourage an appropriate balance between academic and research endeavors and clinical service; and
- Develop teaching skills by actively engaging our trainees in teaching activities with medical students, residents, fellows, and allied health professionals.
One of the major strengths of the CCEP training program is the high clinical volume of cases and procedures available for fellows in training. The program is structured to permit the development of requisite procedural and technical skills, including learned manual skills and the associated technical aspects necessary to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Fellows have exposure to all electrophysiology procedures including ablation procedures for all forms of supraventricular tachycardias (including complex ablations for left atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation including cryoballoon ablation, congenital heart disease and incisional tachycardias); ablation for endocardial/epicardial ventricular tachycardias; pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization device implantation as well left atrial appendage occlusion procedures. Successful mastery of these essential skills also includes an understanding of the indications for electrophysiology study, contraindications and complications, and the ability to monitor and interpret the results.
Cedars-Sinai is a tertiary care hospital ranked as one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the Western United States with 896 beds. Cedars-Sinai is consistently ranked as one of the country's best hospitals in Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#1 Cardiology and Heart Surgery program in the West, 9th overall) in the 2013 guide to the "America's Best Hospitals" edition of U.S. News & World Report. The Saperstein Towers offers state of the art intensive care facilities including 12 Cardiac Intensive Care Unit beds and 24 Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit beds. The cardiac transplant program is the world’s largest adult program with a dedicated 32 bed heart failure/transplant inpatient unit featuring invasive hemodynamic monitoring capabilities. With the opening this year of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, we now have nine cardiac catheterization suites with 4 dedicated to clinical electrophysiology. By 2016 we will have 6 dedicated clinical electrophysiology labs.
During the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to participate in an ongoing clinical research project or pursue an original project. Research with emphasis on basic science investigation is also available, with a particularly strong program in sudden cardiac death, cardiac regenerative medicine and stem cell biology including development of a biologic pacemaker. Presentation of research findings at national and international scientific meetings is encouraged.
The program accepts graduates of Cardiovascular Disease fellowship programs. Fellows will require valid California Medical License. Please note that the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute can only accept incoming trainees who are either citizens or permanent residents of the United States eligible for licensure in the state of California. In addition, program accepts H-1B visa holders eligible for CA license or PTAL (Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter). The clinical fellowship positions starts on July 1.
To obtain application, please contact our Academic Program Coordinator:
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