Smidt Heart Institute has established a reputation for excellent outcomes. To promote better outcomes in the medical community at large, the institute offers a variety of education programs for physicians, nurses, trainees and students.
Grand Rounds and Conferences
The following clinical teaching conferences for physicians are held regularly during the year:
- Cardiology Grand Rounds: weekly, on Tuesdays; 9-10 a.m.
- EKG/Electrophysiology Conference: weekly, on Tuesdays; 8-9 a.m.
- Smidt Heart Institute Research Seminars: weekly, on Tuesdays; noon
- Cardiac Catheterization Conference: weekly, on Wednesdays; 7:30 a.m.
- Echo Conference: weekly, on Wednesdays; noon
- Fellows' Imaging Case Conference; weekly, on Thursdays; 8:15 a.m.
- Fellows' CPC: monthly, on the first, second, and fourth Thursdays; noon-1 p.m.
- Fellows' CICU Case Conference: weekly, on Fridays; noon-1 p.m.
Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, director of the Smidt Heart Institute, presents the 10-year progress report.
Cardiovascular Training Programs
The Division of Cardiology offers several clinical and research training programs, which include:
The Cedars-Sinai Cardiology Fellowship Program is a three-year training program in cardiovascular disease approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The first two years are devoted to clinical training in general and critical care cardiology, heart failure and transplantation, mechanical circulatory devices, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, preventive cardiology, vascular medicine, congenital heart disease and noninvasive cardiac imaging, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, PET and MRI. The third year is devoted to clinical electives and investigative training in basic and translational cardiology research. A comprehensive core lecture series and daily conferences supplement the clinical training. The program conforms to the Core Cardiology Training Symposium guidelines of the American College of Cardiology. An optional fourth year is available for individuals who desire advanced research training.
For more information, visit our Cardiology Fellowship page or contact Dana Kramer, program coordinator, at 310-423-7642 or Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Davis Building, Room 1015, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Advanced Clinical Training Fellowships in Cardiology
Advanced clinical training, accredited by ACGME, is available in the following three areas:
- Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Interventional Cardiology
Contact Xenia Lovrekovic-Delic, department academic coordinator of the Division of Cardiology, at 310-248-6719 or Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai, 127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A3100, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Other clinical training opportunities (non-ACGME) are available in:
- Women's Heart Disease and Health
Contact Debbie Krems, academic assistant, Women's Health Center, at 310-423-9680 or Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai, 127 S. San Vicente Blvd. Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A3206, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
- Cardiac Imaging
Contact Louise Thomson, MD, program director, Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology, at 310-423-4223 or Cedars-Sinai, 8700 Beverly Blvd. Taper 1258, Street Level, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
- Research and Clinical Fellowship in Hypertension and Vascular Biology
Contact Katie Sy, management assistant II, Cedars-Sinai Hypertension Center, at 310-248-7641, or email her, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Endovascular Thoracic Surgery
- Mechanical Support and Thoracic Transplantation
Residency in Cardiology
- Thoracic Surgery Residency
Contact Bridget Frommel, program coordinator, Thoracic Surgery Residency, at 310-423-2766, or email her, email@example.com.
- National Institutes of Health T32-supported Postdoctoral Fellowships in Advanced Research Training in Basic and Translational Cardiovascular Research is available for doctors and investigators, or equivalent through the Smidt Heart Institute (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only).
- For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD, director of Basic Research Programs, Smidt Heart Institute, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Davis Building Room 1017, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
- Research fellowships are also offered by individual Heart Institute faculty on a case-by-case basis. See a complete Heart Institute faculty listing.