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Education & Training

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The fellowship is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical cardiology, education and research.

The primary goal of the program is to advance fellows' clinical, administrative and research expertise to fully prepare them for academic careers. Subspecialty board-certified pediatric cardiologists and surgeons provide the core training of the program, with additional teaching offered by the wide range of pediatric medical and surgical experts at CHAM.

Clinical Experience

The majority of clinical experience is provided at the nationally recognized Pediatric Heart Center at CHAM. For more than 50 years, Montefiore and its heart team have been pioneering some of the most innovative advancements in the field of cardiology. The highly specialized multidisciplinary team performed the first hybrid procedure in the state of New York and the first pediatric heart transplant in the Bronx. The patient population represented at CHAM's Pediatric Heart Center spans the entire range of pediatric cardiovascular conditions. We treat children with congenital and acquired heart disease from the local area of New York City throughout the New York tri-state region and beyond.

All fellows train with state-of-the-art equipment and collaborate with divisions of cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, neonatology, maternal-fetal medicine, radiology, genetics and other appropriate experts and specialists. The newly renovated Pediatric Heart Center facilities include the region's only hybrid catheter surgical lab, spacious treatment and consultation rooms, four echocardiography imaging rooms and a new telecommunications system to review up-to-the-minute echocardiograms, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT ) scans and other pertinent data and provide easy communication between referring providers and cardiac specialists. The critical care unit has been newly renovated with a capacity of 26 beds.

Curriculum

Fellows enjoy rich and varied educational opportunities during the three-year training program. Daily conferences encompass a core lecture series, case conferences, journal clubs and research presentations. Further enrichment is available through Grand Rounds, cardiac catheterization conferences and airway conferences, as well as a broad range of teaching series and lectures provided at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Applying for Fellowship Positions

Applications are now being accepted for the fellowship beginning in July 2016 and must be received by March. Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Interviews will be held at CHAM until May.

Contact Information

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-741-2343 
Email:pedheart@montefiore.org

Jacqueline M. Lamour, MD
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Email: jlamour@montefiore.org

Frank Varcasia

Fellowship Coordinator, Division of Pediatric Cardiology 
Email: fvarcasi@montefiore.org
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mr. Varcasia via email or at 718-741-2538 

 
Our Team
Our Team

All of the pediatric cardiac surgeons responsible for training our residents and fellows hold faculty appointments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Our Team
Meet Jason Majihas
Meet Jason Majihas

Seven-year-old Jason Majihas was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and given a Berlin heart - a bridge-to-transplant device. A team led by Samuel Weinstein, MD performed a heart transplant operation that has restored Jason to good health.

WATCH Jason's STORY