The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Riley Hospital for Children started training future cardiologists in 1975. We are committed to producing highly qualified clinicians with the academic experience to pursue research from the basic sciences to clinical trials to quality improvement initiatives. We offer an exciting, in-depth and high-quality experience for our fellows by combining excellent, multi-disciplinary teaching, personal mentorship, and a flexible training curriculum to allow each fellow to achieve their career goals as a pediatric cardiologist.
Our comprehensive training program provides opportunities to explore all aspects of clinical cardiology. Collaboration between the sections of cardiology, critical care, cardiac surgery, and neonatology provide in depth exposure to all aspects of cardiology. The cardiology faculty provide training in all cardiology subspecialty areas, including:
- Adolescent and Adult congenital heart disease
- Cardiac Intensive Care
- Fetal Cardiology
- Heart Failure/Transplant
- Interventional Cardiology
- Non-invasive imaging (including echocardiography and cardiac MRI)
- Preventive Cardiology
Fellows have many opportunities to work with colleagues from other specialty areas as well, thanks to the strong culture of collaboration at Riley. Recent developments include multidisciplinary conferences with critical care, neonatology, and pulmonology.
Why Train at Riley?
Riley Hospital ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the 2013-2014 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report. Riley Hospital is nationally ranked in all 10 subspecialty categories.
Fellowship program directors, Marcus Schamberger, MD and Eric Ebenroth, MD, provide oversight and leadership of the administrative, clinical and scholarly aspects of the training program and are dedicated to providing a rewarding and challenging experience to every fellow who joins our team. They are committed to the success of each fellow from the beginning of the program through their first faculty position.
Cardiology fellows also experience training and research in cardiac development, translational research and genetics, epidemiology and pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. The Wells Center for Pediatric Research is a 27,000 square foot facility dedicated to basic and translational research. The research structure allows fellows to successfully enter the national stage not only by successful publication of their research but also by presenting at local, regional, and national meetings. The Riley Heart Center is one of only ten clinical sites in North America participating in the Pediatric Heart Network, a research consortium sponsored by the National Institute of Health.