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Department of Pediatrics

Cardiology Fellowship

Seattle Skyline, featuring the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier


The University of Washington Pediatric Cardiology Training Program will produce pediatric cardiologists with the cognitive and procedural expertise to provide excellent care to children with cardiovascular disease and the academic skills to make meaningful scholarly contributions.

Training at the University of Washington School of Medicine:
Each year, approximately 1,200 residents and fellows conduct their ACGME training at one of UW’s primary training sites. For more information, including appointment information and stipends visit the Prospective Residents and Fellows page.




First Year

The first year is primarily clinical. The fellow is exposed to all the areas of clinical cardiology through month-long rotations. First-year fellows also participate in the continuity clinic.

Second and Third Years

In their second and third years, fellows focus on developing research skills and take on increasing clinical responsibilities. The program is designed to allow for approximately two years of clinical training and one year of research time.


Major categories of clinical exposure include inpatient cardiology, echocardiography/noninvasive imaging, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, cardiac intensive care, cardiothoracic surgery, heart failure/transplant and adult congenital heart disease.


Research opportunities include clinical, basic science and transitional research. Faculty research interests include cardiac metabolism, cardiac regeneration, Kawasaki disease, outcomes research in adult patients with congenital heart disease, interventional/hybrid treatment for congenital heart disease, and clinical applications of noninvasive imaging.



Total Rotations 39
Research 13
Echo 6
Inpt (ward+ICU) 5
Cath 4
EP 2
HF 1
Elective 2
Continuity Clinic

3-5 patients per 1/2 day a week

Core Training Sites

Seattle Children's Hospital & Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Springbrook

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital is both a community hospital for greater Seattle and the pediatric referral center for the Northwest providing excellent pediatric care to meet the medical, surgical and developmental needs of children in the WWAMI region. Serving as the main clinical training site for pediatric residents, this 420-bed hospital is conveniently located one and one-half miles from the University of Washington campus in an attractive, residential neighborhood of Seattle. The staff consists of University faculty and Seattle Children's full-time physicians, as well as private practicing physicians from the Seattle area.

Other sites include Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Harborview Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Washington Medical Center.


Cath Lab Team

Meet our Heart Center Team.

Fellows and Alumni

Current Fellows

  • James Nelson, MD (2016-2019)
  • Senta Furman, MD, PhD (2016-2020)
  • Iman Naimi, MD (2017-2020)
  • Eric Frandsen, MD (2017-2020)
  • Yuen Lie Tjoeng, MD (2018-2020)
  • Kaitlyn Freeman, DO (2018-2021)
  • Joan Lee, MD (2018-2021)


Catherine Collins, MD (2016-2018)
Current position: Attending position- Lurie Children's, Chicago IL

Stephen Dolgner, MD (2015-2018)
Current position: Sr. Fellow- ACHD, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Michele Pasierb, MD (2015-2018)
Current position: Attending position, Stanford Medical Center, Fargo ND

Britton Keeshan, MD, MPH (2014- 2017)
Current position: Attending position- Yale Medical Center, New Haven CT

Soultana Kourtidou, MD, MSc (2014-2017)
Current position: Attending position- Cornell/ New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, New York NY

Joshua Weldin, MD (2012-2015)
Current position: Attending position University of Washington/Seattle Children's

Zeb Spector, MD (2012-2015)
Current position: Attending position- Duke Medical Center, North Carolina

Bethany Wisotzkey, MD (2013-2016)
Current position: Attending position- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg FL

Kamill Del Toro, MD (2013-2016)
Current position: Attending position Ochsner Health Center, New Orleans

Jennie Allen, MD (2011-2014)
Current position: Attending position, Northwest Children's Heart Center, Seattle WA

Patrick Sullivan, MD (2011-2014)
Current position: Attending position, USC CHLA, Los Angeles CA

Jason Deen, MD (2010-2013)
Current position: Attending position University of Washington/Seattle Children's

Matt Files, MD (2010-2013)
Current position: Attending position University of Washington/Seattle Children's

Kristen Sexson, MD, PhD (2009-2012)
Current position: Attending position Texas Children’s

Nicolas Madsen, MD, MPH (2009-2012)
Current position: Attending position, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati OH

Cory Noel, MD (2008-2011)
Current position: Attending position Texas Children’s

Nadine Choueiter, MD (2007-2010)
Current position: Attending position Montefiore, New York

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
We will be accepting  applications via ERAS (Spring Application Cycle) for consideration in the 2020 NMRP match. 
We ask for the ERAS Application, a current CV, personal statement, 3+ LORs, a photo, and USMLE step and/or COMPLEX scores to complete a file.  We will have 2 spots available that start ~July 7, 2020. 
We do consider international medical graduates with ECFMG documentation on a case by case basis.
You do have to be eligible to obtain a Washington state medical license prior to starting the program.

We encourage anyone interested to apply! 

Below are links with additional information:


Seattle Children’s Heart Center:


NMRP- The Match:

Washington State Department of Health- Medical License


Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Best regards,

Scott Olson, MHA

Cardiac Services Fellowship Program Coordinator
Pediatric Cardiology |Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Adult Congenital Heart Disease | Extracorporeal Life Support
Interventional Cardiology |Transplant & Heart Failure

Seattle Children's
206-987-3169  OFFICE< br /> 206-469-2075  PAGER
206-987-3839  FAX


Program Director

Troy A. Johnston, MD

Associate Professor Director of Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Program Management Specialist

Scott Olson, MHA

Program Management Specialist