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UW Pediatrics

Cardiology Fellowship

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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

Prerequisites for Accredited Fellowship

Applicants will have completed a minimum of three years of training in an ACGME approved pediatric residency program and must be board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics by July 2023.

Application Requirements

  • Applications and supporting documents are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service:
  • Please submit at minimum your CV, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation (including a program director), photo, USMLE Step or COMPLEX scores.
  • We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of first-year fellows. Please apply directly to the department and register with the NRMP.


  • Application Deadline: August 12
  • Mid-August: Invitations to interview sent out
  • Interview Time Period: August – October
  • NRMP Rank List: November 16
  • NRMP Match Day: November 30
  • Fellowship Start Date: July 7

Interview Process

All interviews will be conducted on Zoom. See below for a typical Interview Day:

8:00a - 8:45a Opening Program Overview with Dr. Borah Hong
8:45a - 11:45a Meeting with 4 Faculty Members and 1 Fellow
11:50a - 12:20p Fellow Meet & Greet
12:20p - 12:30p Close with Dr. Borah Hong

Informational Videos

Additional Information

Pending Application or Interviews 

Cammie Bullock
Fellowship Program Management Specialist
Seattle Children's Hospital

206-987-3169  OFFICE
206-987-3839  FAX

Seattle Children's Hospital

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 407-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.

Additional Information: Message to Prospective Pediatric Residents and Fellows from Dr. Walker-Harding (YouTube); Resident Tour of Seattle Children’s Hospital (YouTube).

Fellowship Leadership


Cardiology Faculty

Meet our Heart Center Team.

Cardiology fellows

Current Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Rob McRae, MD (2022-2025)

Plicy Perez, MD (2022-2025)

Evan Holleran, MD (2021-2024)

Sangitha Krishnan, MD (2021-2024)

Lauren Carlozzi, MD (2020-2023)

Kathryn Virk, MD (2020-2023)

4th-Year Advanced Training Fellows

Benjamin Ittleman, MD (2022-2023)
Pediatric Cardiology Non-invasive Imaging

Jenna Schauer, MD (2022-2023)
Heart Failure/Transplant

Juan Carlos Samayoa Escobar, MD (2021-2022)
Pediatric Interventional Cardiology


Kaitlyn Freeman, DO (2018-2022)
Current position: Echocardiography - Massachusetts General Hospital

Joshua Price, MD (2019-2022)
Current position: ACHD Fellow - University of Washington, Seattle WA

Joan Lee, MD (2018-2021)
Current position: Pediatric Cardiologist - Northwest Congenital Heart Care, Seattle WA

Yuen Lie Tjoeng, MD (2018-2020)
Current position: Cardiac Intensivist - Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle WA

Eric Frandsen, MD (2017-2020)
Current position: Heart Failure/Transplant - Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA

Iman Naimi, MD (2017-2020)
Current position: Interventional Catheterization - Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton AB

Senta Furman, MD, PhD (2016-2020)
Current position: Cardiac Intensivist - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

James Nelson, MD (2016-2019)
Current position: Pediatric Cardiologist - Sibley Heart Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta GA

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

Stephen Dolgner, MD (2015-2018)
Current position: ACHD - Texas Children's Hospital, Houston TX

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

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

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

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

Zeb Spector, MD (2012-2015)
Current position: Electrophysiology- Duke Children's Specialty Services, Fayetteville and Greensboro NC

Bethany Wisotzkey, MD (2013-2016)
Current position: Heart Failure/Transplant- Phoenix Children’s, Phoenix AZ

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

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

Patrick Sullivan, MD (2011-2014)
Current position: Pediatric Cardioligist, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

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

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

S. Kristen Sexson Tejtel, MD, PhD (2009-2012)
Current position: Echocardiography - Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX

Nicolas Madsen, MD, MPH (2009-2012)
Current position: Medical Director, Heart Institute - Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati OH

Cory Noel, MD (2008-2011)
Current position: Pediatric Cardiologist -  Seattle Children's Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Nadine Choueiter, MD (2007-2010)
Current position: Director, Non-invasive Imaging - The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx NY

Program Director

Borah J Hong, MD

Associate Professor

Associate Program Director

Eyal Sagiv, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Program Management Specialist

Cammie Bullock

Program Management Specialist

206.987.3169 (phone)