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Department of Pediatrics

Cardiology Fellowship

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Mission

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.

 

 

Curriculum

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.

Clinical

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

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.

Rotations

 

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

3-5 patients per 1/2 day a week

Core Training Sites

Seattle Children's Hospital & Sand Point Clinic

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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.

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

Faculty

Cath Lab Team

Meet our Heart Center Team.

Fellows and Alumni

Current Pediatric Cardiology Fellows

Evan Holleran, MD (2021-2024)

 

Sangitha Krishnan, MD (2021-2024)

 

Lauren Carlozzi, MD (2020-2023)

 

Kathryn Virk, MD (2020-2023)

 

Joshua Price, MD (2019-2022)

 

Jenna Schauer, MD (2019-2022)

 

4th-Year Advanced Training Fellows

Kaitlyn Freeman, DO (2018-2022)
Pediatric Cardiology Non-invasive Imaging

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

Alumni

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

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 COMLEX scores to complete a file.  We will have 2 spots available that start ~July 7, 2022. 
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:

UW GME:
https://sites.uw.edu/uwgme/residents-fellows/prospective-residents-and-fellows/

Seattle Children’s Heart Center:
https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/heart/

ERAS:
www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/fellowship_applicants

NMRP- The Match:
www.nrmp.org/participating-fellowships

Washington State Department of Health- Medical License
https://wmc.wa.gov/licensing/licensing-requirements/physician-and-surgeon

 

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

Best regards,

Cammie Bullock

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
206-987-3839  FAX
cammie.bullock@seattlechildrens.org

 

Program Director

Troy A. Johnston, MD

Associate Professor Director of Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

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Program Management Specialist

Cammie Bullock

Program Management Specialist

206.987.3169 (phone)
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