Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

As a standalone hospital dedicated to cardiovascular care, our training facility provides fellows experience in a broad range of cardiovascular pathology in a diverse population.

Located in Plano, TX, The Heart Hospital is a unique training facility dedicated to the comprehensive care of cardiac patients. As a quaternary referral center, The Heart Hospital is staffed by a faculty of nationally- and internationally-renowned cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons. The mission of our training program is to expose fellows to a broad range of cardiac pathology and a diverse patient population, while ensuring consistent opportunities to contribute to meaningful clinical research and other scholarly activities. A unique feature of our program is the close working relationship we have with our cardiothoracic and vascular surgery faculty and fellows (who consistently rank in the Top 10 hospitals for surgical volume), with several shared conferences weekly.

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at The Heart Hospital, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a three-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). COCATS Level II training is expected for all fellows in all rotation.

Our program accepts four fellows each year.


Sample Rotation Schedule

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Y 2022-2023 July 1- July 30 July 31 - Aug 27 Aug 28 - Sept 24 Sept 25 - Oct 22 Oct 23 - Nov 19 Nov 20 - Dec 17 Dec 18 - Jan 14 Jan 15- Feb 11 Feb 12- Mar 10 Mar 11 - April 7 April 8 - May 5 May 6 - June 2 June 3 - June 30
Fellow 1 Echo 1 Cath 1 Consult 1 CCU1 Research 1 Cath 2 Echo 2 HF 1 Nuclear 1 CCU2 EP 1 Research 2 Cath 3
Fellow 2 Echo 1 Consult 1 CCU1 HF 1 Cath 1 Nuclear 1 Research 1 CCU2 EP 1 Cath 2 Echo 2 Research 2 Cath 3
Fellow 3 Consult 1 Echo 1 Research 1 Cath 1 EP 1 CCU1 Cath 2 Research 2 Echo 2 Cath 3 HF 1 Nuclear 1 CCU2
Fellow 4 Cath 1 Echo 1 EP 1 Consult 1 CCU 1 Research HF 1 Cath 2 Echo 2 Nuclear 1 CCU 2 Cath 3 Research 2
Fellow 5 EP 2 Research Echo 3 Cath 4 HF 2 MM Imaging CCU3 Echo 4 HF 3 Research Cath 5 Echo 5 Consult 2
Fellow 6 CCU3 Cath 4 Echo 3 EP 2 Research 1 HF 2 Echo 4 MM Imaging Cath 5 Consult 2 Echo 5 CCU 4 Research 2
Fellow 7 Cath 4 MM Imaging HF 2 Research 1 Echo 3 Consult 2 Research EP 2 CCU3 Echo 4 Nuclear 1 Cath 5 Echo 5
Fellow 8 HF 2 CCU3 Cath 4 Echo 3 Cath 5 Echo 4 Consult 2 Research MM Imaging EP 2 Consult 3 Echo 5 Research
Fellow 9 MM imaging Nuclear 3 Vascular 1 MM imaging Echo 6 MM imaging Research Consult 4 Vascular 2 Cath 6 MM imaging Research MM imaging
Nuclear 2 Elective Nuclear 4 CT4/MRI4 Congenital Elective CT3/MRI3 CT6/MRI6
CT2/MRI2 ELE CT3/MRI3 Elective Admin Elective Elective
Fellow 10 Nuclear 2 MM Imaging Cath 6 Research Consult 4 Cath 7   MM Imaging Cath 8 Research Vascular 2 Echo 6 Vascular 3 Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Congenital
Nuclear 3 Vascular 1 Nuclear 4
Fellow 11 Vascular1 Research MM Imaging Echo 6 Nuclear 3 Research Cath 6 Echo 7 Elective MM Imaging Elective Consult 4 Echo 8
Congenital Nuclear 2 Elective HF Elective HF Elective
CT2/MRI2 Nuclear 4
Fellow 12 MM imaging Vascular Research Nuclear 3 Research Echo 6 MM imaging Cath 5 Consult 4 Echo 7 Cath 6 EP 5 EP 6
Nuclear 2 Congenital Nuclear 4 Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Current call coverage

Call coverage is 1 in every 6 for weekends and 1 in every 5 for weekdays.

Our fellowship offers a wide variety of educational conferences for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellows.

  • EKG/EP Conference
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Cardiology Journal Club*
  • Cardiology Board Review
  • Cardiology Echocardiography Conference*
  • Pathology Conference*
  • Cardiac Catheterization Conference*
  • Nuclear Conference
  • High Risk Surgery Conference*
  • Cardiology M&M and Section Conferences
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds*
  • Imaging Conf (CT, ECHO, MRI, Nuclear)

* Indicates joint conferences with CT Surgery fellows

Our faculty members are active in scholarly activities, and include several national principal investigators (PIs) on multiple studies.

There is a weekly research conference and a monthly conference where investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials are discussed. This conference includes discussion on how research is explained to patients and applied to patient care.

Research Impact

Journal vs # of publications plotted, numbers in parenthesis is the Impact factor of the journal

  • Train at a hospital ranked 27th in the nation for Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report

    Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano, a standalone hospital dedicated to cardiovascular care, is among the top 10 percent in the nation.

How to Apply

Our Cardiovascular Disease fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Applications will only be accepted through ERAS.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials have been completed and properly submitted to ERAS. The Fellowship Selection Committee will review all completed applications and will select applicants for interviews. Interviews will be arranged by invitation only.

Deadline for applications is early October.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least three years of internal medicine residency.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from your program director)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores

At this time, we are only sponsoring a J1 visa for those who require a visa.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Research Impact

Our faculty includes international leaders in education and research trials and leadership in major clinical trials

We are a national PI in PARTNER, COAPT, PORTCO trials.

Journal vs # of publications plotted, numbers in parenthesis is the Impact factor of the journal

Contact Us

Kristen Handley
Program Administrator
Phone: 469.814.3160

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
2nd Floor Residents Lounge
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX 75093

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Plano, TX

With excellent public and private schools, low crime and affordable homes, Plano provides a great environment to raise a family.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.