Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

As a tertiary referral center located in downtown Dallas, our training facility provides fellows experience in a broad range of pathology and diverse population base.

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a three-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The mission of this fellowship program is to provide excellent clinical training in clinical cardiology with multiple opportunities to be personally involved in patient care, clinical research and other scholarly activities. COCATS Level I training is expected for all fellows. If desired, COCATS II may be attained during the third year for diagnostic cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI, electrophysiology and heart failure.

Our program boasts a 100 percent board pass rate and a fellow-faculty ratio of 12:1.


Our program provides training and experience in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. Such patient conditions include:

  • Chronic coronary heart disease
  • Advanced congestive heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Acute myocardial infarction and other acute ischemic syndromes
  • Lipid disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Pulmonary heart disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Infections and inflammatory heart disease
  • Adult congenital heart disease

Our fellows work alongside the nation's preeminent cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons providing advanced diagnostics, medical therapy, percutaneous interventional and electrophysiological procedures and cardiovascular surgery.

Fellows are also involved in direct clinical teaching of internal medicine residents on the inpatient cardiology services (ICU and CCU) as well as assisting in the early training of new cardiology fellows.

  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath)
  • Nuclear Cardiology (Nuc)
  • Cardiomyopathy/Heart Failure/Transplant (HF)
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP)
  • CCU/Consult (CCU)
  • Noninvasive Heart Center(NI)
  • Outpatient Clinic at VA Medical Center
  • Research
  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging (ACI)
  • Vascular (Vasc)
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Cong)
  • Elective (E-Rotation Bame)
  • Continuity Clinic at Parkland

During rotations, our fellows utilize cardiac catheterization laboratories that include five angiographic suites with advanced digital equipment, two of which are biplane. In addition, they have access to four dedicated electrophysiology labs, one of which is biplane, and a new fluoroscopy suite.

  • EKG/EP Conference
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Cardiology Journal Club
  • Cardiology Board Review
  • Cardiology Echocardiography Conference
  • Pathology Conference
  • Cardiac Catheterization Conference
  • Nuclear Conference
  • Cardiology M&M and Section Conferences
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Recognizing the vitality to the future intellectual health of cardiovascular medicine and the welfare of patients with cardiovascular disease, we provide protected time for required cardiovascular research. Such an experience will ensure fellows understand the concepts, methods and pitfalls of the research process. Active participation in research projects will provide fellows with further experience in critical thinking and evaluation of cardiology literature.

Fellows will eventually participate in review of published data, research design, data analysis and logical deduction. Our fellows develop skills in continuing self-education through direct investigation as well as by reviewing data from other investigators, and, therefore, are equipped for life-long learning through the medical literature. Additional goals include expertise in epidemiological methods as well as outcome evaluation, biostatistics and biomedical ethics.

HFrF: Heart Fellow with Reduced Function

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently published an article by one of our fellows, Dr. Taimur Safder, about his experience transitioning from a resident to a cardiology fellow at Baylor Dallas.

  • Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Baylor University Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education (GME) is committed to advancing and passionately promoting a training environment where all feel welcomed and valued.
    A culture of inclusion encourages innovation, and is a catalyst for building dynamic teams that serve our communities.

How to Apply

Applicants may apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically submit fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from their medical school.

Deadline for applications is early October. Interviews take place beginning early September.

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
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and/or COMLEX scores

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

Contact Us

Priscilla Braisted
Phone: 214-818-6496
Fax: 214.820.7272

Verification Requests: BUMCGMEVerifications@BSWHealth.org

Cardiovascular Diease Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospitals, 6th Floor
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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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.

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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.

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