Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Our fellows benefit from training at a major interventional trial center where they will gain exposure to ongoing clinical trials, investigational devices and adjunctive therapies.

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited one-year program that provides one fellow 12 months of clinical training in coronary interventional procedures, peripheral interventions and structural heart procedures as well as experience in a longitudinal ambulatory clinic.

Our program boasts a 100 percent pass rate on interventional cardiology boards, and we have a student-faculty ratio of 1:7.

We accept one fellow per year.


Our fellows receive clinical training in coronary interventional procedures, peripheral interventions, structural heart procedures and experience in a longitudinal ambulatory clinic.

Within the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, fellows obtain detailed, extensive exposure to the essential components of adult invasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular procedures. By the end of the training, the interventional cardiology fellow will have acquired the knowledge base, judgment and technical skills to become an independent operator in interventional cardiology. All fellows are required to maintain detailed documentation of the procedures they perform.

The Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory performs more than 4,000 diagnostic cardiac procedures and more than 1,500 coronary interventions annually.

Some of the modalities of advanced percutaneous interventions we use include:

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Coronary stenting
  • CTO interventions,
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Distal protection devices
  • IVUS
  • Pressure wire evaluation

Some of the interventions we perform include:

  • Carotid interventions
  • Peripheral interventions
  • Valvular heart interventions
    • TAVR
    • Percutaneous mitral valve repair
    • Mitral balloon valvuloplasty
  • Structural heart interventions
    • ASD
    • PFO
    • PDA
    • LAA closures

Our program has a core curriculum that includes a series of lectures covering pertinent topics in interventional cardiology. Fellows are required to participate by presenting several of the topics throughout the year and are expected to complete a compendium of suggested readings provided to them.

The program will provide instruction on a weekly basis in the following areas:

  • Patient selection
  • Pharmacologic intervention
  • Coronary intervention
  • Big artery vascular interventions
  • Intracardiac interventions
  • Evaluation of interventional techniques
  • Outcome effectiveness of interventional cardiology

Additionally, fellows are provided outpatient post-intervention care experience during a half-day-per-week continuity clinic.

Conferences included:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Conference
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Cardiology Echocardiography Conference
  • Heart Failure/Transplant Conference
  • Cardiology M&M

Training includes clinical research responsibilities, and fellows are expected to publish the findings of their research project during their training.

Recent clinical trials include:

  • ECLIPSE Vascular Closure Device
  • Ev3 Spider Distal Embolic Protection Device
  • Cordis DESCOVER Registry
  • ACRI Angiomax registry
  • Medtronic Endeavor IV
  • CORAL Renal Artery stenting
  • Boston Scientific PERSEUS
  • ABCD Trial: Same Day Discharge for PCI
  • Cordis CYpher Elite Trial
  • GRAVITAS Trial of Dual Aniplatelet therapy
  • Abbot XIENCE registry
  • Medtronic RESOLUTE trial
  • Acuity
  • Boston Scientific PLATUNUM
  • Medtronic EDUCATE trial
  • TAXUS DAPT trial
  • Abbott Excell Trial
  • Corevalue
  • EVERST (E-valve)
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is the first week of April.

Visit ERAS to apply

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least three years of internal medicine residency and three years of cardiology fellowship training.

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

Shawn Guy-Pitts
Phone: 214.820.2234
Fax: 214.820.7272

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave
1st Floor Roberts Hospital, Suite 1013
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.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

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.

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