Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Our electrophysiology labs have pioneered arrhythmia, heart rhythm, and other treatments for the heart's electrical system nationally and worldwide.

Our fellows will rotate through our five high-volume electrophysiology labs, one using the latest generation of the Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System, which results in >3000 procedures performed each year. 

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Baylor Scott & White the Heart Hospital Plano, is a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). A robust program whose setting is in a tertiary referral center in Plano, resulting in an experience for our fellows across a wide range of electrophysiologic disorders and allows for the development of expertise in an extensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. 

The program has a 1:6 student: faculty ratio (core faculty), in addition to collaborative work with the Cardiovascular Imaging Team, Structural Heart Team, Interventional Cardiology Team and Cardiovascular Surgery Team. This comprehensive approach with diverse medical specialties allows for a comprehensive training experience, allowing the fellow to develop expertise in all therapeutic modalities including medical management, catheter ablation, and device implantation. Fellows who express an interest also have the opportunity to develop expertise in advanced cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) lead management, including laser-assisted and mechanical lead extraction.


Fellows treat arrhythmia patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings to observe, diagnose, manage, and judge the effectiveness of treatments for these patients. Fellows are given the opportunity to assume continuing and increasing responsibility for both acutely and chronically ill patients to learn the natural history of a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias and how to treat them.

Fellows will achieve experience in outpatient management of arrhythmias through a variety of outpatient clinics.  These will include rotation among the EP faculty members’ clinics, with educational exposure to implantable device management (pacemaker, ICD, ILR, and central sleep apnea devices), and participation in multidisciplinary clinics, including postoperative arrhythmia clinics, hybrid AF management clinic (both of which utilize a team approach with cardiovascular surgery), and left atrial appendage closure clinic.  This will afford the fellow in training the opportunity to observe and manage patients longitudinally and to gain experience with device follow-up and management.

Throughout training, fellows have increasing responsibility in invasive and non-invasive procedures in the EP laboratory.

EP studies and ablations

  • Diagnostic EP studies
  • Arrhythmia mapping
  • Catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardias and ventricular tachycardias
  • Radiofrequency and cryoablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Radiofrequency ablation of atypical atrial flutter
  • Ablation of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia
  • Ablation of scar based ventricular tachycardia, epicardial and Impella assisted
  • Vein of Marshall EtOH ablation 

Cardiac rhythm devices

  • Transvenous single, dual and biventricular pacemakers
  • Transvenous single, dual and biventricular defibrillators
  • Leadless pacemakers
  • Subcutaneous defibrillators
  • Laser and mechanical extraction of devices


  • Left atrial appendage closure device
  • Tilt table testing


Trainees are provided with ample didactic input to make the most of their clinical experience. Fellows are expected to make a concerted effort to attend as many conferences as possible.

  • Intracardiac Electrogram Conference
  • Didactic lectures including anatomy, basic electrophysiology, biophysics of ablation, device implantation, ablation of arrhythmias
  • EKG conference
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Cardiology Echocardiography Conference
  • Cardiology Catheterization Conference
  • Cardiology Section or M&M Meeting

We encourage interested fellows to engage in clinical research as well. A meaningful experience could include discussion and formulation of hypothesis and study design with goal to publish in a peer-reviewed journal

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.

In addition to one-on-one coaching from faculty, fellows learn the basics of research through a dedicated monthly research lecture.

How to Apply

Our Heart Failure 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.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least three years of internal medicine residency and three years of cardiovascular disease fellowship.

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.

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