Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. With our newly updated cath labs and internationally recognized faculty providing exposure to the latest cardiac procedures, our fellows will experience all the facets of interventional cardiology preparing them for the next stage in their careers.

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited one-year program that provides two fellows 12 months of clinical training in coronary interventional procedures, peripheral interventions and structural heart procedures.

Training will focus on obtaining mastery of the cognitive and technical skills necessary to care for patients. Our faculty members possess a broad range of subspecialty expertise within the field of interventional cardiology. The program strives to create a collegial atmosphere with abundant opportunities for one-on-one interactions between faculty and fellows. At the end of training, the interventional cardiology fellow will have acquired the knowledge base, judgment and technical skills to become an independent operator in interventional cardiology


Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano cardiac catheterization laboratory performs more than 5,000 cardiac procedures and more than 1,800 cardiac interventions annually.

As a fellow you will be involved in the following procedures:

  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Angioplasty and stenting to treat coronary artery disease
  • Angioplasty and stenting for peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Complex and High Risk coronary and Interventional Procedures (CHIP)
  • Current Percutaneous ventricular assist devices (Impella, etc.)
  • Balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) coronary intervention
  • Clot removal with aspiration device (thrombectomy)
  • Nonsurgical closure of ostium secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) or patent foramen ovale
  • Plaque modification with atherectomy devices (rotational or laser), IVL
  • Robotic coronary angioplasty and stenting

In addition, fellows have an opportunity to observe the following procedures via the interventional faculty and will be involved in the bedside management of patients.

  • Balloon dilation and stent placement to treat coarctation of the aorta
  • Closure of perivalvular leaks (PVL)
  • Percutaneous mitral valve repair
  • Pulmonary artery angioplasty to open lung arteries blocked with chronic clots and help improve pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary vein intervention to treat veins blocked after an ablation procedure
  • Alcohol septal ablation to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Transcatheter insertion of coil or occluder to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Our fellowship offers a wide variety of educational conferences for the Interventional Cardiology Fellows.

Research Meeting


Cath/Interventional Conference


THH Phase of Care Mortality Analysis (POCMA)


High Risk Multidisc Meeting


Cardiology Grand Rounds


Cardilogy Journal Club


Didactic Teaching Rounds


Cathlab Quality and Operation Meeting


Chest Pain Parameter Heart Attack Center (PAAC)


STIMI Quarterly Review


Interventionall Cardiology Journal Club


The faculty are very proficient in scholarly activities. There is a weekly research conference held at THHBP where investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials are discussed. This conference includes a discussion on how research is explained to patients and applied to patient care.

Fellows will be expected to author at least one manuscript. Presentations at national conferences are encouraged.

Research Impact

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

How to Apply

Our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program uses 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.

Interviews generally take place in January or February.

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
  • 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
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX 75093