Pediatric Echocardiography Fourth Year Fellowships

Training

Click here for a list of Pediatric Echocardiography Fourth Year Fellowships.

Please click here for a list of fellowships compiled by the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young that may be useful as well

Physician Levels of KnowledgeSkills, and Training.
Required knowledge base for core and advanced levels of expertise

Core
  • Understanding of the basic principles of ultrasound physics
  • Knowledge of the indications for transthoracic echocardiography in pediatric
  • patients
  • Knowledge of common congenital heart defects and surgical interventions
  • Knowledge of Doppler methods and their application for assessment of blood flow and prediction of intracardiac pressures
  • Knowledge of the limitations of echocardiography and Doppler techniques
  • Knowledge of alternative diagnostic imaging techniques
  • Knowledge of standard acoustic windows and transducer positions
  • Knowledge of image display and orientation used in pediatric echocardiography
  • Ability to recognize normal and abnormal cardiovascular structures by 2-dimensional imaging and to correlate the cross-sectional images with anatomic structures
  • Familiarity with standard echocardiographic methods of ventricular function assessment
  • Familiarity with major developments in the field of noninvasive diagnostic imaging
Advanced In addition to the knowledge base required in the core level:

  • In-depth knowledge of ultrasound physics
  • Ability to recognize and characterize rare and complex congenital and acquired cardiovascular abnormalities in a variety of clinical settings
  • In-depth understanding of Doppler methods and their application to the assessment of cardiovascular physiology
  • Familiarity with all echocardiographic methods available for assessment of global and regional ventricular function and knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques
  • Up-to-date knowledge of recent advances in the field of noninvasive cardiac imaging, including ability to review critically published research that pertains to the field
  • Knowledge of current training guidelines and regulations relevant to pediatric echocardiography

Required skills for core and advanced levels of expertise.

Core
  • Ability to safely, properly, and efficiently use cardiac ultrasound equipment
  • Ability to perform a complete transthoracic echocardiographic examination with proper use of M-mode, 2-dimensional, and Doppler techniques in normal pediatric patients and in those with heart disease, with consultation
    as needed
Advanced In addition to the skills required in the core level:

  • Ability to perform independently a complete transthoracic echocardiographic examination with proper use of all available ultrasound techniques in patients with all types of congenital heart disease
  • Ability to assess cardiovascular physiology and global and regional ventricular function using a variety of ultrasound techniques
  • Ability to supervise

Training methods recommended for core and advanced levels of expertise

Core
  • Training should take place in a pediatric echocardiography laboratory that serves a hospital with an accredited pediatric cardiology program, inpatient and outpatient facilities, neonatal and pediatric intensive care departments, a pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory, and a congenital heart surgery program
  • Supervised performance of at least 150 transthoracic echocardiograms (at least 50 in infants age _ 1 y)*
  • Review at least 150 transthoracic echocardiograms with a qualified staff pediatric echocardiographer*
  • Participate in didactic conferences in which echocardiographic data are reviewed and their clinical applications are discussed
  • Reading of textbooks, review articles, and original research on pediatric echocardiography
  • Attendance at CME courses that are either dedicated to or include pediatric echocardiography
Advanced In addition to the training methods described in the core level:

  • Perform at least 200 additional transthoracic echocardiograms (at least 50 in infants age _ 1 y) with subsequent review and critique of the examinations by the responsible staff pediatric echocardiographer*
  • Review at least 200 additional transthoracic echocardiograms with a qualified staff pediatric echocardiographer*
  • Trainees should gradually attain a high level of independence; the degree and rate at which independence is attained should be determined by the director of the laboratory
  • Prepare and present echocardiographic data at clinical and didactic conferences
  • Active participation in research that involves echocardiography of pediatric heart disease

CME, Continuing ical education.
*The recommended numbers of examinations outlined here represent minimal and not optimal requirements.

 

Pediatric Echocardiography Fourth Year Fellowships

The Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council would like to maintain this  list of 4th year imaging fellowships.  If you are likely to offer a fellowship position, even if you’ve already filled it, please send the following information to acooper@asecho.org:
1. Name of institution
2. Number of positions
3. Type of fellowship (general imaging, fetal, cardiac MR, mixed clinical and imaging, etc.)
4. Contact person, address, and e-mail
5. Deadlines

Listed alphabetically by state:

COLORADO

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Contact:
Adel Younoszai, MD
Associate Professor
Email: adel.younoszai@childrenscolorado.org

DELAWARE

The Nemours Cardiac Center at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE
Positions: 1
Cross-sectional imaging- CMR and CT, Fetal echo, advanced TTE imaging.
Full details can found at: http://www.nemours.org/education/gme/fellowships/cardiology.html

Contact:
Erin Galbraith
Erin.galbraith@nemours.org

Deadline: August 30, 2020

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Children’s National Medical Center

Positions: 1
TTE, TEE, fetal, MRI, clinical and research

Contact:
Dr. Donofrio
Advanced Fellowship Director
Contact AA:
Brenda Roach
Email: broach@cnmc.org

GEORGIA

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center at Emory University

Illinois

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Website: https://www.pediatrics.northwestern.edu/education/fellows/cardiac-imaging/index.html

Positions: 1
TTE, TEE, FE, MRI, clinical and research
The Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Non-Invasive imaging fellowship is based in the Division of Cardiology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, an academic affiliate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Contact 1:
Brittany Dixon
Medical Education Coordinator
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Programs
Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Program

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave., Box 21, Chicago, IL 60611
bdixon@luriechildrens.org
Phone: 312-227-5329

Contact 2:
Angira Patel, MD, MPH
Director, Echocardiography Lab and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
Director, McGaw Bioethics Clinical Scholars Program
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology and Medical Education

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
T 312.227.4100 | F 312.227.9640 | anpatel@luriechildrens.org | luriechildrens.org
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 21, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2605

NEW YORK

Mount Sinai Children’s Heart Center 

Positions: 1
Mixed MRI + CT + Fetal + TTE + advanced imaging techniques

Contacts:
Kenan Stern, MD
Director of Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging
kenan.stern@mssm.edu

Erica Oviedo
Program Coordinator
erica.oviedo@mssm.edu

 

OHIO

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Positions: 1
Advanced Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging including MRI, CT, Fetal, TEE and 3-D

Contact:
John P. Kovalchin, MD
Director of Echocardiography
Director of Advanced Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Fellowship
The Heart Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University
Phone: 614-722-2531
Fax: 614-722-2549
Email: john.kovalchin@nationwidechildrens.org

TEXAS

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Position: 1
Transthoracic, MRI, transesophageal and fetal. Clinical and research.

Contact:
Poonam P Thankavel, MD
Director of Echocardiography
Email: poonam.punjwani@childrens.com
Coordinator: priscilla.castro@childrens.com

UTAH

University of Utah / Primary Children’s Hospital

Position: 1
Advanced Cardiac Imaging (fetal, MRI, general)

Contact:
Michael Puchalski, MD
81 N. Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Tori Gean
victoria.gean@hsc.utah.edu

 

TENTATIVE POSITIONS

None listed at this time

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