The Cardiology Fellowship Program
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital formerly known as a Cook County Hospital offers a
fully accredited, three year fellowship training program. The philosophy
County Hospital is that providing exceptional training to our cardiology
fellows and providing excellent cue to our patients we intimately
The specific aims of the Cardiology Fellowship Program are:
1. To provide excellent training in all aspects of inpatient and
outpatient clinical cardiology.
Cardiologists at Stroger Hospital see patients with an unusually
broad range of diseases. The busy inpatient services, including the
coronary care unit and the consult service, and the busy outpatient
clinics offer fellows ample opportunity for personal experience in the
diagnosis and treatment of virtually every sort of cardiovascular
condition. In addition, didactic sessions lectures, conferences,
teaching rounds and one-on-one experience with cardiology faculty ensure
that fellows receive a thorough education in cardiovascular disease.
2. To provide excellent training
the selection, performance, and interpretation of noninvasive and
invasive diagnostic techniques.
All standard noninvasive diagnostic techniques are performed at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. Fellows obtain extensive hands-on exposure to
electrocardiography, echocardiography (including transthoracic,
transesophageal, and stress echo), treadmill and pharmacological stress
testing,, nuclear cardiology, and ambulatory electrocardiographic
Fellows perform a large number of diagnostic cardiac catheterization
procedures as first operator during their training at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, and also participate in all percutaneous coronary
interventional procedures. Experience in electrophysiology procedures is
provided by having fellows spend two months during their training at
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, where they assist in the
performance of diagnostic and therapeutic studies.
3. To provide experience in the planning, performance, and
interpretation of cardiovascular
For several decades, cardiology has been fortunate to experience an
incredible advancement in knowledge of basic pathophysiology, a marked
increase in the number and utility of noninvasive and invasive
diagnostic techniques, and remarkable progress in the identification and
introduction of effective new pharmacological and interventional
therapies, and the pace of progress shows no signs of slowing. Remaining
up to date is critical for every cardiologist.
One of the best ways to learn to understand the cardiology literature is
to perform research. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a
wide variety of ongoing research studies at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, and
are encouraged to initiate their own projects.
Russell F. Kelly, M.D., Chairman & Program Director
Division of Adult Cardiology
1901 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Attention: Ruby N. Stamps
email@example.com (fellowship program)
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