Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, in affiliation with the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, is an ACGME-accredited fellowship program which provides two years of training in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. 

The curriculum includes training in all aspects of electrophysiology procedures as well as management of complex arrhythmias in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Fellows receive instruction in the diagnosis and management of arrhythmic disorders and symptoms, including:

  • Noninvasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities
  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation
  • Pacemaker, ICD, and CRT implantation and follow-up
  • Laser lead extraction

Trainees in the program will learn to manage and treat all types of arrhythmias, advanced clinical training, as well as support fellows interested in research.

The training program offers:

  • A collegial working relationship with a dedicated team of four academically trained electrophysiologists, dedicated EP nursing staff, and four EP dedicated nurse practitioners
  • A major cardiac tertiary care facility performing more than 40 transplants and 20 LVADS per year providing extensive experience in the management and ablation of arrhythmias in this complex patient population
  • A strong academic research program with opportunities for research innovation including a robust outcomes research division and a dedicated research nursing staff involved in more than 15 active EP research investigations
  • An established fellowship program that includes General Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology and Research
  • A high volume service with multidisciplinary support
  • Experience in fellowship training—the program was established more than 20 years ago
  • Advanced dedicated electrophysiology labs including hybrid labs for laser lead extraction providing all aspects of mapping as well as radiofrequency and cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation

Eligibility

  • Completion of a three year ACGME approved Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
  • US Citizen or J1 visa sponsorship only

Applications/Interviews

Applications are accepted only through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program runs on an 18 month cycle which is open from December 1 – May 31. Interviews may occur anytime during or after this timeframe. 

A complete application will include the following documents:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Photograph
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • MSPE (Dean’s letter)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current or prior Cardiology Program Director

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program.

Contact

Sanjaya Gupta, MD
Program Director

Jeanette Wheeler, C-TAGME
Sr. GME Coordinator, Cardiovascular Fellowship Programs
816-932-5475
jwheeler@saint-lukes.org