Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology Fellowship

The one-year Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Missouri–Kansas City/Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is an Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program. It includes patient management in outpatient, inpatient, and catheterization laboratory settings. Trainees will use established and leading-edge treatment options to manage heart failure patients and determine whether they would be best served through medication, a heart transplant, or a mechanical ventricular assist device.

The full-time training program offers:

  • A team of cardiologists, six physicians that are board-certified in heart failure, six transplant/VAD surgeons, and six nurse practitioners
  • A program that performs more than 40 transplants and more than 15 LVADs per year
  • A rapidly expanding Center of Excellence
  • A strong academic research program with opportunities for research innovation


  • Completion of a three-year ACGME-approved Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
  • U.S. Citizen or J1 visa sponsorship only


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. 


Anthony Magalski, MD
Program Director

Taiyeb Khumri, MD
Associate Program Director

Jeanette Wheeler, C-TAGME
Sr. GME Coordinator, Cardiovascular Fellowship Programs