Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

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

Program Description and Training 

The curriculum includes training in all aspects of electrophysiology procedures as well as management of complex arrhythmias in 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
  • SVT ablation
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Endocardial and epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia

Trainees in the program will learn to manage and treat all types of arrhythmias, acquire advanced electrophysiology clinical training, and receive support if interested in research.

The training program offers:

  • A collegial working relationship with a dedicated team of six academically trained electrophysiologists, EP nursing staff, and five EP nurse practitioners
  • Advanced electrophysiology labs providing three 3D mapping systems, as well as radiofrequency and cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation, and a hybrid lab for laser lead extraction
  • 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
  • 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 a complex patient population
  • An established fellowship program that includes General Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Failure, Structural Cardiology, and Outcomes Research
  • A high-volume service with multidisciplinary support
  • Experience in fellowship training—the program was established more than 20 years ago

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Faculty

Program Leadership

Sanjaya K Gupta, MD

Sanjaya Gupta, MD
Program Director

Omair K Yousuf, MD

Omair Yousuf, MD
Associate Program Director

Jeanette Wheeler portrait

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

Faculty

Eligibility

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

Application Process 

Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from July 1 to September 30. Interviews will be held in September and October. The fellowship program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). 

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 

More Information

We welcome your interest in the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship. For more information, feel free to contact the program coordinator. 

About Kansas City

Saint Luke’s is proud to call Kansas City home. The health system straddles the Kansas and Missouri state line, serving more than 2.1 million residents and 240 neighborhoods. USA Today has regularly named Kansas City a top area for affordability, high-quality schools, and low traffic. Learn more at www.visitkc.com

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