Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is a two-year program affiliated with the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC). The program focuses on providing a comprehensive education in cardiac electrophysiology through a combination of didactic instruction and hands-on experience. 

Program training 

Fellows will have the opportunity to train under six board-certified electrophysiologists at a high-volume center that performs a full range of electrophysiology procedures.

The fellows will get practical experience in clinic as well as in device interrogation and management, with opportunities to develop a great level of independence during training. There are also opportunities to gain experience in outcomes research by joining in a world-class cardiovascular outcomes research group that publishes in more than 180 publications annually.

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 that performs more than 40 transplants and 20 LVADs per year.
  • Extensive experience in the management and ablation of arrhythmias in a complex patient population.
  • Inclusion in an established fellowship program that also features subspecialties in general cardiology, 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.

Achievements and accolades

  • Saint Luke’s is consistently ranked as a top heart hospital by U.S. News & World Report, and is currently ranked #22 in the nation.
  • Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute has a national reputation for clinical quality and research excellence.
  • Since its founding in 1998, the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program has graduated 17 fellows.
  • The program recently underwent a successful 10-year site review by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education and was given high marks by reviewers.
  • The faculty participates in no less than 20 clinical research trials on an annual basis and leads regional and national training programs for novel therapies in electrophysiology.

Saint Luke's faculty

Program leadership

Sanjaya Gupta, MD
Program Director

Omair Yousuf, MD
Associate Program Director

Additional faculty


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

Application process 

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

A complete application must 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, contact Jeanette Wheeler C-TAGME, Sr. GME Coordinator, Cardiovascular Fellowship Programs at or 816-932-5475.

About Kansas City

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