Preventive Cardiology Fellowship

The Preventive Cardiology Fellowship at Saint Luke's Hospital is an accredited, one-year training program.

Program description

Fellows receive training in the medical therapy of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. This includes:

  • Risk assessment
  • Lipidology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Hypertension management
  • Psychosocial screening and behavioral counseling
  • Design, implementation, and analysis of preventive cardiology research projects

Optional secondary areas of training include:

  • Noninvasive atherosclerosis imaging techniques for disease detection and monitoring
  • Metabolic screening management and prevention
  • Medical management of congestive heart failure

Read the full curriculum and program goals.

In addition to clinical rotations and didactic training, fellows design and execute at least one research project in atherosclerosis treatment.


To enter the preventive cardiology program, you must:

  • Be a licensed MD or DO
  • Have completed two or three years in cardiology subspecialty training


  • Be an internal medicine physician
  • Have other qualifications such as a PhD in exercise physiology, advanced training in nutrition, diabetology, or hypertension


We welcome your interest in the Preventative Cardiology Fellowship. Applications for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Preventative Cardiology Fellowship program may be requested from Jeanette Wheeler C-TAGME, Sr. GME Coordinator, Cardiovascular Fellowship Programs at or 816-932-5475.

Please send your completed application to:


James H. O'Keefe Jr., MD
Program Director
Office of Cardiovascular Education
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111


Fellowship Interviews are held annually for open positions the following year. Candidates can expect to interview with staff cardiologists, current fellows, and cardiology researchers. In addition to interviewing, candidates will receive a thorough overview of the program and tours of both Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.