Fellowship in Cardiology at Staten Island University Hospital

Fellowship in Cardiology at Staten Island University Hospital

About us

The Cardiology training program at Staten Island University focuses on training physicians in cardiovascular medicine committed to a career in clinical cardiology. Training not only provides all the fundamental skills necessary to enable a physician to become an exemplary clinician and mentor, but also instills the utmost respect for the patient, stressing the critical importance of compassionate and caring doctor/patient relationship. Fellows participate in Quality and Performance Improvement committees throughout the Hospital.

One of the department's main goals is to teach state-of-the-art approaches and techniques to prepare trainees to work at the forefront of their field. SIUH offers cardiovascular fellows a unique set of resources and an ideal environment in which to take advantage of this exciting era in cardiac medicine. The carefully structured clinical curriculum of our fellowship program is strengthened by a highly accomplished faculty, committed to helping trainees achieve their maximum potential. Our program's strong investment in multidisciplinary training and research provides fellows with a solid foundation on which to build their futures and it is our objective to continue this tradition of excellence by attracting promising men and women to careers in academic cardiology.

Combining clinical and research experience over three years, the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship includes intensive training in cardiovascular patient care. Our commitment to academic, scholarly activity is equally as strong; fellows are paired with research and clinical mentors early in their training experience so that they may be aided in developing productive and satisfying careers. Many graduating fellows decide to continue their education and pursue further training in sub-specialties, Interventionism Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.

The Cardiology Fellowship is a three year ACGME approved program. The patient care clinics and laboratory rotations for the fellows follow the American College of Cardiology Guidelines and comply with ACGME requirements.

Cardiology Fellows

First year fellows

  • Vratika Agarwal
  • John Bibawy
  • Nikhil Nalluri

Second year fellows

  • Deepak Asti
  • Zaka Khan
  • Muhammad Raza

Third year fellows

  • Sainath Gaddam
  • Mustafain Meghani
  • Valay Parikh

Rotations

Combining both clinical and research training in a three-year program, SIUH's Cardiology Fellowship aims to prepare individuals for leadership roles in academic medicine. Along with an intensive 36-month clinical training period which includes all aspects of modern clinical cardiology, fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the wide spectrum of basic, clinical and translational research opportunities available at SIUH. 

  • CCU-Round with the residents
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Electrophysiology
  • Non-invasive
  • Consults
  • Elective

The following is a fellow's sample rotation over three years:

F-1       

CCU/Consults

3 months

 

Cardiac Cath

2 month

 

EP

2 months

 

NI

3 months

 

Consult

2 month

 

 

 

F-2

CCU/Consults

2 months

 

Cardiac Cath

3 months

 

EP

2 months

 

NI

2 months

 

Consults

2 month

 

CHF

1 month

 

 

 

F-3

CCU/Consults

1 month

 

Cardiac Cath

5 months

 

EP

1 month

 

NI/CTU

1 month

 

MRI

1 month

 

Elective

1 month

 

Research

1 month

 

CT Angiography

1 month

 

Conferences

There is a weekly catheterization conference. In addition there are four other conferences given weekly. These are comprised of electrocardiography, electrophysiology, core cardiology, nuclear, echocardiography, and imaging conferences.

There are weekly Angiogram Review conferences, ASC and ACCSAP reviews.

Our faculty

James C. Lafferty, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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James Vincenzo Malpeso, MD

  • Director of Service - Director of Cardiac Cath Lab of Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Director of Service - Director of Interventional Cardiology of Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital
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Soad Bekheit-Saad, MD

  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Donald Anthony McCord, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Yefim Olkovsky, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Marcin Kowalski, MD, MBA

  • Director of Service - Director of Electrophysiology of Medicine - Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital
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Arnold Brenner, DO

Marc B. Bogin, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Srinivas Duvvuri, MD

Foad Ghavami, MD

  • Co-Director - Co-Director, Telemetry - Cardiology of Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital
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Neil William Greenberg, MD

Leonard Lefkovic, MD

Frank M. Rosell, MD

Charles A. Schwartz, MD

Stavros Thomas Snyder, MD

  • Director - Director, Quality-Medicine/Cardiology of Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Frank V. Tamburrino, MD

Thomas John Vazzana, MD

Andrew J. Warchol, MD

Application process

Applications are invited from physicians who have completed an accredited three year residency program in internal medicine. Our program does not participate in the Medical Specialties Matching Program of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Please contact one of our fellowship program coordinators, Patricia Callahan or Jackie Sestito, for information about the application.

Patricia Callahan
Jackie Sestito

Staten Island University Hospital
Department of Medicine
500 Seaview Avenue, Suite 225
Staten Island, NY 10305
Telephone: (718) 226-9459; (718) 226-8168
[email protected][email protected]

(718) 226-9459
Get in touch with us!

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Patricia Callahan or Jackie Sestito.

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