Advanced Fourth Year Fellowships Application Process

Advanced Fourth Year Program

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology has made available several funded fourth year fellowship positions for the purpose of pursuing advanced training in pediatric cardiology sub-specialties. Fellowships are available in the areas of interventional cardiac catheterization, cardiac ICU, echocardiography/CT/MRI, cardiac transplantation/heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, electrophysiology and clinical effectiveness. 

Candidates should be graduates of, or senior fellows in, ACGME-accredited pediatric cardiology training programs in the US. Candidates from equivalent programs overseas will also be considered.

Our office will accept uniform applications, from June 15 through August 30 for a planned start the following July 7th. There is no “match” for 4th year positions. Candidates should forward a completed application, along with an updated curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from their fellowship training program director to the Fellowship Coordinator and to the Subspecialty Program Director at the email addresses below.

Requirement for Medical Licensure

A California medical license is required to train in this fellowship program. All applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Graduates of foreign medical schools should contact the Medical Board of California to ensure the requirements to obtain a license and practice medicine in this state have been met. J-1 Visas are accepted.

Medical Schools Recognized by the Medical Board of California

Interview Procedures: 

All applications will be read initially by the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Director as well as the Subspecialty Program Director (e.g. electrophysiology, echocardiography, interventional catheterization, etc.) Selected candidates will be invited to Palo Alto to interview.

Lupe Romero Villanueva  
Fellowship Coordinator  
Phone: (650) 721-6849  
Fax: (650) 724-4922  

Scott Ceresnak, MD
Program Director
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Stanford
750 Welch Road, Suite 305
Palo Alto, CA 94304-5731

Contact information for Subspecialty Program Directors:

Interventional Cardiac catheterization (Cath)

Lynn Peng, MD - Advanced Fellowship Director, Interventional Cardiology

Faculty: Lynn Peng, Stanton Perry and Doff McElhinney

Echocardiography/CT/MRI (Echo)

Leo Lopez, MD - Medical Director, Echocardiography

Alisa Arunamata, MD - Echocardiography Advanced Fellowship Director

Faculty: Leo Lopez, Theresa Tacy, Alisa Arunamata, Michelle Kaplinski, Alaina Kipps, Inger Olson, Rajesh Punn, Shiraz Maskatia, Daniel Murphy, Charitha Reddy and Elif Seda Selamet Tierney

Cardiac Transplantation/Heart Failure (PACT)

David Rosenthal, MD - Director, Heart Failure and Transplantation

Faculty: David Rosenthal, Christopher Almond, Daniel Bernstein, Sharon Chen, John Dykes, Seth Hollander, Elizabeth Profita, and Beth Kaufman

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

Jeffrey Feinstein, MD, MPH - Director, Pulmonary Hypertension

Faculty: Jeffrey Feinstein, Rachel Hopper, Alison Marsden, Marlene Rabinovitch and Anitra Romfh

Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU)

Vamsi Yarlagadda, MD - Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care

Loren Sacks, MD - CVICU Advanced Fellowship Director

Faculty:  Vamsi Yarlagadda, Ritu Asija, David Axelrod, Mackenzie Ford, Dave Kwiatkowski, Asha Nair, Meghna Patel, Neha Purkey, Sushma Reddy, Steve Roth, Kathleen Ryan, Loren Sacks and Andrew Shin

Electrophysiology (EP)

Anne Dubin, MD - Director, Electrophysiology

Faculty: Anne Dubin, Scott Ceresnak and Kara Motonaga

Clinical Effectiveness (CE)

Andrew Shin, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

George Lui, MD - Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

ACHD Program Coordinator:

Joyce Hages
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
870 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 723-6512

Faculty: George Lui, Ian Rogers and Antira Romfh