Education & Fellowship Programs

The Division is actively involved in all levels of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education within the Stanford School of Medicine.

The Division supports a robust program for assisting fellows in applying for internal and external grants. There is a course for postdocs and instructors who are submitting NIH Career Development Awards (K series) called Tackling Your K: A Step-by-Step Course to Strengthen Your NIH Career Development Award.

The Division offers the following specific types of support

  • Identifying a diverse portfolio of funding opportunities
  • Editing and critically evaluating grant applications
  • Ensuring timely, compliant and accurate proposal submissions
  • Interpreting sponsor requirements
  • Providing strategic advice
  • Drafting specific sections of the application
  • Coordinating completion of subcontracts and large collaborative projects
  • Providing educational resources, workshops and one-on-one consultations

Fellowship Education

A 3-year ACGME accredited training program in Cardiovascular Diseases is administered via the Division under the leadership of Dr. Joshua Knowles, Fellowship Program Director and Dr. Christiane Haeffele, Fellowship Program Associate Director. The goal of the Stanford Cardiovascular training program is to foster development of careers in academic cardiovascular medicine. Training is focused on providing a solid base of clinical cardiologic training, including the development of expertise in both non-invasive and invasive cardiologic diagnosis and vascular medicine.

The program also provides training in investigative skills that are necessary for an academic career. Substantial laboratory or clinical research is a required component of the program. Other advanced fellowships administered through the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine include fellowships in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Advanced Echocardiography / Imaging and Vascular Medicine.

For further information on the General Cardiology FellowshipAdvanced Fellowships and to request an application, please click on the appropriate links in the navigation bar.

Medical Education

Faculty within the division participates in the pre-clinical education of Stanford medical students via didactic lectures in cardiovascular physiology, pathophysiology, and physical diagnosis. In addition, the Cardiovascular Division administers several clinical clerkships in which third and fourth year medical students are exposed to more advanced topics in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Resident Education

The Division has an active role in the training of Internal Medicine Residents at Stanford Health Care. Medicine house staff rotates through the cardiology consult service at the VA Hospital and through the cardiology consult service, the cardiology inpatient service, and the coronary care unit at Stanford University. In addition, faculty members within the Division routinely participate in resident morning report, noon-time resident educational conferences, and Medical Grand Rounds.

Cardiovascular Medicine Faculty and Fellows Insight Corner

Faculty and fellows share personal insights into what makes them excited about being at Stanford - including diverse research interests, breadth and depth of training and clinical experiences, life in the Bay Area, robust mentor-mentee relationships, and learning how to be a leader in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Faculty

Eldrin F. Lewis, MD, MPH

Division Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart Failure Faculty

Fatima Rodriguez, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Cardiology and Prevention

Bill Fearon, MD

Professor of Medicine
Interventional Faculty

Kevin M. Alexander, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Heart Failure Faculty

Marco Perez, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
EP Faculty

Kiran Khush, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Heart Failure Faculty

Celina Yong, MD, MBA, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Faculty

Sanjiv Narayan, MD

Professor of Medicine
EP Faculty

Mintu Turakhia, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
EP Faculty

Ron Witteles, MD

Professor of Medicine
Heart Failure Faculty

Shirin Jimenez, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Heart Failure Faculty

David Maron, MD

Clinical Professor
General Cardiology and Prevention Faculty

Vicki Parikh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research and Genetics Faculty

George Lui, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
ACHD Faculty

Tom Quertermous, MD

Professor of Medicine
Research and Genetics Faculty

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Research and Genetics Faculty

Paul Heidenreich, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
General Cardiology and Prevention Faculty

Euan Ashley, MD, PhD

Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine
Heart Failure Faculty

Paul Wang, MD

Professor of Medicine
EP Faculty

Jeff Teuteberg, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Heart Failure Faculty

Christiane Haeffele, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
ACHD Faculty

Former Fellows / Alumni

Paul Cheng, MD, PhD

Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine
General Cardiology Fellow '20

Shoa Clarke, MD, PhD

Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine
General Cardiology Fellow ‘20

David Ouyang, MD

Former Fellow
General Cardiology Fellow '20

Rob Wirka, MD

Instructor, Stanford University
General Cardiology Fellow ‘16

Han Zhu, MD

Clinical Scholar, Cardiovascular Medicine
General Cardiology Fellow ‘20

Current Fellows

Leila Yeh Beach, MD

Current Cardiology Fellow

Neil Kalwani, MD, MPP

Current Cardiology Fellow

AJ Roberts, MD, MBA

Current Electrophysiology Fellow

Ashish Sarraju, MD

Current Cardiology Fellow

Chad Weldy, MD

Current Cardiology Fellow

Jennifer Woo, MD

Current Cardiology Fellow

Stanford GME Virtual Tour For 2020 - 2021 Applicants

Experience a virtual tour of Stanford Medicine people, culture, and facilities. Includes specific information for applicants to Graduate Medical Education programs in the 2020-2021 interview season.

Stanford Resident Experience 2020: Stanford DOM Leadership

Robert Harrington, MD
Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
Chairman of the Department of Medicine