Stanford AHFTC Visiting Fellow Rotation

The Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology section offers current general cardiology fellows training outside of Stanford a Visiting Fellow rotation. This rotation can be personalized based on the individual fellows’ interests and can range from 2 to 4 weeks. Experiences offered include:

·      Stanford Inpatient Heart Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support Service: care of patients who have received cardiac transplantation or mechanical circulatory support (MCS) at Stanford Hospital. The service provides consultative services as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit and post-operative floors for patients who have had cardiac transplant, temporary mechanical support, ECMO, and durable MCS. The primary patients covered by the service are comprised of those who have had cardiac transplantation or MCS and are readmitted to the hospital. The inpatient service is staffed with advanced care practitioners who are primarily responsible for daily patient management.  

·      Stanford Outpatient Heart Transplant Clinic: this clinic has cared for over 1700 heart transplant recipients and provides visiting fellows with the opportunity to gain exposure to post-transplant care.

·      Stanford Mechanical Circulatory Support Clinic: this clinic provides visiting fellows with the opportunity to aid in the evaluation and management of patients on durable mechanical circulatory support. 

·      Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease: this program provides comprehensive care to patients with inherited cardiomyopathies, arrhythmic disorders, and vascular diseases. Visiting fellows have the opportunity to work with global leaders in inherited cardiovascular disease research and clinical care. 

·      Stanford Amyloid Center: this clinic provides visiting fellows the opportunity to care for patients with amyloid cardiomyopathy and other manifestation of amyloidosis.

The clinical experience is supplemented by weekly didactic sessions and conferences including:

·      Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Core Curriculum Lectures: weekly lectures by heart failure faculty as well as consultants on a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of patients with advanced heart failure, MCS, and heart transplant recipients.

·      Cardiomyopathy conference: weekly multi-disciplinary clinical conference focused on management strategies for patients with advanced heart disease.

·      Heart transplant journal club: monthly review of impactful articles from the literature.

·      Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine series: weekly conference focused on basic and translational research.

·      Advanced heart failure, transplant, and MCS multi-disciplinary clinical care meeting:  the weekly conference for presentation and listing of candidates for transplantation or MCS, and review of challenging inpatient cases.

For additional information or if you are interested in applying to this rotation, please send a copy of your CV to: The committee will review CV’s in August of 2024 and reach out to interested fellows at that time.

Visiting Fellow Rotation Eligibility Requirement:

  • You must currently be enrolled in an ACGME Cardiovascular Disease fellowship program
  • US/Canadian Medical Graduates
  • One (1 or 2) year successful completion of cardiovascular disease fellowship

For additional information regarding the application process, please see:

Please note that at this time the AHFTC fellowship is unable to sponsor Canadians on Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) on J-1 visas for short-term electives (less than one year).