Application Process

We participate in The Match, National Resident Matching Program exclusively through ERAS. Applications are reviewed in July once ERAS applications are released. Interviews are held two dates in September and two dates in October.

Please note: All interviews will be conducted virtually this year.

Requirements of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program include:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine or Medicine/Pediatrics Residency
  • Completion and passing of Step 1 and 2 of USMLE
  • The accepted applicant must be able to obtain a California Medical License
  • A valid ECFMG certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • Only J-1 visas accepted

Physician scientists (typically with PhDs) are encouraged to apply to the Stanford Translational Investigation Pathway (TIP) at the time of their Internal Medicine Residency Application. TIP members who have demonstrated a solid performance in Internal Medicine Residency are not obligated, but have the opportunity to stay at Stanford University for the subspecialty fellowship program with which they interviewed on their TIP application day. TIP participants will need to apply for subspecialty fellowship through ERAS as positions are administered through The Match consistent with NRMP policies.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Joshua W. Knowles, MD, PhD

Program Director
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Risheen Reejhsinghani, MD

Associate Program Director
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Stephanie Hsiao, MD

Assistant Program Director

For further information, E-mail inquiries should be sent to

Our fax number is (650) 725-1599

Postal Address:
Stanford University
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
CVRC Falk Building
870 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5406