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.

Deadline: *
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.

* For the Stanford CVICU Advanced Fellowship Program, all applicants are asked to complete the registration information requested on the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society website and to use the PCICS Application Form. That website can be found at the following address:  As described on that website, the application form will be available on June 1st and applications can be accepted starting July 1. 

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) 725-8343

Melyssa Walker Martinez, MPH
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (650) 725-5232  
Fax: (650) 725-8343

Alisa Arunamata, 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, Gregory Adamson and Doff McElhinney

Echocardiography/CT/MRI (Echo)

Leo Lopez, MD - Medical Director, Echocardiography

Shiraz Maskatia, MD - Echocardiography Advanced Fellowship Director

Faculty: Leo Lopez, Alisa Arunamata, Meaghan Beattie, Deborah Ho, Michelle Kaplinski, Shiraz Maskatia, Daniel Murphy, Inger Olson, Rajesh Punn, Charitha Reddy, Theresa Tacy, Elif Seda Selamet Tierney, and Sujatha Buddhe

Cardiac Transplantation/Heart Failure (PACT)

David Rosenthal, MDMedical Director, PACT

Elizabeth Profita, MD - PACT Advanced Fellowship Director

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

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

Jeffrey Feinstein, MD, MPH - Director, Pulmonary Hypertension

Rachel Hopper, MD -  Pulmonary Hypertension Advanced Fellowship Director

Faculty: Jeffrey Feinstein, Rachel Hopper, Rebecca Kameny, Lea Steffes, Marlene Rabinovitch, Alison Marsden, and Anitra Romfh

Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU)

Vamsi Yarlagadda, MD - Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care

David Kwiatkowski, MD and Meghna Patel, MD - CVICU Advanced Fellowship Director

Faculty:  Vamsi Yarlagadda, Ritu Asija, David Axelrod, Joshua Blinder, Gurpreet Dhillon, Mohammad Ebraheem, Rebecca Kameny, Dave Kwiatkowski, Kenneth Mah, Asha Nair, Meghna Patel, Neha Purkey, Sushma Reddy, Steve Roth, Kathleen Ryan, Loren Sacks, Andrew Shin, Anjuli Sinha, Brian Han, and Maria Batsis

Electrophysiology (EP)

Scott Ceresnak, MD - Director, Electrophysiology

Kara Motonaga, MD -  Electrophysiology Advanced Fellowship Director

Faculty: Anne Dubin, Scott Ceresnak, Kara Motonaga, Henry Chubb, William Goodyer, and Heather Giacone

Clinical Effectiveness (CE)

Andrew Shin, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

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

ACHD Program Coordinator:

Erika Marr-Pollasky

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

Faculty: George Lui, Ian Rogers and Antira Romfh