Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship provides clinical training at four sites:

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview
  • Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • Regions Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital 

Our program offers outstanding educational opportunities in general and subspecialty cardiology designed to develop careers in clinical practice, academic medicine, and industry. The program's core goal is to produce the next generation of physician-scientists and innovators.

Our program is a three-year ACGME approved training program. The first two years of training concentrate on core clinical rotations during which the fellow will obtain the basic knowledge and technical skills needed to proceed to more advanced training in a subspecialty area. For more information about applying to our program, see the application process.

Research Opportunities

We offer our fellows valuable opportunities for interdepartmental research collaboration with the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, Stem Cell Institute and other centers and institutes.


The University of Minnesota Cardiology Fellowship Program incorporates numerous resources offered by companies in the Twin Cities biotechnology corridor ("Medical Alley"), which develop innovative cardiac products, including Boston Scientific, Guidant, Medtronic, and St. Jude Medical.