Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology is dedicated to preparing pediatric cardiologists for academic positions at institutions throughout the United States and the world. The program aims to provide a complete clinical experience in all aspects of pediatric cardiology as well as to develop independence in clinical or laboratory research related to the subspecialty.

Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program combines 19 months of clinical experience with a wide variety of educational programs, including weekly conferences and lecture series, to enhance the learning experience for fellows with varying areas of interests.

  • Curriculum
  • Apply
  • Current Fellows
  • Curriculum

    The clinical portion of fellowship consists of 19 months of experience including clinical service (7 months), catheterization (6 months) and echocardiography (6 months). Preparation of a research topic commences during the first year of fellowship. Three months during each of the first two years of training and 11 months during the third fellowship year are reserved for completion of a research project and paper. The call schedule is 1:4 during years 1 and 2 and 1:5 during the 3rd year. Two of the 7 clinical service months occur in the ICU. These two months will include in-house call every 4th night. All other call is from home.

    Ongoing educational programs for the fellows include the weekly Cardiology-Cardiovascular Surgery Conference, the weekly Fellow's Conference including our Cardiology Core Lecture series, Non-Invasive Imaging Conference, and Catheterization Conference. The department fellowship programs collaborate to provide Pediatric Fellow Core Curriculum, a lecture series covering topics pertinent to all pediatric medical fellows. Other conferences and lecture series are also available to the fellows specific to their individual areas of interest, such as the Developmental Biology center bi-monthly seminar series. Each hospital site offers Pediatric Grand Rounds as well.

    Participation in Pediatric Cardiology outpatient clinic is required during all three years of the fellowship.

  • Apply

    The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota participates in the National Resident Match Program and receives applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

    We only accept applicants who are US citizens, Green Card holders, or those who have or are eligible for a J-1 visa.

    3 letters of recommendation are required and must be submitted with the application via ERAS.

    Questions? Please contact the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Coordinator: sull0380@umn.edu

  • Current Fellows

    Ryan Greene, MD
    gree2930@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2019-2022
    Ryan studied medicine at Ross University and then continued his training in Pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

    Rupesh Natarajan, MBBS
    natar076@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2019-2022
    Rupesh studied medicine at Madras Medical College and then continued his training in Pediatrics at the University of Las Vegas. 

    Erick Jimenez, MD
    jimen191@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2018-2021
    Erick completed his medical school training in Columbia at the Universidad Nacional de Columbia Faculidad de Medicina and continued his training as a pediatric resident at the University of Wisconsin. 

    Hani Siddeek, MD
    siddee007@umn.edu
    Fellowship dates: 2018-2021
    Hani completed his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and continued his training in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Michigan. 

    Mark McGill, MD
    mcgil200@gmail.com
    Fellowship dates: 2017-2020
    Mark went to Georgetown University School of Medicine for his medical school training and then continued training as a pediatric resident at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.