Fellowship Programs

The mission of the multifaceted and multidisciplinary USC Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program is to educate fellows in the comprehensive assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular disease processes. The Division’s faculty remains committed to the training of the future generation of cardiologists as leaders of fellowships in Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine.

Our Programs

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program

The Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program is a multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive program providing training in all areas of Cardiovascular Medicine. The program is an ACGME accredited 3-year program with exceptionally rich training in both clinical and didactic cardiovascular medicine and a wide array of clinical and basic science research opportunities.

Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Program

The one year fellowship will provide specialized training in the inpatient and outpatient management of the spectrum of patients with heart failure, from initial diagnosis to consideration of high-risk cardiac surgery, transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, medical management and end-of-life care.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

The USC Cardiac Electrophysiology Service offers specialized treatment to patients who are diagnosed with arrhythmias and/or heart failure. Our understanding of the processes that lead to heart failure enables us to take effective steps to change the course of the disease.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

The one-year program is comprehensive, structured and carefully supervised by a Board Certified Staff including senior staff with collectively over 100 person/years of interventional experience. Program fellows train LAC + USC.

Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program

Under the leadership of Dr. Leonardo Clavijo, the Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program is a multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive program providing training in all aspects of Vascular Medicine. This is a 1-year program with outstandingly rich training in both clinical and didactic vascular medicine and a wide spectrum of clinical and basic science research opportunities with a strong emphasis on critical limb ischemia (CLI).

Digital Health Fellowship Program

Under the leadership of Dr. Leslie Saxon, the Digital Health Fellowship Program is a 1-yr immersive opportunity to experience the intersection of medicine, business, engineering and computer science for physicians-in-training. At the USC Center for Body Computing, healthcare is being reimagined to provide personalized digital healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere at a reduced cost with better outcomes. The incumbent fellow will participate in meetings and proposal building with industry partners, lead and conduct research studies with digital technology tools such as wearable sensors, smartphone applications and virtual reality, as well as lead patient and provider focus groups for further development of these tools.  Since the fellowship is industry-sponsored, the fellow will also liaise and spend time on-site at industry offices with a medical expert team.