Welcome Letter - Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
We welcome you to explore the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Fellowship Training Program.
Our mission is simple - to provide Fellows with a comprehensive training in cardiovascular disease, and mentorship to further individual career aspirations.
Our program provides exposure to a broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease, cardiac imaging modalities, and interventional, structural and electrophysiological interventions. Faculty specialized in the care of adult congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and vascular disease patients, further diversify the training experience. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine collaborates in the care of our patients with CT Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Radiology and Pharmacy, among other specialties, supporting a robust multi-disciplinary training environment.
The University hospital is based in downtown Baltimore and is physically connected to the Baltimore VA Medical Center. Our urban setting, a VA patient population, and a referral base drawing from multiple community-based hospitals comprising the University of Maryland Medical System, provides a unique demographic backdrop for our training program.
Teaching is central to our mission. Didactic lectures and interactive sessions span topics from cardiovascular physiology and pathology to education in the business of medicine and quality improvement. Faculty are dedicated to providing supervised robust, hands-on procedural experience in TEE and in the Cath and EP labs. Through financial donations of our engaged Alumni, Fellows are funded to extend training beyond our campus, attending and presenting at national and international forums.
Scholarship at UMD encompasses both teaching and research pursuits. Our Research Program is led by clinical researchers and basic scientists and aims to provide individually tailored opportunities to engage in research during training.
The heart and soul of our training program are our Fellows. We aim to recruit diverse, motivated, clinically adept Fellows with an aptitude for scholarly productivity.
Recent graduates have pursued academic and private sector careers and pursued further sub-specialization in the areas of EP, IC, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Critical Care, and Advanced Cardiac Imaging.
Finally, Wellness is a basic tenet of our program and our institution. We support trainees to reach their professional aspirations while balancing family and personal life goals. Mental and physical health are paramount to engaging in a rigorous training program and multiple resources are dedicated to support the health and well-being of our Fellows.
We look forward to meeting you and discussing your interest in cardiology and our program. Please feel free to reach out with questions.
Mukta C. Srivastava, MD
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine