Peter Kowey, MD,
has been Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease since
2. Emphasis on turning out well-rounded clinical cardiologists
The 12 months of clinical rotation in the three year program
emphasize the various roles a practicing cardiologist might
perform including consultative, intensive care, cardiothoracic,
arrhythmia service, heart failure, coronary interventions,
outpatient, pacemaker and devices, and congenital cardiac
The combination of primary and tertiary cardiology affords a
more well-rounded training experience.
The high volumes of cardiac patients provide breadth and depth
The teaching dimensions emphasize independent decision making by
the fellows. This is combined with excellent work supervision.
The majority of graduating fellows get their first career
choice, often in the Philadelphia area. Over half of our recent
graduates have remained in the Main Line Health System.
3. Commitment to Scholarship
Our graduating fellows perform very well in their board
certification exam in cardiovascular disease. Ninety seven
percent of the Fellows who have taken the ABIM exam have passed
dating back to 1990.
The program has near-daily conferences geared to the level of
The program has a nationally honored, integrated lecture series.
Multiple outside conferences are also provided.
4. Commitment to Research
The majority of our fellows have co-authored peer-reviewed
manuscripts, abstract presentations, or book chapters including
our present fellows.
A graduate of the program can have a solid foundation in a
variety of research skills including clinical (invasive,
non-invasive, electrophysiology), and basic science-molecular
and cellular, and animal.
Access to the facilities of the Lankenau Institute of Medical
5. Superb Training in Subspecialty Fields
Lankenau Medical Center has ACGME accreditation in general
cardiovascular, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and
interventional cardiology fellowship training programs.
Non-invasive fellows graduate the program with proficiency in
trans-thoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, exercise
and pharmacologic stress echocardiography, and level two
training in nuclear cardiology (permitting NRC lab licensing),
and CT angiography. Training is also available in the
interpretation of peripheral vascular ultrasonography.
Invasive fellows graduate the four year program with proficiency
in a host of interventional coronary techniques including
balloon angioplasty, stenting, rotablade, laser, and
atherectomy. Many also take training in peripheral vascular
imaging and interventional techniques.
Electrophysiology fellows graduate the four year program with
proficiency in electrophysiology procedures including catheter
ablation techniques, permanent pacemaker and defibrillation
device insertions, and atrial fibrillation ablation.
The Main Line Health Heart Center is recognized internationally
as a leading cardiovascular program. The program receives more
than 500 applications yearly for the available positions.
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