Welcome to the Education Section of the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at  Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). We have an experienced group of physicians, program directors, advanced practice providers and nurses that are dedicated to educating trainees, faculty, staff and patients.  All our educational activities are based on the six ACGME core competencies as they pertain to training and life-long learning. In addition, we have developed programs that focus on important nonclinical skills such as team building, leadership, and professional development. Our educators are known locally and nationally as leaders in the field and are dedicated to mentoring and coaching trainees and faculty that are interested in careers in clinical medicine, science and education.

Divisional educational programs consist of didactic conferences, interactive case studies, Morbidity and Mortality, journal club, and simulation and are led by experienced faculty and fellows. Additionally, we offer lectures and workshops that promote faculty development and wellness.

Our fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease is a three-year program that provides trainees with a diverse clinical experience and promotes scientific inquiry and scholarly endeavors. In addition, we provide training in all ACGME accredited sub-specialties including cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, and advanced heart failure, as well as non-accredited specialties such as multi-modality imaging, cardio-oncology, structural heart disease and vascular medicine.

Advanced practice providers (APP) are key members of our cardiovascular team and provide multidisciplinary care for our patients. This team has developed and lead an APP Grand Rounds in cardiovascular medicine to provide focused education for our APP and nursing staff.  In addition, our faculty collaborate with the Office of Advanced Practice to provide advancement and professional development.

We have a robust educational program for our internal medicine residents and offer a multidisciplinary cardiovascular disease course to third and fourth year medical students. We also offer an opportunity for internal medicine residents and cardiovascular fellows from other institutions to participate in select cardiovascular rotations offered at VUMC to complement training at their home institution.

If you have questions regarding our program or it offerings, please free to contact us.

"Julie Damp, MD"

Lisa A. Mendes, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Julie B. Damp, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine