Division of Cardiovascular Medicine


Cardiovascular training at the intersection of clinical care, scientific inquiry and scholarly endeavors

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has an experienced group of physicians, program directors, advanced practice providers, and nurses who are dedicated to educating trainees, faculty, staff and patients. Our educational activities are based on the ACGME’s six core competencies as they pertain to training and lifelong 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 cardiovascular medicine, and are dedicated to mentoring and coaching trainees and faculty that are interested in careers in clinical medicine, science and education. 

We are an ACGME-accredited program site that provides comprehensive training and exposure in all major areas of cardiovascular medicine and its subspecialties while promoting scientific inquiry and scholarly endeavors. Trainees in each of our eight fellowship programs participate in clinical rotations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the immediately adjacent Nashville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Elective rotations and ambulatory clinics are also available at Nashville General Hospital.  

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

A three-year, ACGME-accredited training program that aims to provide the knowledge and expertise for fellows to become leaders in the expanding field of cardiology. 

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Fellowship Program

A two-year ACGME-accredited program designed to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient ACHD training and exposure. 

Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation Fellowship Program

A year of training in clinical heart failure management, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support and research.

Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Program

An intensive, one-year comprehensive training experience in multimodality cardiac imaging. 

Cardio-Oncology Clinical Certificate Program

A certificate-awarding program offered for third- and fourth-year VUMC Cardiovascular Medicine fellows.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

A two-year program designed to provide a structured training experience in the management of a wide spectrum of patients with acute and chronic cardiac conditions. 

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

This one-year, ACGME-approved training program provides comprehensive training in all major areas of Interventional Cardiology.

Structural Heart Disease Fellowship Program

A one-year clinical training fellowship designed to provide comprehensive training in a wide variety of interventions for structural disease, as well as the management patients across the spectrum of care, including ambulatory and inpatient.  

Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program

A one-year clinical fellowship that equips trainees to evaluate and treat arterial, venous and lymphatic disease, including rare vascular disorders.

Vanderbilt University Cardiovascular Medicine T32 (VUCM-T32)

A two- to three-year training program designed to provide training and mentorship of early-career cardiovascular medicine investigators. 

Our Fellows

Explore our fellows directory to learn more about the clinical and research fellows in each of our programs.

Advance Practice Providers

Our advanced practice providers (APP) are key members of the cardiovascular team,  embrace the VUMC academic mission, and are active in education and research. 

Diverse Training Opportunities

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 Medicine fellows from other institutions to participate in select cardiovascular rotations offered at VUMC to complement training at their home institution. 

Led by experienced faculty and fellows, our division’s educational programs consist of didactic conferences, interactive case studies, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, journal club and simulation. Additionally, we offer lectures and workshops that promote faculty development and wellness. 

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