Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program 

A solid foundation in clinical care, teaching and research

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide a structured training experience in the evaluation and management of a wide spectrum of patients with acute and chronic cardiac arrhythmia conditions. With a  mission to train outstanding physicians and physician-scientists with a solid foundation in clinical care, teaching, research and leadership, we aim to inspire fellows to become leaders in the expanding cardiovascular medicine community.

Comprehensive training

Complete training is provided in the diagnosis and management of cardiac rhythm disturbances, interpretation of electrophysiology studies, the full spectrum of catheter ablation procedures (including epicardial), left atrial appendage management, laser lead extraction and the evaluation and implantation of permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems. Trainees will also be exposed to the latest trial studies and technologies. 

Active clinic with renowned faculty

The Vanderbilt Cardiac Electrophysiology Section has well-recognized expertise in multiple specialized aspects of EP, including device extraction, left atrial appendage closure, and complex ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

Since its founding in 1995, the section has seen significant growth in the clinic and with the number of active faculty, making it one of the largest and busiest programs in the country. This has occurred in part due to successful recruitment of nationally and internationally renowned experts, but also from successful outreach in the region.

Fellows in the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship will be capable of managing patients with acute and chronic arrhythmias, including interpretation of telemetry data, safety and use of anti-arrhythmic medications, programming and evaluation of pacemakers and ICDs. This will include training in device implantation and lead management, laser lead extractions, left atrial appendage occlusion and the full spectrum of ablations. 

Our research program spans the spectrum from the basic science lab to the various areas of clinical research. It is anticipated that the fellows will actively participate in clinical and/or basic research projects. 

There is a robust educational program consisting of daily, patient-care centered discussions and conferences that include didactic and electrogram conferences. Many other conferences and seminars on arrhythmia and electrophysiology topics are held in the Department of Medicine divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology 

We have three slots available annually for our two-year Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology program. To apply for our fellowship, you must have completed a three-year cardiovascular medicine program prior to starting the fellowship program. 

Applications are only accepted through the ERAS websitewhich opens for applicants in July of each year. The application deadline is Sept. 1, 2023. Positions in the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program are offered through the NRMP match. 

  • Send the following documents to ERAS when applying: 
  • ERAS Application Worksheet 
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (one preferably by program director) 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Medical School Transcript 
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation / Dean's Letter 
  • Wallet Size Color Photograph 
  • ECFMG  Status Report (International Medical Graduates Only) 
  • USMLE Transcript- Transmitted by the NBME 

For additional information, please contact:


Associate Director:

Program Manager: Charlene Thompson,

Program Leadership

Arvindh. N. Kanagasundram, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine 
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

Jay A. Montgomery, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine 
Associate Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program