Thank you for your interest in the UAB heart failure fellowship program. We are very proud of our training program as it provides the foundation of excellence for our clinical programs. This one-year fellowship is offered to those who have completed an internal medicine residency (PGY4) and are seeking advanced training in advanced heart failure and pulmonary vascular disease.

Program Highlights

  • Robust inpatient & outpatient experience in advanced heart failure, transplant cardiology, mechanical circulatory support & pulmonary vascular disease

  • Dedicated 20 bed Heart Transplant ICU (HTICU)

  • Regional & National leader in heart transplant & mechanical circulatory support (MCS)

  • Management of cardiogenic shock with temporary MCS

  • Extensive exposure in dual organ transplant including Heart/Lung & Heart/Kidney combined transplant

  • Robust pulmonary hypertension experience with one of the largest PH clinics in the southeast

  • Dedicated ECMO program

  • Participation in leading edge research & clinical trials

  • Tertiary/Quaternary referral center, UAB is the 3rd largest public teaching hospital in the US

  • UAB named “Best Large Employer” by Forbes magazine in 2021

Exceptional Experience:

The UAB heart failure fellowship program offers comprehensive training in heart failure, MCS and transplant with the goal of training the emerging leaders in the field. Our fellows will rotate between the inpatient and outpatient settings. The outpatient time is spent in our busy subspecialty clinic (the Kirklin Clinic), including CHF, PH, VAD and transplant clinics as well as in the biopsy suite doing procedures.

The hub of our inpatient experience is centered in our heart transplant ICU (HTICU) led by our dedicated and supportive faculty. Here we manage the cutting edge heart transplant, VAD and PH clinical programs drawing referrals from all over the region. We use a unique multi-disciplinary approach to manage the most critically ill patients with cardiovascular disease. We have robust heart transplant and VAD programs with patient outcomes that are among the best in the nation. We partner with CV surgery and interventional/ structural cardiologists in the treatment of cardiogenic shock with temporary MCS including ECMO, Impella, TandemHeart. Our HF fellows actively participate in the evaluation and management of patients requiring durable VADs/MCS and heart transplant.

We also offer exposure to unique clinical programs including Cardio-Obstetrics, Cardio-Oncology and Amyloid/infiltrative cardiomyopathies. Our HF cardiologists participate as members of the multidisciplinary valve team managing patients with complex valvular disease.

Dedicated Program Faculty:

Program Director:
andrew lenneman program director
Andrew Lenneman, MD

Assistant Program Director:
joanna joly assistant program director
Joanna Joly, MD

How to Apply:

Please send the following documents to in order to be considered for an interview:

  • Professional Photo

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Personal Statement

  • Medical School Transcripts

  • 3 Current Letters of Recommendation

  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores

  • Evaluations from residency & previous fellowships