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In our comprehensive one-year Heart Failure Fellowship program, you will gain robust comprehensive inpatient and outpatient training in the specialty of heart failure.

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Fellowship Experience

Our one-year fellowship is offered to PGY-4 level candidates for training focused on heart failure management, pulmonary HTN, with cardiology ICU exposure. Fellows develop the ability to recognize and manage heart failure and understand disease progression. This is a non-standard training (NST) program that is not ACGME accredited.  

Our program provides superior cardiology training in a collaborative environment. We have specialty clinics across our medical campus, which is anchored by our 1,200 bed inpatient center UAB Hospital—the eighth largest public hospital in the nation. The hospital is in close proximity to the Birmingham VA Medical Center, UAB Hospital Highlands campus, The Kirklin Clinic, and Children's Hospital of Alabama where fellows also train.



Clinical Rotations

Our program offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary training within a collaborative environment. We focus on developing our heart failure fellows by expanding their expertise in areas of advanced heart failure, transplant cardiology, mechanical circulatory support, and pulmonary vascular disease through a combination of inpatient and outpatient care. At the Kirklin Clinic, fellows will engage in specialized clinics for CHF, PH, VAD, transplant, and biopsy suites.

At the Birmingham VA Medical Center, fellows manage a panel of patients longitudinally throughout their training. They also participate in Block model rotations, covering general cardiology, arrhythmia, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and elective time including adult congenital heart disease over the three-year program.

Our inpatient services are anchored in our heart transplant ICU, where leading-edge clinical programs for heart transplant, VAD, and PH are managed. Our teams work closely with cardiovascular surgery and interventional/structural cardiologist to address cardiogenic shock using temporary MCS techniques like ECMO, Impella, and TandemHeart. Furthermore, we provide exposure to unique clinical programs such as Cardio-Obstetrics, Cardio-Oncology, and Amyloid/infiltrative cardiomyopathies. Our heart failure fellows aid in supporting our team in managing complex valvular diseases.


Research Opportunities

Our Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiology ICU program works closely with the UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center to foster multi-disciplinary and multi-investigator collaborations and programmatic development in cardiovascular research. We strive to enrich our fellows training experience by exposing them to cutting-edge research in basic, clinical, population, and translational cardiovascular research.


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It's not just what you learn. It's also about the people you learn with. Our cardiology fellowship program leaders are dedicated to developing the potential of every talented trainee.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will I need to apply?

    All applications are reviewed by our UAB Cardiology Review Team. All submissions require the following documents:

    1. Current Curriculum Vitae

    2. Professional Photo

    3. Personal Statement

    4. Three (3) total Letters of Recommendation 

    5. Certificate/verification from previous residency training

    6. Must be eligible for Alabama Medical License and Alabama Controlled Substance Certificate (all step scores completed at the time of application)

    7. Must be eligible for Federal DEA registration

    8. USMLE or COMLEX Scores

  • Is there a minimum USMLE score required?

    There is no minimum USMLE score requirement. We take the score into account as part of the overall review of an application.

  • What are the key program dates for Applications

    Applications Open and Close — Applications open Decemeber 1 and close December 31.

    Applications Reviewed — December

    Interview Invitations Released — Mid December

    Interviews Begin — December

    Fellowship begins — July 1

  • Do you sponsor H1B or J1 Visas?

    No, not at this time. 


Got more questions? Reach out and let's talk.

It would be my pleasure to speak with you about the amazing training opportunties we provide at UAB. Please contact me if you have any questions about our Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiology ICU Fellowship program. 
Andrew Lenneman, M.D., Program Director

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I'd be delighted to talk with you about the many exciting possibilities that await you at UAB and Birmingham. Contact me for more details about our fellowship.

Joanna Joly, M.D., Associate Program Director

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Jamie Moody, MA, Education Administrator

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