Electrophysiology (EP) Fellowship

Lahey’s fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology is designed to provide comprehensive subspecialty training for individuals planning to pursue a career in this field. The program is predominantly clinical in focus, with a wealth of clinical material from which to derive practical educational experiences. After the satisfactory completion of this fellowship, the graduate will be capable of serving as an independent consultant and specialist in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

The arrhythmia group within the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine offers a one or two year fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology that is designed to provide comprehensive sub-specialty training for individuals planning to pursue a career in this field. All fellows have completed the required three year training in internal medicine, and at least a further two years in cardiovascular diseases. After the satisfactory completion of this fellowship the graduate will be expected to be capable of functioning as an independent consultant and specialist in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. The Lahey program is predominantly clinical in its focus, with a wealth of clinical material from which to derive practical educational experiences.

There are six electrophysiology physicians and four FTE mid-level practitioners providing clinical care to patients of the cardiac arrhythmia service of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Staff physicians rotate on a weekly basis through three areas of clinical responsibility: invasive laboratory procedures, ward patient care, and outpatient clinic care.

Fellows in cardiac electrophysiology will be individuals who have completed internal medicine and cardiology training, and who can function at a level commensurate with such experience. Typically, the fellows will be compensated at the current Lahey salary level for PGY 6-7, and will receive malpractice coverage, medical and other benefits in accordance with the terms and conditions of employment outlined in the House Staff Manual. Fellows will be provided with private office space with a dedicated telephone line and a personal computer for the fellows’ exclusive use. This computer is connected to the Internet via the institutional line and each fellow will be provided with a Lahey e-mail address for the duration of employment at Lahey. Within the fellow’s office is housed a comprehensive library of arrhythmia texts and current as well as bound journals of sub-specialty interest not carried in the institutional library.

The collaborative relationship between attending physician and trainee in the delivery of patient care is at the core of this Program; the provision of high-quality patient care is the fundamental vehicle for teaching and learning of all the required competencies. Clinical training is augmented with weekly conferences used for review of intracardiac electrograms, journal club, didactic lectures and research meetings. Fellows are encouraged to participate in scholarly activities including publication of case reports, independent research and projects focused on quality improvement and patient safety. Each fellow also participates in a longitudinal ambulatory clinic with a weekly, supervised half-day session in which they learn and master outpatient arrhythmia management.

Please complete the Universal Application for Residency and send this with an updated curriculum vitae to:

Jonathan S. Silver, MD
Program Director
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805

You will also need to have three references; send letters of recommendation directly to this address.