Thoracic Procedures Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are research studies to advance new discoveries in medicine. New medications, procedures, techniques and equipment are continuously being studied to benefit patients with a wide range of health needs, including those with thoracic conditions.
At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, our thoracic surgeons offer our patients the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials without having to travel into Boston. This can be especially important for patients who may have difficulty travelling during the course of the treatment.
Many Lahey patients have had the advantage of being among the first to benefit from new discoveries, due to their participation in our clinical trials.
G. Muqtada Chaudhry, MD
Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
The Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited program that is three years in duration. It is designed to provide the trainee with comprehensive subspecialty training through direct exposure, formal instruction, and broad clinical experience necessary to acquiring knowledge and skills in the management of adult cardiovascular diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
There is a core group of seven cardiovascular fellowship trainees, as well as a number of dedicated specialty fellows in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. The rotation schedule is designed to allow for a balanced exposure to the various facets of cardiovascular disease specialties.
The bulk of the training is at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. Fellows rotate for a one-month elective during the second year to gain focused experience in management of adults with congenital heart disease. A one-month elective in cardiac transplantation is offered during the third year of training.
The educational curriculum ensures balanced exposure to the various disciplines in cardiovascular medicine. The rotation schedule in the first two years is structured according to the nationally recommended guidelines. The third-year schedule is more flexible and is tailored to the interests of the trainee with electives in vascular medicine, cardiac transplantation, and research, as well as additional rotations in invasive, noninvasive, and electrophysiology to match the career goals of the trainee.
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.
Jonathan S. Silver, MD
To apply, please complete the ERAS application.
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Fellowship Program Goals and Objectives
Housed in the department of Cardiology, the Interventional Fellowship program admits three fellows, selected from hundreds of applications, each year. Fellows are trained in all aspects of cardiovascular and peripheral procedures and work very closely with both full-time and part-time faculty. The interventional fellow is expected to spend a majority of his/her time doing coronary evaluations and interventions. On the average, fellows will spend 80% of their time in the Catheterization Laboratory, performing procedures, pre-procedure assessments and post-procedure follow-up. Fellows will be exposed to peripheral interventional as well as structural heart disease procedures as part of their training. One-half a day per week is dedicated to outpatient clinic with focus on coronary and peripheral artery disease.
Sergio Waxman, MD
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program