Prerequisites for Training and How to Apply



1. Medical Education:
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment or
    • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in which they are in training.
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

Please note that for trainees who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center supports J-1 visa only.  We do not sponsor H-1 visas.

2. Postdoctoral Education and Training:



To be eligible for training in cardiology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center as a fellow in cardiovascular diseases, successful completion of at least three years of residency training in internal medicine at an ACGME-accredited program is mandatory.  


Lahey Hospital & Medical Center receives applications for cardiology fellowship through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  [Link to:] The deadline for the receipt of completed applications along with all supporting documents is July 15 each year.  Candidates selected for an interview are notified by September 15 by email. Interviews take place in September and October.

1. Ranking of applicants for fellowships from eligible applicants is performed on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, geographical location of medical school or residency program, disability or veteran status.

2. The Cardiovascular Fellowship Program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) [Link to:] for matching of ranked applicants. We do not offer “out of match” positions.

Fellowship Program Contact

For questions, please contact:

Donna M. Rizzo
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Cardiology
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
Phone: 781-744-8245
[email protected]


Muqtada Chaudhry, MD, FACC, FHRS
Vice Chairman of Cardiology (Education)
Director Cardiology Fellowship Program
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
Phone: 781-744-8863