Cardiology Fellowship

About Our Cardiology Fellowship

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is organized into six clinical sections and includes 42 staff cardiologists, 14 advanced practitioners and more than 150 support staff. Yearly volume figures for the institution exceed 1,700 cardiology inpatient discharges, 15,000 cardiology outpatient visits, 10,000 echocardiograms, 4,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratories, and more than 1,000 electrophysiology procedures.

We take pride in the high degree of supervision and individual attention given to our trainees because of our favorable faculty-to-trainee ratio. The high volume of clinical material per trainee encountered in the clinical and laboratory rotations guarantees exposure to an extremely broad range of common and uncommon disease entities. Our exceptional procedural volume allows for the opportunity to develop a high degree of technical proficiency. At the same time, the presence of advanced practitioners ensures that service obligations per trainee are not excessive despite high volume.

There is a robust didactic lecture schedule with over 200 conferences annually, including visiting faculty for weekly cardiology grand rounds that comprise many thought leaders in the field. Annual endowed visiting professorship provides an opportunity for the fellows to interact closely with carefully selected internationally renowned faculty.

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Learn More About Cardiology Fellowship

What You Can Expect

The bulk of the training occurs at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA. There are month-long mandatory rotations in adult congenital heart disease at Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiac transplant at Tufts Medical Center. The rotation schedule during the first two years is structured to ensure balanced exposure to the various disciplines in cardiovascular medicine and follows the nationally recommended guidelines outlined by the Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATS). The third year of the fellowship has ample time for electives to be tailored toward an individual fellow’s career goals.

The aims and objectives of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center include:

  1. To provide an intellectual environment for acquiring knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, attitudes and values that are essential to the practice of cardiovascular medicine.
  2. Provision of the best possible care for each patient delivered in a compassionate manner.
  3. Development and maintenance of humanistic and ethical attributes among all physicians undergoing training in cardiology.
  4. An active effort by faculty to encourage trainees to cultivate an attitude of scholarship and dedication to continuing education that will remain with them throughout their professional careers.
  5. Active participation in and completion of research projects supervised by faculty. This, as well as participation in journal clubs, literature reviews and presentations in cardiology conferences, is expected to inculcate a habit of critical thinking to achieve greater insight into analysis of published literature.
Eligibility & How To Apply
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.

Selection: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center receives applications for cardiology fellowship through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  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) 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


Sourba S. Dani, MD, MSc
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
Phone: 781-744-8460


LHMC’s fellowship programs provide education and experience in evidence-based medicine, patient care and research.