Louisiana Medical License

An incoming fellow must obtain a FULL physician's medical license in Louisiana. This process can take up to 6 months, especially for foreign medical graduates. The applicant that is accepted must apply for their license by the end of December. You must have a full Louisiana medical license to begin your fellowship. Please go the LSBME website and review the application process and requirements.  It is strongly suggested you do so prior to applying for our fellowship.

The LSBME requires a personal appearance by you. Therefore, you will have to make a separate trip to Louisiana for this well before the start of the fellowship.


Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Number of fellows in the one-year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program: 2

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program is a one-year ACGME-accredited
fellowship for trainees who have completed a three-year accredited training program
in Cardiovascular Disease and are eligible to sit for the ABIM certification exams in
Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. This one-year program is intended to
prepare trainees for a career in Interventional Cardiology with expertise in treating
routine and complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease, along with a strong
foundation in the evaluation and management of structural heart disease.

By the conclusion of this fellowship, trainees will be expected to sit for the ABIM
certification exam in Interventional Cardiology.


The clinical base for this fellowship is at the University Medical Center and
affiliated clinics http://www.umcno.org/ and Slidell Memorial Hospital http://slidellmemorial.org/
In addition to the procedures performed at the hospitals, trainees will attend the
Interventional Cardiology clinic at UMCNO one half-day per week under the supervision of faculty
members of the Section of Cardiology.


In keeping with ACGME requirements, trainees are expected to be involved in
scholarly activity during the course of their fellowship. Evidence of scholarly
productivity is required for completion of the training program.


Murtuza Ali, MD serves as program director for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. In addition, trainees will work with Pramilla Subramaniam, MD, and Elias Hanna, MD.


Trainees are expected to attend and participate in bi-monthly Interventional
Cardiology Conferences and Interventional Journal Clubs, as well as weekly General/Interventional Cardiology conferences (including but not limited to Case
Conferences, Research Conferences, Grand Rounds, and Hemodynamics
2017-2018 Conference Schedule

House Officer Manual


Applications will be not accepted for the 2019-2020 fellowship.

Please check back for the ERAS cycle starting in December of 2018 for the 2020-2021 fellowship.

Questions about the program may be directed to Dr. Murtuza Ali, Program
Director, at mali@lsuhsc.edu or mailed to him at the following address.

Dr. Murtuza Ali
c/o Ms. Judy Weber
Dept of Medicine Section of Cardiology
533 Bolivar St Box CSRB 3-42
New Orleans LA 70112