Thank you for your interest in our Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program!
Our program offers an accredited three-year training program with positions available to 2 fellows per year.
We are the only Pediatric Cardiology training program in Louisiana and our division provides care for patients across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast community from fetal life into adulthood. Our primary focus is to produce Pediatric Cardiologists with unparalleled clinical skills who will successfully transition into any clinical or academic setting including local, state-wide and nation-wide positions. To ensure success, we also prepare fellows to prioritize patient safety, to value inter-professional teamwork, and to improve health care quality for all.
While the fellowship program was initially accredited in 2010, our Heart Center here at Children's Hospital has undergone extensive transformation over the past few years which has resulted in significant improvements in training opportunities for fellowship candidates. In fact, Children's Hospital of New Orleans (our primary institution) has recently undergone a $300 million expansion that includes a state of the art, family centered 28 bed cardiac intensive care unit, two new Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology laboratories, new emergency and inpatient radiology departments, and a same-day surgery unit with private rooms.
Each year, nearly 2000 children and adults visit our center for cardiac-related services, including: pediatric and adult congenital cardiothoracic surgery, dedicated cardiac intensive care management, diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology services, echocardiography, MRI and CT-angiography, and exercise stress testing. Our physicians provide additional expertise in maternal-fetal care, adult congenital heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, and pediatric coronary artery disease. Our highly trained and experienced cardiothoracic surgeons perform 150- 200 surgical procedures a year in newborns to adults, including Norwood, Glenn, Fontan, and arterial switch operations. ECMO technology and dedicated perfusionists support the comprehensive surgical program.
We currently have 13 faculty, including sub-specialty trained adult congenital cardiologists, fetal and non-invasive imaging specialists, congenital and adult congenital electrophysiologists, cardiac interventionalists, and cardiac intensivists. Additionally, we have two well-trained and experienced cardiothoracic surgeons. we are in the midst of continual recruitment and have three additional faculty joining us this fall.
In addition, New Orleans is a wonderful city to live in and experience first-hand with a lot of cultural and entertainment opportunities outside of the workplace.
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During the cardiac fellowship, the trainee gains extensive inpatient and outpatient experience in the following areas:
- Inpatient Cardiology
- Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Procedures
- Echocardiography: Transthoracic, Transesophageal and Fetal
- Electrophysiology and Non-Invasive Testing
- Cardiac Intensive Care
- Outpatient Cardiology
- Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
- Pediatric Coronary Artery Disease
- Cardiac CT and MRI
- Congenital Heart Disease
Kelly Gajewski, MD
|James Krulisky, MD
Associate Program Director