Interventional Cardiology

Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director: Michael Ragosta, MD

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Michael Ragosta, MD, Program Director

UVA’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine offers a comprehensive and accredited one- to two-year training program in interventional cardiology to fellows in their fourth or fifth year of a cardiology fellowship. Fellows work in various settings, including the cardiac catheterization laboratory, the inpatient service, and the interventional outpatient clinic, to develop technical expertise in all interventional and diagnostic cardiovascular procedures and gain broad clinical experience in the care of inpatient and outpatient interventional patients.

To supplement this clinical experience, didactic core lectures are presented throughout the fellowship to provide a fundamental knowledge base for pursuing academic interventional cardiology. Fellows are also encouraged to seek directed reading and independent research or scholarship.

The fellowship may consist of a single accredited clinical year, or a two-year experience, with the first year dedicated to research and the second to the accredited clinical year. A variety of research opportunities exist, including primary and clinical research.

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

The UVA Health System’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory performs over 2,000 diagnostic and 600 interventional procedures yearly for patients with coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease.

The laboratory offers the latest technology for diagnosing and treating standard and unusual cardiovascular conditions. It is involved in numerous research protocols and educational activities.

We welcome your interest in the UVA Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. For more information, call or send an email to:

Kara Watts, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 434-924-3497