Interventional Cardiology

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Michael Ragosta, MD, Program Director

Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director: Michael Ragosta, MD

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 a variety of settings, including the cardiac catheterization laboratory, the inpatient service, and the interventional outpatient clinic, in order 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 key knowledge base for the pursuit of academic interventional cardiology. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue directed reading and independent research or scholarship.

The fellowship may consist of a single accredited clinical year, as outlined here, or structured as 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 basic and clinical research.

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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

The laboratory offers the latest technology for state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of both common and unusual cardiovascular conditions and is involved in numerous research protocols and educational activities.


A list of faculty who teach/conduct research in interventional cardiology is available here:

More Information

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

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

Detailed program information
How to apply