Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

From the Division Chief

Tom L’Ecuyer, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the University of Virginia. Our pediatric cardiology fellowship program is designed to provide trainees with exposure to all clinical areas of the subspecialty, including general care of the child with congenital heart disease, cardiac intensive care, cardiac catheterization including interventions, echocardiography, heart failure, cardiac transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac rhythm disturbances, adult congenital heart disease, and systemic diseases affecting the heart. In addition, fellows participate actively in the division’s educational program, teaching medical students, residents, other fellows, and staff members.

Research training is integral to the program and includes acquisition of skills in study design, dealing with human subjects, data gathering, data analysis, presentation skills, and scientific writing. We also incorporate quality improvement into our training program, helping each fellow design and carry out a project during training that contributes to a climate of constant quality improvement. Graduates of our program finish with skills allowing them to pursue additional training or begin a career in academic and/or clinical pediatric cardiology.

 

From the Program Director

George McDaniel, MD, MS, Fellowship Director, Pediatric Cardiology

We would very much like to thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at the University of Virginia. The program has a long-standing history of training strong pediatric cardiologists who are currently practicing in a wide variety of venues across the country. The foundations of the fellowship program are steeped in providing clinical training in all aspects of care of children with both congenital and acquired heart disease as well as a formalized research curriculum designed to introduce and mentor fellows in the details of academic investigation.

Strong departmental and faculty support have ensured that our graduates have demonstrated excellence in clinical cardiology skills as well as presenting original research at the national level. We welcome you to explore the details of our program further and to not hesitate to contact any of us with further questions.