Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Demetria Rao

(727) 992-8203

How to apply

  • ERAS: 1521114150
  • ACGME: 1521114150

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to the HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. Our hospital is recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as an Accredited Chest Pain Center and by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Our volume is high in both cardiac and peripheral interventions. Here, fellows will receive high-quality instruction and experience in interventional cardiology.

Program overview

The Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is 12 months in duration.

Fellows may be accepted into the program only after successfully completing three years of general internal medicine training and three years of general cardiology training.

The goals of the interventional cardiology fellowship include identification of cardiology disease states that are amenable to catheter-based intervention; development of the medical knowledge and technical skill to perform appropriate catheter-based interventions; and providing appropriate pre- and post-procedure care.

The core curriculum is based on the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology COCATS training document. The program is designed to provide educational and experiential input from a broad range of specialty providers at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital as well as affiliate institutions.

At the successful completion of the program, the fellow will have received adequate instruction and experience to qualify for Level 3 skills in interventional cardiology.

Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Keshav Ramireddy, MD

Program Director

Our core faculty

  • Rami Akel, MD
  • Gopel Chalavarya, MD
  • Christos Pitarys, MD
  • Peter Rossi, MD

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Curriculum overview


Interventional Cardiology clinic is held in the Program Director’s office attached to the hospital. Interventional fellows have continuity of care by taking care of patients both pre and post procedure. Fellows have the ability to meet and subsequently follow-up with patients in the structural heart valve clinic.


At HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital, the teaching faculty have combined daily didactic sessions with the general cardiology program to teach the fellows the basics of general cardiology.

In addition to our morning lectures, the attendings working with fellows provide daily academic rounds. Other didactics delivered through the cardiology lecture series include Journal Club, cardiovascular quality meetings and monthly research meetings.

Morning lecture schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: EKG Interpretation Conference or hands-on echocardiography scanning
  • Tuesday: Multidisciplinary structural case discussion for TAVR and Mitraclip workup
  • Wednesday: Cardiac catheterization and echocardiography conference
  • Thursday: Fellow-prepared lectures spanning a broad range of cardiovascular topics
  • Friday: Board Review and Hemodynamics Lectures

Program details

Procedure observation and participation

Interventional fellows will have the opportunity to perform and participate in a variety of cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, including:

  • Percutaneous coronary intervention including: STEMI, rotational and orbital atherectomy, laser atherectomy, intravascular lithotripsy, fractional flow reserve, intravascular ultrasound, complex coronary interventions with mechanical circulatory support, chronic total occlusions
  • Mechanical circulatory support including: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Impella, Impella RP, intraaortic balloon pump (IABP)
  • Peripheral vascular angiography and interventions including peripheral atherectomy with both laser atherectomy and orbital atherectomy and intravascular ultrasound
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolisms and critical limb ischemia
  • Mechanical thrombectomy for both pulmonary embolisms and deep venous thrombosis
  • Carotid angiography and stenting
  • Transcatheter edge-to-edge repair and balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Temporary transvenous pacemakers
  • Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and thoracic endovascular aortic repairs (TEVAR)
  • Inferior vena cava filter placement and retrieval
  • Atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure
  • Implantable loop recorder insertion
  • Mesenteric angiography and interventions
  • Permanent pacemaker placement including leadless permanent pacemaker placement
  • Endovascular extraction for infective endocarditis and thrombus removal

Salary & Benefits


  • PGY7: $73,882


HCA Healthcare provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits. The most current plans and enrollment and renewal information may be found at HCA HR Answers. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • HCA 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.