Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Sharon E. Staine

(813) 916-2344

How to apply

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital. Our Interventional Cardiology fellowship is directed by Dr. Umesh Gowda. His primary goal for the program is to provide comprehensive subspecialty training in invasive and interventional cardiology to trainees who have completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a three-year Cardiovascular Disease fellowship.

Program overview

The Interventional Cardiology fellowship is a one-year program for the trainee to become skilled in Invasive and Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine according to the standards set forth by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The program is intended to provide educational and experiential input from a broad range of specialty providers primarily at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and Bay Care Clinics. The goals of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship include:

  • Identification of cardiology disease states that are amenable to catheter-based intervention and development of the medical knowledge
  • Technical skill to perform appropriate catheter-based interventions and to provide appropriate pre- and post-procedure care.
  • Clinical learning opportunities

Our Program Director and staff

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

Umesh L. Gowda, MD

Program Director

Our core faculty

  • Umesh Gowda, MD - Program Director
  • Vamsi Gaddipati, MD
  • Stephen Mester, MD

Program details


  • PGY7: $73,882

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Cardiovascular Disease 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.