Welcome from our Program Director
Our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program will prepare you for any type of cardiology practice, while connecting you to the largest healthcare organization in the U.S.
Get to Know the Team
Mimi Sen Biswas, MD (PD) Program Director
Salary information (AY 20-21)
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Morning Report is held once a week Mondays from 7:00am - 8:00am. The discussion, which follows, will address important aspects of the history and physical examination, formulation of a complete differential diagnosis, and management of the disease process for the individual patient. In order to effectively discuss each case, the presenter should prepare to answer pertinent questions concerning the patient’s work-up, including lab values and test results. Any available radiology studies, EKGs, or slides should be brought to the presentation when possible. The presenter should have a detailed knowledge about the patient's diagnosis and management. This is not intended to be a morbidity and mortality conference; however, the fellows should prepare to defend their decisions and reasoning. Attendance at morning report is required for all fellows on site.
Noon Conference is held on Tuesday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Noon conference is a mandatory conference for all fellows who are present and on-site. The noon conferences consist of a one-hour didactic session on both general medicine and sub-specialty topics. Lecturers are faculty members and other subject experts who present topics from a scheduled, strategic 36-month curriculum designed to provide each resident with a broad knowledge base of Cardiology. In addition, the noon conferences cover topics in preventive medicine, pain management, end-of-life care, and substance abuse. The conferences are directed at providing information pertinent to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) certification examination.
Cath Conference is held on Wednesday from 12:00pm - 2:30pm. Cath conference is a mandatory conference for all fellows who are present and on-site. The fellows run Cath conference. They present an interesting case, show the EKG echo stress and angiogram and any other pertinent imaging then go over management issues. Then the fellows present a small didactic of pertinent teaching aspects from the case. This arena allows for a collegial forum for multiple specialists to voice their opinions and knowledge.
Daily CVICU rounds 8:30am - 9:30am while on the intensive care rotation consist of multidisciplinary teaching rounds with the CVICU pharmacists, cardiothoracic surgery team, and CVICU cardiology teaching attending. The usual format for these rounds are didactic bedside rounds but can vary and focus more on didactics of imaging or hemodynamics arrhythmias, and pharmacology. The main goal of these rounds is teaching.
Board review sessions
Board Review Sessions are fellow led sessions supervised by attendings and senior fellows. It is held every Friday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. ECG review or a high yield topic for ACC boards is discussed followed by questions.
Grand Round Sessions are monthly sessions. It is held on the second Monday of the month from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We recruit leaders and visionaries in the various fields of cardiovascular disease to impart their wisdom, present their data, and offer opportunities to collaborate with our faculty and fellows.
- Weekly Advanced Heart Failure conferences with UCSD zoom
- Weekly Hemodynamics conferences with UCI zoom
- Journal Club conferences monthly with UCSD zoom
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.