Pediatric cardiology fellowship program

Our cardiology fellowship provides superior training experience in one of the nation's largest pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiovascular research centers.

Fellowship training in pediatric cardiology

The fellowship program will provide a superior training experience in one of the nation's largest pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiovascular research centers. The objective of the program is to prepare fellows for careers in academic pediatric cardiology. A primary and consistent focus of training will be excellence in clinical skills, understanding of hemodynamics and pathophysiology and an appreciation for natural history. A minimum of three years of training is required for the sub-board of pediatric cardiology and a fourth year focused in clinical and/or basic science research is encouraged.

Herma Heart Center physicians care for all conditions, from fetal dysrhythmias to adults with congenital heart disease. In 2010, our 22 pediatric cardiologists handled nearly 10,800 outpatient cardiology encounters, performed more than 16,300 non-invasive procedures and 480 catheterizations, and our three pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons performed more than 780 heart surgeries. Additionally, over the last two years, we have performed 27 cardiac transplants and expanded existing programs in pediatric heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and adults with congenital heart disease.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation's busiest pediatric hospitals with more than 300,000 outpatient visits and more than 24,000 inpatient admissions annually. Supporting Herma Heart Center are pediatric experts in a variety of specialties including anesthesia, pain management, pharmacology, genetics and nutrition. Children's Hospital is part of an independent, not-for-profit, pediatric health system that also includes pediatrician offices, a stand-alone health education center, satellite hospitals and an outcomes center.

The Cardiovascular Research Center at The Medical College of Wisconsin is an NIH-funded collaborative department that presents excellent opportunities for basic research. The Cardiovascular Center functions as a multi-disciplinary research center with a comprehensive mission focusing on mechanisms of disease related to the heart, blood vessels and lung. Within the center are basic science researchers using state-of-the-art methodologies to identify mechanisms of cardiovascular disease at the cellular, molecular and genetic level to translate this data into the clinical setting. The center is comprehensive in scope and includes all aspects of cardiac, vascular and cardiopulmonary biology focused research with the possibility of an advanced degree. Also available is a fourth year of training in a focused clinical area.

Milwaukee, as the cultural and economic center of Wisconsin, warmly welcomes new residents. The city boasts a moderate cost of living, four season climate, three major sports teams, many shopping centers and malls, parks and lakefront, as well as numerous museums, excellent ballet and opera companies, a symphony, live theater, historical landmarks and special attractions throughout the area.

For additional information about the Herma Heart Center, contact Peter Bartz, MD, fellowship director for Herma Heart Center, pbartz@chw.org or (414) 266-2380.