By completion of the program, fellows should be able to conduct the preoperative evaluation of transcatheter aortic and mitral valve patients, which includes compiling slides for every preoperative patient and presenting national clinical trial patients on adjudication calls. Fellows will learn to use and manipulate 3mensio imaging software for CT scan reconstruction and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) planning, demonstrate efficiency with percutaneous techniques such as mitra-clip, and become familiar with newly emerging tricuspid and mitral valve devices.
Fellows will be expected to perform TAVR procedures as the primary operator and display facility with such alternative access approaches as direct aortic, transapical, subclavian, transcaval, and transcarotid sites. They will also participate in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) procedures performed by staff cardiac and vascular surgeons.
Fellows will develop and demonstrate team leadership skills while collaborating with research staff and allied TAVR program personnel. Fellows will become comfortable with the the structural heart team's organization, interaction of disciplines, and function.
Fellows contribute to academic presentations at morbidity and mortality conferences and research conferences for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
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Applicants to the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Fellowship must have successfully completed a cardiac surgery residency program, been involved in research during their residency, and have catheter experience via vascular surgery or cardiology rotations.
Applicants who did not complete their residency in the United States must also have passed the USMLE I, II, and III exams and have an H-1B VISA.
Contact and Inquiries
Susan Blackstock: Assistant Director, Programs, Cardiothroacic Surgery Training Programs
Kendra Grubb, MD, MHA: Cardiothoracic Surgery Director, TAVR Fellowship
Vasilis C. Babaliaros, MD: Cardiology Director, TAVR Fellowship
Jan 18, 2023