The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to expand its existing cardiovascular disease fellowship to include a one-year fellowship in interventional cardiology, beginning July 1, 2015. Peter Puleo, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and a member of St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates interventional team, will oversee this newly appointed fellowship program.
St. Luke’s ranks among the most notable health institutions in the state of Pennsylvania to offer such a program. The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship is the first and only such program in the region. “It’s an honor to be part of an institution with the vision to enable graduate medical education fellows to deepen their skill set in their chosen field without having to relocate to another region. I am proud to be part of this inaugural event. Expanding our fellowship program is a natural complement to our current education program and strengthens the talent pool of the Heart & Vascular Center”, says Puleo.
The Cardiology Fellowship began in July 2011 through the leadership of its director Jamshid Shirani, MD, with the first program fellows graduating this month.
The Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship programs are designed to complement the existing residency/fellowship programs and the regional campus of the Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network in providing a high level of clinical training and exposure in the field of cardiovascular disease.