Department Overview

  • Program Size – the program currently maintains an ACGME resident complement of two (2) fellows.

           Training Locations

  • Joseph's University Medical Center (SJUMC), located in Paterson, New Jersey, serves as the primary teaching site for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. The Medical Center is the site of an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program under the academic self-sponsorship of St. Joseph's University Medical Center. The Medical Center maintains a large and comprehensive Division of Interventional Cardiology that offers the full spectrum of cardiac pathology and services including: clinical/preventive cardiology; non-invasive cardiology (including ECHO, nuclear, cardiac CT, and, cardiac MRI); invasive/interventional cardiology; open heart surgery; and, full vascular services including peripheral vascular disease, diagnosis and intervention. The Program maintains an adequate number of ABIM Board-certified cardiologists and interventional cardiologists who possess excellent academic credentials and research participation and who serve as supervising faculty. The Medical Center serves as a Level-Two trauma center in the State of New Jersey.
  • Michael's Medical Center (SMMC), located in Newark, New Jersey, serves as a tertiary teaching facility with a long history of providing advanced, complex and challenging interventional and open heart procedures. Interventional Cardiology fellows are exposed to an array of acute and chronic Interventional Cardiology cases. With one of the largest HIV clinics in the State of New Jersey, St. Michael's Medical Center provides fellows with encounters to the various Interventional Cardiology manifestations of HIV. The diverse population of patients at St. Michael's Medical Center provides a rich environment for research that culminates into ground-breaking publications.

 

Population Served

Training at both sites affords our fellows the opportunity to serve a diverse patient population that includes- adult and geriatric patients of all gender backgrounds. Our patient population includes those from a wide array of ethnic, cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Volunteer/Community Outreach

Our fellows have participated in volunteer efforts within the cities of Paterson and Newark, New Jersey. Annual outreach programs serving these cities provide our fellows an opportunity to give back to the communities in which they train.  Outreach in homeless shelters, rehabilitation programs, and annual walk-a-thons provide invaluable experience in character building and foster compassion and camaraderie amongst our fellows, faculty, and the communities-at-large.

Teaching Opportunities

Fellows present at weekly didactic lectures to cardiovascular disease fellows, medical residents and medical students.  As stated earlier, many of our former graduates have joined the academic ranks of our teaching faculty.

Board Pass Rates – >90% ABIM Board Pass Rate rolling five-years

Benefits

Competitive salary, health benefits, malpractice, short-term and long-term disability, and retirement savings plans are available from all three participating sites.  On-site parking at all sites is provided.  The primary teaching site, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, provides daycare/childcare services at a reduced rate to its employees. 

Educational Resources

The Internal Review Board extends guidance and support to fellows with their research activities.  A designated Research Director is available to guide and assist fellows. The Medical Center sponsors an annual Research Day that highlights presentations from faculty and fellows.  On-site librarians offer personalized assistance with literature searches, inter-library loan, and reference services.  Well-appointed computer terminals are available to faculty, fellows, and employees. Fellows receive a generous educational stipend for conference attendance and reimbursement for books, journals, dues, and technology.