The Cardiovascular Diseases Training Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC has been an accredited Cardiovascular Diseases Training Program for the past 40 years. Our training programs produce outstanding clinicians and researchers with a strong foundation for providing excellent patient care. The Section has a large clinical volume and a very productive research program.
The Section on Cardiology offers several fellowship opportunities including a 3-year clinical general cardiology training program and a 4-year combined clinical general cardiology and clinical cardiovascular research training program. We also offer 1-year additional training for subspecialization in Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Imaging, and Heart Failure/Transplantation.
There are currently 9 General Cardiology Fellows, 8 Combined Program Fellows, 3 Interventional Fellows, and one Electrophysiology Fellow in the program. All of the clinical rotations are performed at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The clinical general cardiology training program is directed by Dr. Robert J. Applegate, who has served in this position since 1993. The clinical cardiovascular research training program is directed by Dr. David M. Herrington who has served as director since its inception in 2004. The Chief of the Section of Cardiology is Dr. William C. Little. Faculty involved in these 2 training programs include 22 full-time cardiology faculty, 4 emeriti cardiovascular subspeciality faculty and research training faculty from the Division of Public Health Sciences, The Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research and the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center.
As a quartenary referral center with 872 licensed beds and a growing primary care base, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is equipped with state of the art cardiac catheterization laboratories, non-invasive laboratory including exercise treadmill, surface and transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear radiology, electrophysiology laboratories, cardiac CT, and a dedicated cardiac MRI. We have an active clinical service reflected by the fact that we perform over 2,362 heart catheterizations, 1,394 coronary percutaneous revascularization procedures, 18,214 echocardiograms, 744 electrophysiology studies (including radio-frequency ablations), 727 pacemakers and ICDs, 737 Cardiac MRIs, and 750 open-heart surgical procedures yearly.
Apply for the 3-year or 4-year programs beginning July using the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System).
To apply to all other Cardiovascular Fellowships, please click on the correct link below and go to that Web page for instructions.