Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program

Mission: The Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program produces physicians with the knowledge and clinical skills required to function as contemporary practitioners of cardiovascular medicine. The program is fully accredited by the ACGME and takes advantage of the breadth of faculty, clinical sites, and research facilities affiliated with the State University at New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Our fellowship program is currently a three year commitment with a total of 13 fellows.


Instruction in all aspects of cardiology practice is provided including electrocardiography, cardiac catheterization, cardiac imaging (echocardiography, nuclear, computed tomography, magnetic resonance), stress testing, pediatric cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, coronary care, and consultative cardiology. The COCATS guidelines for training are followed throughout the program. Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and be board-eligible in Internal Medicine. International medical graduates must possess a valid certificate to practice in the United States.


The program provides ample opportunities for participation in research. This exposure allows the individual to develop a better understanding of data gathering and analysis, and provides the framework for more intelligent clinical decision making and literature review. More extensive research opportunities in basic, translational and clinical cardiovascular research are also available. These are individually tailored for fellows anticipating a career in academic cardiology.


Please address any additional specific questions regarding the program to the Program Director. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Program Coordinator.



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Program Director
Joseph A. Paris, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Department of Medicine
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
E: japaris@buffalo.edu
P: 716-859-1784


Program Coordinator
Ms. Sandra Gilliam
Erie County Medical Center
E: gilliam3@buffalo.edu
P: 716-961-6955