Recognizing the importance of educating highly skilled cardiologists, the School of Health & Medical Sciences offers the Cardiology Fellowship Program. This program provides cardiologists in training with the knowledge, technical experience and humanistic skills necessary for high-quality patient care.
The fellowship is divided over a three-year program leading to Board Eligibility in Cardiovascular Diseases through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellows rotate in the following state-of-the-art hospitals, which offer the full gamut of cardiologic diagnostic and therapeutic services:
The program provides training in the clinical core of cardiology, including non-laboratory clinical practices such as consultation, CCU, pre- and post-operative, and an outpatient experience. Extensive experience is provided in:
- Electrocardiography (12-lead ECG interpretation, stress testing and ambulatory monitoring);
- Noninvasive testing (echocardiography and Doppler, nuclear imaging and radionuclide angiography);
- Cardiac catheterization;
- Interventional cardiology;
- Electrophysiology; and
- Pacemaker use and follow up.
By the end of the program, fellows are skilled to perform:
- Transesophageal echocardiogram;
- Trans-thoracic echocardiogram;
- Right and left heart catheterizations;
- Selective coronary angiography;
- Intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation; and
- Bedside swan-ganz catheter and temporary pacemaker insertion.
In addition, fellows are exposed to percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stent placement during their rotation in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
At the forefront of modern technology, Seton Hall University and the School of Health & Medical Sciences provide students with state-of-the-art experiences. Transesophageal echocardiography, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging and atherectomy are examples of recently introduced technology offered by the faculty.
The program offers one-year training in interventional cardiology, leading to board eligibility. Candidates must successfully finish three years in cardiovascular medicine.
Dedicated to providing fellows with a quality learning experience, the faculty comprises 16 full-time board-certified cardiology attending physicians, as well as part-time board-certified cardiologists.
For more information on the Cardiology Fellowship Program or the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program affiliated with Seton Hall University, contact Saint Michael’s Regional Medical Center at (973) 877-5090.
Program Director: Fayez Shamoon, M.D., FACC, FACP, FSCAI
Seton Hall Cardiology Fellowship Program
Saint Michael’s Medical Center
268 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102