University of Hawaii Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

The Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Fellowship Training Program, under the sponsorship of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, is an ACGME accredited Fellowship program.

The Program is organized to provide training and supervised experience of 3 years duration.  Initially the Program was comprised of 2 Fellows per year, for a total of 6 Fellows for all years of the Program.  Starting Academic Year (AY) 2014-2015, the ACGME approved an increase in the number of Fellows to 3 Fellows per year.  We will have a total of 9 Fellows by AY 2016-2017.  All Fellows are based at a single participating site, The Queen's Medical Center (QMC), which is the only site providing structured clinical experiences.

The Queen's Medical Center is the largest tertiary care medical center in the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. Patients evaluated and managed at the QMC are of diverse ethnicities, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Patients treated by the Fellows have a variety of acute and chronic cardiovascular disease processes. Moreover, CVD Fellows will care for individuals of both genders who span the continuum from late adolescence through the geriatric age group.

The Queen's Medical Center offers the full spectrum of diagnostic cardiovascular testing and therapeutic interventions including: non-invasive cardiac evaluations (exercise stress testing, ambulatory ECG monitoring, echocardiography and Doppler, nuclear cardiology, positron emission tomography imaging services, cardiac computerized tomography scanning and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging capacities); cardiac catheterization; percutaneous coronary interventions; chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO); structural heart disease; transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); & limited exposure to adult congenital heart disease; electrophysiology; atrial fibrillation ablation; and an active cardiac surgery program.

Robert A. Hong, MD
University of Hawaii Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Program Director

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