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Chattanooga Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

About the Program

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is a three-year subspecialty program beginning at the PGY-4 level is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicine Education.  The first fellows began training on July 1, 2015. The Program Director is Dr. Dharmendra Patel.  Although initially approved for three fellows at each level, we have grown and are approved by the ACGME for a total of four fellows at each level -- a total of 12 fellows.

Our key Faculty are committed and experienced Cardiovascular Disease physicians, board certified in Cardiology.  Several faculty hold additional credentials in Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Interventional Cardiology.

The three-year program has been accredited to train four Fellows at each of three levels.  Applicants must have completed a three-year accredited Internal Medicine Residency before entering the Cardiovascular Fellowship.

Our Fellowship is designed to meet the requirements approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and its Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee, as well as subspecialty milestones for educational development for each Fellow during the three years of training. 

In addition, the program curriculum provides education that adheres to the American College of Cardiology Recommendations for Training in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine Core Cardiology Training (COCATS 4)

For more information, contact: Samantha Bond, Fellowship Coordinator, at 423.778.4465 or at  

Sep 16, 2022