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Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiac Fellowship Training Program

Cardiovascular medicine

Physician training

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The Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program at UC Davis is a three-year program. Clinical training is primarily at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, a 645-bed tertiary hospital, with additional experience obtained at the Sacramento VA Hospital and Clinic. Research laboratories are located at UC Davis Medical Center and on the University's main campus in Davis (12 miles away).

Clinical opportunities
  • Cardiac intensive care, inpatient ward, and consultive cardiology
  • Ambulatory cardiology practice in out-patient clinics
  • Non-invasive cardiology including stress testing, nuclear scintigraphy, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography,┬ámagnetic resonance imaging, echo myocardial perfusion, intracardiac echo, and intravascular ultrasound
  • Invasive cardiology including cardiac catheterization and intraaortic balloon pumps, as well as exposure to angioplasty, atherectomy, valvuloplasty, and intracoronary ultrasound and doppler
  • Electrophysiology, including permanent pacemakers, radio frequency ablation, automatic implantable cardiac defibrallators, resynchronization, and atrial fibralation ablation
  • Weekly clinical conferences, journal clubs, and seminars
Research opportunities
  • Cardiac intensive care, inpatient ward, and consultive cardiology
  • Ambulatory cardiology practice in out-patient clinics
  • Non-invasive cardiology including stress testing, nuclear scintigraphy, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, echo myocardial perfusion, intracardiac echo, and intravascular ultrasound
  • Invasive cardiology including cardiac catheterization and intraaortic balloon pumps, as well as exposure to angioplasty, atherectomy, valvuloplasty, and intracoronary ultrasound and doppler
  • Electrophysiology, including permanent pacemakers, radio frequency ablation, automatic implantable cardiac defibrallators, resynchronization, and atrial fibralation ablation
  • Weekly clinical conferences, journal clubs, and seminars
Current research areas
  • Neural regulation of the cardiovascular system
  • Endothelial function in atherosclerotic vessels
  • Collateral vessels in limiting myocardial ischemia
  • Regulation of growth in smooth muscle
  • Lipid transport across the endothelium
  • Metabolic regulation of chronically ischemic myocardium
  • Pre-conditioning limiting ischemia during PTCA
  • Atherosclerosis regression in animals and man
  • Evaluation of new thrombolytic agents
  • CHF therapy and survival
  • Numerous clinical trials involving medical devices, pharmacologic, or lifestyle interventions