Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Rakesh Latchamsetty, MD - Program Director

The Michigan Medicine Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship (CCEP) is a two year ACGME accredited fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine. The fellowship aims to prepare and nurture innovators who are committed to high quality patient care and advancing the field of electrophysiology. The electrophysiology fellows are an essential component of the division, and our faculty are firmly committed to training the academic leaders of tomorrow.

Fellows train in state of the art facilities and develop their clinical acumen by managing the high volume, high acuity patient population at the University of Michigan Health System. During their training, with close staff mentoring, fellows will gain expertise in the indications, limitations, complications and techniques of the diagnostic and therapeutic tools available to electrophysiologists and the use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic options for treating cardiac arrhythmias. They will receive advanced training encompassing complex ablations and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices with exposure to the latest available technologies in the field.

Through the CCEP core curriculum, fellows participate in regular didactic sessions including lectures on clinical arrhythmia management, electrogram interpretation, procedural techniques, basic science of arrhythmias, and reviews of current literature. Speakers include the clinical electrophysiology faculty, faculty from other divisions throughout the university, basic science and clinical researchers, as well as invited external experts.

In addition to the focus on clinical training, research is an important component of the fellows' experience at Michigan Medicine. Fellows will be mentored by divisional faculty and provided the opportunity to develop skills in clinical or basic science research. Research opportunities include independent literature review, development and implementation of clinical studies, statistical data analysis, preparation of abstracts and full manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, and preparation of grants.

 

Message From the Program Director

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center's Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program. Our program was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Fred Morady, one of the true pioneers of catheter ablation. Since its inception, the program has remained on the forefront of clinical care and innovation and has grown to include many leaders within the field, including experts in complex ablation and device management.

The primary mission of our fellowship is to maximize your potential to become a world-class electrophysiologist who will be successful in any practicing environment. The clinical training offered at the University of Michigan is designed to train electrophysiology fellows to become proficient at performing standard and complex ablation and device procedures as well as clinically managing all types of arrhythmia cases. Through our quaternary center of excellence at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital, we have a very high volume department that will provide exposure to all types of procedures including SVT and atrial fibrillation ablation, endocardial and epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation, transvenous and subcutaneous device implantation, leadless device placement, device extraction, and left atrial appendage occlusion techniques. We also aim to provide access to the latest innovations in technologies and strategies and collaboration with other departments at the University will also expose you to unique and challenging clinical scenarios and procedures.

Our research opportunities are equally robust. Our fellows routinely present their work at national and international conferences and frequently publish their work in prestigious journals including Circulation, JACC, Heart Rhythm, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Research mentors include our clinical electrophysiology and cardiovascular faculty as well as members of one of the most prolific basic research groups in the country at the Center for Arrhythmia Research under the leadership of Dr. Jose Jalife. Fellows also have access to the resources of the University of Michigan, including statistical support and early funding for research and interaction with other departments such as Biomedical Engineering to develop technologies for the future.

In addition to clinical care and research opportunities, we offer a rigorous didactic series encompassing clinical and basic science aspects of electrophysiology including a strong exposure to intracardiac and device electrograms that will enhance your clinical training and prepare you for your Electrophysiology Board exam. Complementing this is additional focus on physician and personal wellness and a leadership lecture series that will help prepare you for a smooth transition to a career beyond fellowship. We are very proud of the wide range of positions our graduates now occupy including department chiefs, program directors, chief medical officer, lab directors, excellent community and academic clinicians, and company founders.

Your success is our success and we wish to give you all the resources you need to find it. Our program wants both you and your family to be supported through your 2 years in our program. Additionally, Ann Arbor, Michigan is a wonderful place to live that has wide options for entertainment, is a great place to raise a family, and has very convenient access to transportation across the country or the world.

We hope you explore the opportunities we offer for your Clinical Electrophysiology training and that you like what you see.

Rakesh Latchamsetty, MD
Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Message From the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Service

Dear Future EP Fellow and Colleague,

Many thanks for your interest in the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan. As I welcome you to our program, I would like to briefly describe our program and highlight our priorities:

  • Our program was founded 35 years ago by Dr. Fred Morady, a luminary and pioneer in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, who has been deeply involved with the education and training of fellows.
  • We have an unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care, training our fellows as the next generation of leaders in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and research.
  • As one of the busiest and industrious EP laboratories across the globe, we see our fellows as our partners and colleagues in our tripartite mission.
  • With a well-developed and structured didactic EP curriculum that will well prepare you for the EP boards; with direct participation in the care of many patients in all domains of clinical cardiac electrophysiology from catheter ablation of most complex arrhythmias to all types of device implantation and extraction procedures; with excellent training in clinical decision making in selecting the most appropriate therapies; with a leading research program in basic, translational, clinical, outcomes, and innovative research; and with many complementary activities that promote the physical and mental well-being of our fellows - we believe you will be ready to embark on a successful and rewarding career in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
  • Trained within a state of the art Cardiovascular Center with 6 EP laboratories, and a center of excellence VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, with a robust and dedicated group of technologists, nurses, advance practice professionals, administrative and research staff, you will be well supported during your fellowship at the University of Michigan.

All of our 14 EP faculty are fully committed to your development and future in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. It is our privilege to help you to lead the field of cardiac electrophysiology in the years to come. We look forward to meeting you and please do not hesitate to contact us for more detailed information.

Sincerely,

Hakan Oral, MD
Frederick G L Huetwell Research Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Service
University of Michigan

Our Faculty

For a complete list of our faculty members in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, click here.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Michigan Medicine Electrophysiology Service is committed to providing the highest level of medical care and we feel this is dependent on the treatment of all patients and coworkers with the highest level of respect. We welcome and celebrate the diversity of our patients, their families, and our workplace community from all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, beliefs, abilities, appearances, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of our service and institution.

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Apply

Applications for our CCEP Fellowship Program should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Our program utilizes the ERAS web-based system for processing fellowship applications. We do not accept paper applications for these positions.

If you have any questions during the application process, please contact our program coordinator:

Dawn Ambs
Electrophysiology Fellowship Coordinator
Michigan Medicine
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
CVC Floor 2, SPC 5853
Ann Arbor MI 48109-5853
(734) 936-8689 (phone)
(734) 764-4142 (fax)
ep-fellowship@med.umich.edu

Contact Us

Dawn Ambs, Program Coordinator
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
Michigan Medicine
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
CVC Floor 2
Ann Arbor MI 48109-5853
P:  (734) 936-8689 
F:  (734) 764-4142 
ep-fellowship@med.umich.edu