Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship (CCEP)

The University of Michigan Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship is designed for individuals who wish to specialize in clinical cardiac electrophysiology (CCEP). Prepare and nurture innovators in CCEP who are committed to high quality patient care and advancing the field of electrophysiology. The fellowship aims to prepare and nurture innovators in CCEP who are committed to high quality patient care and advancing the field of electrophysiology. The fellows are an essential component of the division, and our faculty is 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 this time, with close staff mentoring, fellows will gain expertise in the indications, limitations, complications and techniques of diagnostic and therapeutic tools available to electrophysiologists; use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic options for treating cardiac arrhythmias; advanced training in the appropriate indications, insertion and surveillance of implantable defibrillators.

Fellows participate in didactic sessions, many of which are designed for them as a core curriculum. Other conferences are division-wide and are designed for clinical care review or as a forum for invited external experts.

Research is a large component of the fellow’s experience at University of Michigan. To develop skill in clinical or basic research through independent literature review, preparation of a grant-in-aid for peer-review, developing and implementing one or more studies, analyzing data, preparing data for abstract submission for peer-review, and preparing full manuscripts for peer-review. This will all be done under the supervision of a mentor from the electrophysiology laboratory.

APPLY

Currently accepting applications for year beginning July 2019

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Please note that beginning Academic Year 2017-18 University of Michigan CCEP Fellowship will become a 2 year ACGME accredited program.

Application 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.

Applicants may begin applying starting December 1, 2017. The last day the University of Michigan CCEP Fellowship is accepting applications is Feb 15, 2018.

Noteworthy Dates

Interview Dates for the 2019 academic year are:

  • TBD

Please note, only complete applications through ERAS will be considered for interviews.

A Message From Our Director

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center's Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program. For the past 30 years, Dr. Fred Morady and our team offer one of the best training environments for cardiac electrophysiology in the country.

As a fellow, we have one goal for you: to maximize your potential to become a world-class electrophysiologists that will be equally successful in an academic medical center or a community hospital. The University of Michigan is often the last hope for many patients burdened with life threatening arrhythmias, so you will care for patients with both routine and complex arrhythmias from other medical centers from across the country. By the end of your training, you can be proficient at ablation for atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia including epicardial ablation, implantable device implantation and extraction and left atrial appendage occlusion techniques. We do this work at our new fully-integrated Frankel Cardiovascular Center and a tertiary Veterans Administration Hospital staffed by UMHS electrophysiologists.

Our research opportunities are equally robust. Our fellows present their work at national and international meetings and have published their work as first author in prestigious publications including Heart Rhythm Journal, Circulation and the New England Journal of Medicine. You can do your research with our clinical faculty or work with one of the most prolific basic research groups in the country at Center for Arrhythmia Research under the leadership of Dr. Jose Jaliffe. You will also have access to the resources of the University of Michigan, including statistical support, early funding for research and interaction with other departments such as Biomedical Engineering to develop technologies for the future.

Our fellows are an integral part of our team and this philosophy drives us to ensure that you are actively engaged in patient care and research. Because of this, our fellows transition smoothly into their new careers. Many of whom have become directors in EP labs across the country and thought leaders throughout the world.

Your success is our success and we want 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 on our program. Additionally, Ann Arbor, Michigan is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, with all that you need around the corner or access to transportation across the country or the world.

We hope that you like what you see.

Frank Pelosi Jr., MD

Curriculum

Below you will find sample schedules for the first and second year of the CCEP Fellowship.

Clinical Rotation

Consult Rotation

VA Hospital Rotation

Alumni

Class of 2017

Kyle Hornsby, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System

Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt:

Kavita Krishnasamy, MD
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
Residency: Case Western Reserve University
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago

Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt:

Watchara Lohawijarn, MD
Medical School: Chulalongkorn University (TH)
Residency: Chulalongkorn University (TH)
Cardiology Fellowship: Chulalongkorn University (TH)

Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt:

Mohammed Saeed, MD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System

Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt: University of Michigan Health System

Class of 2016

Colby Halsey, MD
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital-Washington University
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt:

Mario Njeim, MD
Medical School: Saint Hoseph University, Beirut Lebanon
Residency: Henry Ford Health System
Cardiology Fellowship: Henry Ford Health System
Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt:

Seth Sheldon, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Residency: Mayo Clinic Rochester
Cardiology Fellowship: Mayo Clinic Rochester
Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt:

Faisal Syed, MD
Medical School: University of Manchester, UK
Residency: Mayo Clinic Rochester
Cardiology Fellowship: Mayo Clinic Rochester
Electrophysiology Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System
Electrophysiology Faculty Appt:

Contact Us

Dawn Marie Schaffer, Program Coordinator
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
2396A CVC SPC 5853
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor MI 48109-5853
Phone: (734) 232-0112
Fax: (734) 936-7026

ep-fellowship@med.umich.edu (all questions regarding the fellowship should be send here, including application process, verification, elective rotations)