Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

About the Program

Quick Facts:

  • Interventional Cardiology Training Program was formed in 1999
  • One year training program
  • 2 ACGME accredited fellowship positions
  • Busy cath lab with 5 procedure rooms
  • Rotate between University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Iowa City VA Medical Center
  • Weekly Continuity Clinic
  • 5 Board certified Interventional Cardiologists faculty members
  • Weekly didactic and case conferences
  • Peripheral Vascular Rotations at Des Moines Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids, IA

Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE)

The Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) Program is designed to introduce future clinician-educators to a set of skills which may be of use in their career. The program presents concepts of educational design and research, lecture development, evaluation, observation and feedback. At the conclusion of the program, FACE participants are required to develop a teaching portfolio.

Learn more about FACE 

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Conference

Below is an example of the Dapartment of Internal Medicine Common Curriculum Schedule. It is shared between Fellows from all divisions of the Department.

PDF icon20-21 Fellows Conference Master Schedule.pdf

Program Goals

The goal of the Interventional Cardiology Training Program is to train the fellow to independently perform catheter-based cardiovascular and peripheral interventions involving various devices and modalities at a level of proficiency to provide the highest quality of interventional care. The trainee will be expected to acquire both the cognitive knowledge base and the technical skills for multiple interventional devices in addition to mastering the knowledge base involved in patient selection, pre and post-procedure care, recognition and management of complications, and the scientific basis of advances within the field.

How to Apply

We will begin using ERAS to apply to our program during the December 2018 cycle for the training year 2021-2022. The training program is open to applicants who have completed a three year Cardiovascular Disease Training Program.

If you have any questions please email program coordinator Cari Harland at

Board Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process which serves multiple purposes for the trainee and the public.

Certification is

  • one mission of the training program to produce trainees who meet board eligibility criteria;
  • distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise;
  • provides more opportunities when applying for employment;
  • presents resources and tools by the ABMS;
  • a commitment to life-long improvement for providing the best patient care; and
  • elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare.

For more information visit the American Board of Internal Medicine for specifics on board certification requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

All fellow trainees selected for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Training Program are required to have completed an accredited three year residency program in internal medicine.

Program Certification

The Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Training Program is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All fellowship trainees are required to be licensed by the Iowa Board of Medical Examiners.

ACGME Interventional Cardiology Program Accreditation

Our People

Program Leadership


Sidakpal Panaich, MBBS
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program Director

Current Fellows

Rakesh Ponnapureddy


Rakesh Ponnapureddy, MBBS
Medical School: Osamania Medical College
Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Shubha Roy


Shubha Deep Roy, MBBS
Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College
Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD
Interim Chair and DEO, Department of Internal Medicine
Kate Daum Endowed Professor
Professor of Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Contact Us

Cari Harland
Cardiology Fellowship
Department of Internal Medicine - E316-1 GH
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1009
Phone: 319-384-8001
Fax: 319-353-6343

Denise Floerchinger
Internal Medicine Fellowship Program Administrator

Phone: 319-356-2732