About the Program


The University of Iowa Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program was formed in 1966-67. Since the program’s inception, over 250 individuals have been trained.


The Duration of the Cardiovascular Diseases Program is three years with 21 accredited positions in the general program emphasizing preparation in academic cardiology. Comprehensive training in all major aspects of clinical cardiology is combined with training in basic and clinical cardiovascular research. Opportunities exist in a variety of research disciplines. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has a tradition of medical excellence. The various facilities for clinical and research training includes the University Hospitals and Clinics, College of Medicine Medical Laboratories and Medical Research Center, Eckstein Medical Research Building, Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility, and the VAMC hospital.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Iowa is to provide an academically and clinically rigorous training program in general cardiology as well as advanced training in clinical cardiology subspecialties and cardiovascular research. The aims of the program are to provide the trainee with the basic and clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills, and abilities necessary to continue to develop these skills through the course of a long career, as required of a leader in cardiovascular medicine. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad clinical exposure in acute and chronic cardiovascular care occurring in the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as extensive experience in non-invasive and invasive cardiac procedures. Fellowship training will prepare fellows to function not only as outstanding cardiologists, but also as