Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program at LSU Health Shreveport. Our fellowship is a Two-year program and received accreditation from the ACGME to commence training in cardiology starting July, 2022 and currently offers one position.
The Louisiana State University Health Shreveport EP fellowship program is the only training program in EP in the northern part of the state of Louisiana. Due partly to its location, the LSUHS EP section caters to a wide variety of patients referred from a 150-mile radius in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma. The patients we serve from the Mississippi delta region have a disproportionately high incidence of cardiovascular disease in the United States and present with a widespread spectrum of cardiac electrophysiological conditions conducive for a thorough and rewarding learning experience. Our two-year, fully ACGME accredited EP fellowship program comprises of five adult and pediatric electrophysiology faculty that serve as local, regional and national leaders in electrophysiology. They serve in the editorial boards of leading EP journals, AHA committees, heart rhythm society and grant sections.
We provide comprehensive training and clinical services in cardiac electrophysiology consultation, implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (including conduction system pacing, devices for treatment of central sleep apnea, subcutaneous and leadless devices) and devices for heart failure management), lead management, diagnostic electrophysiology study and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias including supraventricular tachycardias, typical and atypical atrial flutters, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. We also perform complex structural electrophysiology procedures like left atrial appendage closure and thrombectomy of large lead related vegetations. The fellows and faculty of our program perform more than 850 procedures a year. In addition, our faculty are involved in translational and clinical research in cardiac arrhythmias, focused on molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation, cancer and cancer therapy related arrhythmias and outcomes of atrial fibrillation ablation.
We work closely with our cardiothoracic surgery colleagues on convergent atrial fibrillation ablation and lead management procedures. In addition, we collaborate with our vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, imaging cardiology and interventional radiology teams at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center on various clinical services and research projects. Particularly, our EP fellows scrub in with our pediatric EP faculty on pediatric and adult congenital EP cases. Our fellows are supported by a growing team of advanced practice providers, who assist with the finest medical care provided in the outpatient and in-patient services. Our fellows and faculty work in a collegial and collaborative manner that emphasizes the fellows education and well-being. The faculty, in addition to providing hands on EP procedural experience to the fellows, actively participate in the weekly didactic activities which includes intra-cardiac EGM conference, didactic lecture series and case conference. In addition, we interact with each other and the regional EP attending physicians and lab staff in a monthly EP journal club.
We sincerely hope that you take the time to explore our website and learn more about our training program. We are optimistic that you will consider our Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program and will give us an opportunity to meet you and hopefully work with you in the future.
The clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship program mission is to teach, heal and discover in order to advance the well-being of adults with cardiovascular diseases in the region and beyond. We intend to guide and educate trainees to facilitate the promotion of their skills and expertise to perform independently after completing their fellowship training, so they can provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients with dangerous heart rhythm problems. The goal of the fellowship program in clinical cardiac electrophysiology is the training of postcardiology fellowship fellows in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias including all appropriate invasive and noninvasive methods for evaluation and drug, device and ablative forms of therapy. Also, we support trainees who choose to pursue an academic career in basic science, clinical and translational research in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Advancing the Well-being of Adults with Cardiovascular Diseases in the Region and Beyond.
- To educate and train leading clinical cardiac electrophysiologists through high quality and comprehensive clinical care, didactic and self-directed education, and diverse research opportunities.
- To graduate clinical cardiac electrophysiologists skilled in all clinical, procedural, and technical aspects of heart rhythm management.
- To develop the necessary foundations of cardiac physiology, evidence-based medicine, clinical skills, and technical knowledge that graduates will utilize for lifelong safe and cutting-edge cardiac electrophysiology practice.
- To provide all cardiac electrophysiology fellows with the necessary academic tools and resources to successfully pursue scholarly opportunities
- To offer comprehensive, high-quality and cutting-edge heart rhythm services of renown to the people of Louisiana, and the nation.
- Providing sufficient supervision and mentorship to develop skills for acquiring advanced knowledge concerning practice-based learning, evidence-based practice, literature review, communication skills, team-leadership qualities, and professionalism.
- Equip the fellow with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the requirements for certification in clinical cardiac electrophysiology as determined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP
All applications are made through ERAS at https://www.aamc.org/services/eras-for-institutions. Please contact us with any questions.