The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine offers a one-year interventional cardiology fellowship, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The program trains one fellow per year at the six-floor Sanford Heart Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Fellows have access to all Food and Drug Administration-approved devices in our cath labs, many of which are bi-plane, and are expected to participate in and perform more than 1,000 procedures, including angioplasty and structural heart disease procedures, during the year of training.
Program faculty consists of high-volume operators with experience and motivation to teach, develop and publish interventional techniques. Our institution is the regional leader in innovation and education in the field of cardiovascular disease.
Our current fellow is Dr. Phil Carson, who began his training July 1, 2018.
In 2019, we welcome Dr. Chirag Desai who is a current fellow in our cardiovascular disease fellowship.
In 2020, we welcome Dr. Jeffrey Wilson who is a current fellow in our cardiovascular disease fellowship.