More than 140 physicians make up Internal Medicine's Division of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Cardiologists provide the best possible care to patients with disorders of the heart, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels in a highly integrated and cooperative group practice. Members of the division care for approximately 59,000 patients annually, and the in-patient Heart Failure service cares for over 800 patients annually. Since inception, we have performed nearly 500 cardiac transplants, with an annual volume of 25 to 30 cases, and an annual left ventricular assist device volume of 60-80. Supported by many laboratories, sub-subspecialty clinics, preventive health programs, basic and clinical research programs and by continuing education programs, cardiologists offer patients the latest in diagnostic techniques, drug therapy and interventions.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the Cardiology faculty at Mayo Clinic in Rochester throughout your training.
The Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Program includes nineteen Cardiologists, four Cardiovascular Transplant Surgeons, six Midlevels, and is staffed by specialists in Adult and Pediatric Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Thoracic Diseases, Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pathology.
Advisors and Mentors
You will be assigned a faculty advisor who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your advisor also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.