Program description

If you are interested in advanced training in electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic invites you to spend two years focusing on clinical practice and research in that subspecialty.

You can participate in this two-year accredited Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, as an independent program after you complete at least three years of accredited cardiovascular diseases training at another institution.

You conduct research and gain specific experience in intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and patient management.

During the fellowship, you:

  • Diagnose and treat patients with radiofrequency and cryoablation for supraventricular arrhythmias (for example, AV nodal reentry, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation) and ventricular tachycardia
  • Implant and follow up on all types of investigational implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and permanent pacemakers
  • Participate and learn the fundamentals of complex ablation in adults with congenital heart diseases
  • Learn to interpret noninvasive studies such as T wave alternans, signal-average ECG, head-up tilt table test, event monitors and Holter monitors
  • Are expected to participate in clinical or basic electrophysiology research

The program schedule includes 20 months of rotations in the electrophysiology laboratory and four months dedicated to research. One day a week throughout the year is dedicated to the outpatient clinic — a half day in the arrhythmia clinic and a half day in the cardiac rhythm management device clinic.


The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


When you complete the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, you will be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Program history

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship began in 2007. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in this program annually.

Nov. 28, 2016