Program Description

The Mayo Clinic Interventional Cardiology Fellowship is a one-year accredited training program that provides a broad-based learning experience in all aspects of interventional cardiology. Trainees receive high-quality education in patient evaluation, technical performance of simple and complex interventional procedures and post-procedural management, as well as opportunities for clinical research.

Three to four applicants are selected for the program during each application cycle. During the fall of each year, interventional trainees also have the opportunity to apply for a second year of advanced clinical training in interventional cardiology.

The Mayo Clinic Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility with six rooms dedicated to interventional cardiology. The lab is staffed by 22 adult and pediatric cardiologists. Over 5,500 diagnostic procedures and 1,600 percutaneous coronary interventions are performed annually. Routine procedures include:

  • Intracoronary stenting
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Saphenous vein graft intervention
  • Primary and rescue PCI for acute myocardial infarction
  • Left ventricular assist device placement (TandemHeart, Impella, intra-aortic balloon pump)
  • Chronic total occlusion revascularization (CART, reverse CART)
  • Carotid stenting
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Fractional and coronary flow reserve
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Peripheral artery balloon angioplasty and stenting
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty
  • Transfemoral aortic valve implantation
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Pulmonary vein stenting
  • Septal alcohol ablation
  • Percutaneous repair of paraprosthetic regurgitation
  • Closure of patent foramen ovale
  • Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (Melody)
  • Atrial septostomy
  • Complex invasive hemodynamic studies (Millars, exercise)


This program fulfills the requirements for interventional cardiology training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.


When you complete this training, you will be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in Interventional Cardiology.

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