Department and Faculty
Fellowship Director Naser M. Ammash, M.D., discusses a patient case with fellow William R. Miranda, M.D.
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic is part of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, which is consistently ranked among the best hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic is staffed by six fully trained adult congenital cardiologists and three nurses. The faculty members in the clinic have a wealth of experience in the clinical care of patients with congenital heart disease, and many have been instrumental in national organizations and in the development of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines for the care of these patients.
As a fellow, you also work closely with pediatric cardiology, congenital cardiac surgery and congenital electrophysiology colleagues. There are 13 pediatric cardiologists and four surgeons with expertise in the treatment of congenital heart defects. We have five electrophysiologists with expertise in the management of patients with congenital heart disease.
These faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge, and they have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these faculty members and work one-on-one with them throughout your training in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a staff adviser to review progress and career goals. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the entire fellowship to ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser also serves as a contact point and introduces you to the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds and informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.
Visiting professors specific to congenital heart disease include the Carole A. Warnes Lectureship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and the David J. Driscoll Lectureship in Pediatric Cardiology. Many additional visiting professors in other areas of cardiology visit Mayo Clinic each year, and you are encouraged to attend those presentations.