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Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program description

The three-year Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is designed to prepare you for a full-time academic career in pediatric cardiology. Graduates of this program can function independently as program directors, support staff or laboratory investigators in university medical schools or medical centers.


The training program fulfills the requirements (three years) for training as stated by the Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology of the American Board of Pediatrics and is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education. Prerequisites for admission include successful completion of training in a fully accredited residency program in general pediatrics in the United States.


The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship fulfills the requirements for subspecialty training in pediatric cardiology prescribed by the American Board of Pediatrics. Graduates are qualified to sit for the Pediatric Cardiology Sub-board Examinations.

Program history

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology was established in 1969 by James DuShane, M.D., also one of the founders of the Pediatric Cardiology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Cardiology Sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics.

The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program began in 1960, and, since that time, more than 70 physicians have completed pediatric cardiology training at the Mayo Clinic. Many of these graduates now act as divisional chairpersons in academic institutions or remain on the staff of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo Clinic.

In addition to these physicians, many others now active internationally in the field of pediatric cardiology received part of their training at Mayo Clinic. Going forward, it is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in this program annually.

  • May 16, 2014
  • ART640861