Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship (Minnesota)
This advanced one-year fellowship is offered through the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The fellowship develops proficiency in surgical implantation and medical management of mechanical circulatory devices and heart transplants.
In this fellowship, fellows are involved in the patient selection, preoperative optimization of patients, implantation of devices, heart transplantation, and postoperative care and management of patients. Additionally, fellows participate in the evaluation of donor hearts and travel for donor organ procurement.
Other educational and training programs for mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation are offered in the form of conferences, grand rounds and a journal club.
Applicants to this fellowship should have recently completed either the American Board of Thoracic Surgery requirements or an international equivalent.
The Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota was established in 1988. Its alumni include numerous surgeons currently practicing around the world.