Acute Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Care Senior Fellowship Program

A senior clinical fellowship in acute pediatric congenital cardiac care at Boston Children’s Hospital is designed to prepare pediatric cardiologists for an academic and clinical career focused on inpatient cardiology. We aim to train motivated fellows to become leaders in the field of acute care cardiology. This 12-month training program will accept one fellow per year.

Our inpatient cardiac unit comprises a large and diverse patient population. There are currently 2,600 discharges per year. In 2022, we moved into the Benderson Family Heart Center in the hospital’s Hale Family Building, which includes 96 acute and intensive cardiac beds. This environment provides abundant opportunity for the evaluation and management of complex and high acuity patients.

The senior fellow will spend 24 weeks as the supervising physician for the inpatient medical care teams, with support from attending cardiology staff, managing acutely ill cardiac patients and leading a multidisciplinary team. The remaining six months will largely be tailored to the individual needs of the trainee and will include subspecialty inpatient electives (electrophysiologyadult congenital heart diseasepulmonary hypertension, palliative care) along with dedicated time with our Advanced Cardiac Therapies (ACT) and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) teams.

The senior fellow will have a critical role in clinical research, quality improvement, and the educational initiatives of the Division of Inpatient Cardiology. The senior fellow will actively participate in the didactic and clinical conferences offered throughout the Benderson Family Heart Center, and will lead the monthly inpatient M&M and journal club conferences. Development of an educational portfolio and participation in QI initiatives on the unit is expected. The senior fellow will take an active role in the teaching of pediatric residents, medical students, and categorical cardiology fellows through case-based learning and simulation. Support from attending cardiology staff will be provided for all research, QI, and education projects. Developing experience in hospital administration and leadership in an academic medical center are essential components of this training year.

To apply to the Acute Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Care Senior Fellowship Program, download the application here.

Timeline for application and selection

  • Deadline for completed application: Aug. 31 (for fellowships beginning on July 1 of the following year)
  • Interviews: Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, with a decision by Oct. 31
  • Final selection: Nov. 1

Contact information

Linna Jalinskas
Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

David Kane, MD
Senior Fellowship Director, Acute Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Care
Department of Cardiology