Boston Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension Senior Fellowship Program

The advanced senior fellowship program in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and pulmonary hypertension is a two-year, multi-institutional program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The program accepts two fellows each year. The program places candidates on a career pathway that gives them a solid foundation and accomplishment for program building and leadership in the field of ACHD. The ACGME-approved fellowship is designed as a two-year curriculum and meets the requirements set forth by the ABIM and ABMS to allow fellows to be board-eligible for ACHD specialty certification. The goal of the fellowship is to train leaders in the field of adult congenital heart disease, with an emphasis on clinical excellence, innovative research, and education. The clinical program includes training in outpatient and inpatient care with collaboration of multidisciplinary programs including pulmonary vascular disease, advanced heart failure, aortic conditions and connective tissue disorders, electrophysiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, quality initiatives, and pregnancy and cardiovascular disease. Fellows actively participate in dedicated conferences to discuss management issues in ACHD patients. All fellowship application materials must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) website.


  1. Deadline for completed application: Oct. 1 (for fellowships beginning July 1 of the following year)
  2. Interviews: October
  3. Final selection: December


Melissa Gayle
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
75 Francis St.
Boston, MA 02120
Tel: 617-732-7144; Fax: 617-732-7134

Michelle Gurvitz, MD MS
ACHD Senior Fellowship Director
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Cardiology 
300 Longwood Ave., Bader 202
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-355-6508; Fax: 617-730-7540

Chris Learn, MD
Local Director, ACHD Senior Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-643-7024; Fax: 617-643-3963

Fernando Baraona Reyes, MD
Local Director, ACHD Senior Fellowship
Boston Children’s Hospital 
Tel: 617-355-6508; Fax: 617-730-7540