Electrophysiology Senior Fellowship

An electrophysiology (EP) senior fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital is a 12- to 18-month program of intense exposure to arrhythmia management. The fellowship aims to train the leaders of the next generation of pediatric and congenital electrophysiologists.

Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) range from fetuses to adults. More than 60 electrophysiologists have been trained at Boston Children’s since the Division of Electrophysiology was established in the early 1980s.

The primary role of an EP fellow is twofold:

  • Learn the management of acute and chronic arrhythmias in emergent, postoperative, and inpatient settings by managing the inpatient electrophysiology service
  • Become a procedural electrophysiologist skilled in both catheter ablation and CIED implantation
  • Gain experience in outpatient EP and inherited cardiac arrhythmia management

Additional focuses of education may be considered on an individual fellow basis, with the agreement of the chief of EP and staff, and might include additional dedicated time in outpatient electrophysiology, exercise physiology and testing, adult congenital cardiology, inherited arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies, intraoperative surgical electrophysiology, or complex lead management that includes lead stewardship, extractions, and CRT innovation and management.

Trainees will be involved in all aspects of invasive EP, including catheter ablation, CIED implantation, and surgical EP management. There is an expectation that fellows will also participate in clinical research with a first-author paper at completion of their training. The program satisfies all requirements of PACES/HRS guidelines for training in pediatric electrophysiology.

Funding is available to support one trainee per year, although we often can accommodate two or more fellows per year if we can secure salary support from grants or other sources. We participate in the PACES-Training Program Directors timeline of interviewing and matching EP fellows and the Common Offer Notification date agreement for external candidates.

Interested prospective fellows must be eligible for a Massachusetts license and should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and two letters of reference.  Applications must be received by June 1 of the year prior to anticipated start date and should be sent to: