Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Research

One of the major strengths of the Cardiovascular Fellowship program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the opportunity for innovative basic, translational, and clinical research. Fellows initially identify a faculty mentor and explore clinical, translational and basic science laboratories during the first two clinical years; one to three additional years of dedicated and protected research time are available during the fellowship for mentored research projects. Throughout the clinical years of training, fellows are encouraged to initiate and develop plans for research years. This critically important component of fellowship training is strongly encouraged and emphasized in regular meetings with the Program Director and other key faculty members. Grant writing and submission is strongly encouraged for those seeking extended research training, and mentors assist targeting appropriate grants and agencies.

Research Opportunities for Fellows

Basic Translational Science:

  • Cardiac myocyte biology
  • Vascular biology
  • Gene regulation
  • Inflammation and immunity
  • Stem cell and regenerative medicine
  • Arrhythmias

Clinical Research:

  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Preventive cardiovascular medicine
  • Advanced heart failure and transplant
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional cardiovascular medicine
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Vascular medicine

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has also established outstanding collaborations with other divisions, departments, schools and centers in:

  • Infectious diseases and global health
  • Biomedical engineering and radiology
  • Hematology and oncology
  • Physiology and biophysics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Dermatology
  • Nursing
  • Pediatrics

Finally, the division boasts numerous funding opportunities and is constantly expanding its effors in securing more support. Currently divisional portfolio boasts:

  • 15 ROIs
  • Multiple institutional training grants: 1T32, 1 CTSC, 2 AHA SDG
  • 4 K-grants
  • $6.5 million in annual NIH funding