Pediatric Cardiology Education

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program combines 19 months of clinical experience with a wide variety of educational programs, including weekly conferences and lecture series, to enhance the learning experience for fellows with varying areas of interests.


The clinical portion of fellowship consists of 19 months of experience including clinical service (7 months), catheterization (6 months) and echocardiography (6 months). Preparation of a research topic commences during the first year of fellowship. Three months during each of the first two years of training and 11 months during the third fellowship year are reserved for completion of a research project and paper. The call schedule is 1:4 during years 1 and 2 and 1:5 during the 3rd year. Two of the 7 clinical service months occur in the ICU. These two months will include in-house call every 4th night. All other call is from home.

Ongoing educational programs for the fellows include the weekly Cardiology-Cardiovascular Surgery Conference, the weekly Fellow's Conference including our Cardiology Core Lecture series, Non-Invasive Imaging Conference, and Catheterization Conference. The University of Minnesota GME office provides an annual Core Curriculum for graduate Medical Education, a lecture series covering topics pertinent to all graduate-level Fellows. Other conferences and lecture series are also available to the Fellows specific to their individual areas of interest, such as the Developmental Biology center bi-monthly seminar series. Each hospital site has Pediatric Grand Rounds available to the Pediatric Cardiology Fellow. Participation in Pediatric Cardiology outpatient clinic is required during all three years of the fellowship.


The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota participates in the National Resident Match Program and receives applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

We only accept applicants who are US citizens, Green Card holders, or those who have a J-1 visa.

3 letters of recommendation are required and must be submitted with the application via ERAS. 

Application Deadline: January 1st 

Questions? Please contact the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Coordinator:

Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Shanthi Sivanandam

Shanti Narasimhan, MD, FASE
Associate Professor
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