Structural Heart Disease Fellowship - Overview

Structural heart disease is congenital or acquired pathologies outside of atherosclerosis. The growth of percutaneous therapies for the treatment of structural heart disease has led to the need to train high-quality physicians with expertise in these diseases and procedures. The Interventional Structural Heart Disease Fellowship at Brown is a 1 year, non-ACGME, program designed for fellows that desire further training in structural heart disease, non-coronary interventions, and high risk percutaneous coronary intervention. The experience includes clinical, diagnostic, and catheter-based therapy. To be eligible, fellows must complete an ACGME approved 1 year training program in Interventional Cardiology.

The program will provide multidisciplinary training in the evaluation and treatment of patients with:

  • Valvular Heart Disease including balloon valvuloplasty and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

  • Congenital heart disease including closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale

  • Complex coronary disease including treatment of left main disease and use of percutaneous left ventricular assist device

  • Transeptal catheterization and Left atrial appendage occlusion


Patient Services

Members of the Department of Medicine provide both Primary Care Clinical services and Subspecialty Clinical services. Locations include community-based private physician offices, Foundation-owned group practices and the hospitals listed below.

Rhode Island Hospital, a large academic medical center.

The Miriam Hospital, a community based teaching hospital.

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a community based teaching hospital.

Women & Infants Hospital of RI, the 10th largest OB/GYN hospital in the U.S.

Providence VA Medical Center, serving a unique patient population & spectrum of illness.