Fellowship Director of Cardiovascular Disease at Lankenau Medical Center

Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Oct 16, 2019
Closes
Dec 15, 2019
Specialty
Cardiology

Seeking Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Director 

Lankenau Medical Center, a 370 bed community academic medical center in the Philadelphia suburbs is seeking a new fellowship Program Director in Cardiovascular Disease.  Our 43 year-old fellowship program has a rich history of creating outstanding clinical leaders in Cardiovascular Medicine and is seeking a new Program Director to continue our tradition of academic and clinical excellence while enhancing our trainees’ readiness for Cardiology practice.

Program and Hospital Details:

  • Lankenau is a part of the four-hospital Main Line Health System and is located in Wynnewood PA, 200 yards from the City of Philadelphia
  • 15-trainee fellowship program with 30 faculty members
  • Part of a thriving GME culture that includes seven ACGME-accredited residency programs and seven ACGME-accredited fellowships across two hospitals including Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, and an unaccredited Structural Fellowship
  • University affiliation with, and academic appointments through, the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • An extremely “healthy” fellowship program with current ACGME accreditation, no citations, and no AFIs
  • The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) is located on site and is a center for cutting-edge clinical and bench research in Cardiovascular disease
  • Exceptionally vigorous research programs both inside and outside of LIMR
    • >41 active clinical trials in various phases at LIMR
    • Main Line Health, via LIMR , is currently participating in 4 FDA Early Feasibility Studies (EFS), usually restricted to 3-5 centers worldwide.  We are the national Principle Investigator for 2 of those 4 studies
    • Site of the first patient in US percutaneous left atrial-to-coronary sinus shunt for end stage heart failure under compassionate-use protocol.  Now one of 4 US sites enrolling into the EFS Edwards Transcatheter Atrial Shunt System (Alt-FLOW study)
    • Lankenau physician collaboration with fellows to provide support for retrospective research projects leading to publication
    • Other active trials in Main Line Health include PARTNER 3, Portico CAP, ACURATE-IDE, CONFORMAL EFS, APOLLO, DISRUPT PAD III, TOBA II, ILLUMINATE BTK, IMPERIAL, Cardioband TRICUSPID EFS, Alt FLOW EFS, CREST 2, AMULET, and TANGO
  • A fascinating and diverse patient mix from both suburban and urban communities
  • Fellows routinely take nuclear and echo boards during fellowship
  • Extremely active ventricular assist program that resides in Cardiology with VV and VA ECMO (50-60 per year), left and right Impella, and Tandem Heart programs
  • Second in the region and in top 10% of TAVR programs nationwide
  • Lankenau is the most active robotic coronary bypass heart surgery program in the United States with a minimally-invasive approach used in 70% of all cardiac surgery procedures

Position Details:

  • The new Program Director would potentially have a July 1, 2020 start date
  • The Program Director will have 30% dedicated time for administrative, educational, and research efforts on behalf of the program with the remaining 70% expected to be devoted to maintaining a clinical practice at Lankenau Medical Center
  • Candidates must have at least five years of participation as an active faculty member in an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency or cardiovascular disease fellowship program and must be board certified in Cardiovascular Disease by the ABIM
  • Candidates should have outstanding teaching, clinical, administrative, research, and communication skills
  • Candidates should have recent scholarly activity with publication of original research or reviews in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks or respected online resource chapters, and participation in national meetings or societies 
  • Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Rose Caione, our Main Line Health recruiter at caioner@mlhs.org.

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