The fellows and faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Cardiology Fellowship welcome you to our homepage.
The Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (KP-LAMC) is a comprehensive fellowship program designed to train the future leaders in clinical cardiology. The fellowship program provides fellows with broad exposure to all aspects of clinical cardiology, with the goal of developing well-rounded clinicians who practice evidence-based medicine. Our fellowship program was established in 1978 and is accredited by the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The training program is of three years duration. We accept three fellows every year.
Clinical training occurs at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles medical center (KP-LAMC), which is one of the largest cardiac care centers in the Western United States. As the tertiary referral center for over 4 million Kaiser Permanente members throughout Southern California, KP-LAMC has the highest volume cardiac catheterization laboratory in California, performing more than 8000 procedures annually. The 32-bed Coronary Care Unit (CCU) is the largest dedicated CCU in the city. The Electrophysiology (EP) service performs more than 1000 procedures annually, and the cardiac surgery service performs more than 2000 surgeries annually. Fellows benefit from excellent procedural volumes and exposures to a wide variety of pathology. There are over 30 faculty members with a strong commitment to fellowship education. Fellows complete three years of clinical training dedicated to the acquisition of the medical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, interpersonal skills, and competence required to practice cardiovascular medicine.
All mandatory, non-elective rotations take place at KP-LAMC except for:
(1) A 4-week block of Cardiac Computerized Tomography (CCT) training. This rotation takes place at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA Biomed) at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center under the tutelage of Dr. Matthew Budoff.
(2) A 4-week block of Advanced HF and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) training during the third year. This rotation takes place at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under the Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant group led by Dr. Jon Kobashigawa.