Minnesota – USA

Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA


Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D. Cardiology, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program Director
Tammy Markham, Education Program Coordinator Cardiovascular Diseases


If you are interested in advanced training in electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic offers the option to spend one or two years focusing on clinical practice and research in that subspecialty. You can participate in this training in one of two ways:

1. You may spend one or two years in electrophysiology as an elective to finish Mayo’s Cardiovascular Diseases Subspecialty Fellowship Program.
2. You may take the one-year Electrophysiology Subspecialty Fellowship as an independent program after you complete at least three years of accredited cardiovascular diseases training at another institution.

In either case, you will conduct research and gain specific experience in intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and patient management. For example, you will work with Mayo Clinic physician consultants to:

  • Diagnose and treat patients with radio frequency ablation for supraventricular arrhythmias (e.g., AV node re-entry, WPW, atrial flutter) and ventricular tachycardia
  • Implant and follow up on investigational implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Learn the operative management of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and accessory pathways
  • When you complete this training, you will be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in cardiac electrophysiology.

Four positions are available annually on a competitive basis.

To apply, you need to use the third-party application service, Apply Yourself.

The academic year begins in July. Applications for the Electrophysiology Subspecialty Fellowship are due no later than September 1, approximately 22 months before the start of the academic year to which you are applying.

If you are considered for an appointment, you will be asked to visit Mayo Clinic for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between January and April.