Melbourne – Australia

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology – Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Overview

This excellent training program will equip four fellows in the art and science of interventional cardiology including:

  • percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • fractional flow reserve (FFR)
  • percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA)
  • shunt closures
  • balloon valvuloplasty
  • transcatherter aortic valve implantation

Our program is particularly geared to those looking towards an academic and research career in interventional cardiology as we have considerable involvement in interventional clinical trials. The MonashHeart interventional fellowship program has been structured to include the opportunity for MD/PhD degree over a four to five year program with alternate years undertaking research.

MonashHeart supports four interventional training fellowship positions. Generally one of these positions is dedicated to training of a self funded overseas candidate (one year position only).

The two MonashHeart interventional laboratories at Monash Medical Centre (MMC), Clayton, Victoria, perform over 1,190 PCIs and 3,170 coronary angiograms per year. The laboratories operate eight hours per day, five days per week, providing adult interventional services. Plans are currently in progress to commence a paediatric interventional service. There is high demand for our emergency primary/rescue PCI service, with over 390 emergency PCIs performed in 2009.

There is growing demand for more complex cardiac interventions such as atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closures, balloon mitral valvuloplasty and other vascular interventions. MonashHeart was the first centre in Australasia to be credentialed to independently undertake percutaneous aortic valve implantation with CoreValve.

CANDIDATE PREREQUISITES

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent medical degree registrable in Victoria
  • Completion of 200 primary diagnostic angiograms as the first operator (as per the FRACP Specialist Advisory Committee for Cardiology 2005 guidelines)
  • At least 2 years advanced training in cardiology at a recognized tertiary centre
  • MD or PhD, or a strong commitment to complete a MD or PhD (local candidates only)

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS TO:

Dr Yuvaraj Malaiapan, Head of Interventional Services
Phone: +61 3 9594 7855
Fax: +61 3 9594 6239
Mail: MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168

For further information please see Monash Medical Centre website