Cardiology In The Department of Pediatrics


ACGME Application Procedures (Accredited 3-year program)

Prerequisites for Accredited Fellowship:
To be considered, applicants should have completed (or be scheduled to complete) an ACGME accredited three-year pediatric residency and must be board certified (or board eligible) in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics by July 2013.

Foreign Trained Applicants:
Foreign trained applicants must either hold or being willing to convert to a J1 Visa. No exceptions will be made as this is a Stanford (i.e. not pediatric cardiology) policy. 

Application Requirements Checklist:
Applications and supporting documents are to be submitted through ERAS. Applications must be complete by January 4, 2013. We will be accepting 4 fellows to begin their training in 2014.

Application Components:

  • Personal Statement
  • This is your opportunity to let us get to know you and take your application out of the very large stack of competing applications. What makes you special? Why are you a particularly good candidate for us? Why is Stanford a good fit for you? What in your background has prepared you to excel in fellowship? Our screening process puts a great deal of weight on the personal statement so make sure yours gets noticed. 

  • Letters of Recommendation (no more than four letters). 
  • While there are no specific criteria for who should submit letters on your behalf, when possible, letters from Division/Department/Residency leaders, members of your institution’s division of cardiology, and research mentors are preferred. Most importantly, however, letters should come from individuals who know you, your qualities, and your potential the best. In addition, please have each of your referees complete the standardized evaluation form (click here to retrieve form, or available through ERAS). 

  • Dean's letter and evaluation
  • Medical school transcript 
  • Copies of USMLE scores or COMLEX scores  
  • Immigration visa copy (if applicable)  
  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)

Application Timeline and Selection Procedure:

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of first-year fellows. Applicants apply directly to the department and register with the NRMP. Our program code is: 1820325F0  

    November 15, 2013
    MyERAS opens to applicants
    December 1, 2013
    Program begins to download applications
    January 4, 2014
    Deadline for application completion. Incomplete applications after this date will not be considered.
    Mid-Late January
    Invitations to interview sent out. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to interview all who apply.
    February through April
    Interviews are held on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Only two applicants will be scheduled for a given day.  A typical interview day is shown below (see Interview Procedures)
    Applicant review, rank list finalization, and submission. Applicants will be considered based on the strength of their application, impression of the faculty and fellows from the interview day, letters of reference, and potential to contribute effectively to the program and the field of pediatric cardiology.
    NRMP Match


Women and Minority Candidates:

Please note that Stanford University Medical Center is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups in its residency and fellowship training programs and particularly encourages applications from such individuals. The Department of Pediatrics fully supports this policy.

Interview Process:

All applications will be read by the fellowship program director. We will offer interviews in Palo Alto to selected candidates and these will be scheduled for February through April. Once invited for an interview, candidates may request to meet with specific faculty members and will be accommodated as possible (this is not always possible given the faculty members clinical and/or travel schedules). A typical interview visit is shown below:

7:30 – 8:30      Morning conference (Note: 6:30 – 8:30 on Wed.)
8:45 – 9:15      Welcome from program director
9:30 – 10:15    CVICU Rounds
10:15 – 12:15  Meetings with 2-3 faculty members
12:30 – 2:00    Lunch and Hospital Tour with the Fellows
2:15 – 3:15      Meetings with 1-2 faculty members
3:15 – 4:00      Fellowship Director Meeting

Military Candidates:

We are aware that military candidates are not always notified of their selection by the GME selection board (GMESB) in time to apply during the NRMP match. We welcome applications by these residents outside of the match and will consider their application even in the setting of a full incoming class.

Contact information regarding pending applications and interviews:

Shu-Yi Zhou
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (650) 725-9906
Fax: (650) 724-4922

Program Director:

Jeffrey Feinstein, M.D., M.P.H., Director
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Stanford
750 Welch Road, Suite 305
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Advanced Fourth Year Fellowships Application Procedures

4th Year Senior Fellowship Application in Microsoft Word

Candidates should be graduates of, or senior fellows in, ACGME-accredited pediatric cardiology training programs in the US. Candidates from equivalent programs overseas will also be considered.

Our office will accept universal applications, from July 15 through October 31 for the planned start July 1. There is no match for 4th year positions, and positions are filled on a rolling basis. Candidates should forward a completed application, along with their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from their fellowship training program director and two additional letters to our address.

Interview Procedures:
All applications will be read initially by the fellowship program director as well as by the faculty members in the section applied to (e.g. electrophysiology, echocardiography interventional catheterization, etc.) We will offer interviews in Palo Alto to selected candidates.

Contact information regarding pending applications and interviews:

Lupe Romero-Villanueva
Advanced Fellowship Coordinator
750 Welch Road, Suite 305
Palo Alto, CA 94304-5731
Phone: (650) 721-6849
Fax: (650) 725-8343

Maria Tirador
Adult Congenital Fellowship Coordinator

Program Directors:

George Lui, M.D., FACC, ACHD Director
Adult Congenital Fellowship Program
900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor
Stanford, CA 94304

Jeffrey Feinstein, M.D., M.P.H., Director
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Stanford
750 Welch Road, Suite 305
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Subspecialty Faculty

Cardiac catheterization (Cath)
Dr. Stanton Perry, Dr. Jeffrey Feinstein, Dr. Lynn Peng

Echocardiography/CT/MRI (Echo)
Dr. Theresa Tacy, Dr. Norman Silverman, Dr. David Rosenthal, Dr. Daniel Murphy, Dr. Inger Olson, Dr. Rajesh Punn, Dr. Seda Tierney, Dr. Alaina Kipps, Dr. Sowmya Balasubramanian, Dr. Frandics Chan, Dr. Beverly Newman, and Dr. Shreyas Vasanawala

Cardiac Transplantation/Heart Failure/Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Daniel Bernstein, Dr. David Rosenthal, Dr. Jeffrey Feinstein and Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch

Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU)
Dr. Steve Roth, Dr. Catherine Krawczesji, Dr. Gail Wright, Dr. Andrew Shin, Dr. Ritu Asija, Dr. Josh Cisco, Dr. Sushma Reddy, Dr. Justin Yeh, Dr. David Axelrod and Dr. Vamsi Yarlagadda

Electrophysiology (EP)
Dr. Anne Dubin, Dr. Kara Motonaga, Dr. Scott Ceresnak

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
Dr. George Lui, Dr. Anitra Romfh, Dr. Daniel Murphy, Dr. Stafford Grady, Dr. Joseph Wu, Dr. Ian Rogers, and Susan Fernandes

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