Letter From Dr. Roger Freedman, Program Director
Dear CCEP Fellowship Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Cardiology Electrophysiology Fellowship at the University of Utah.
The arrhythmia service of the Cardiovascular Medicine Division is composed of seven faculty members, Drs. Roger Freedman, Nassir Marrouche, Kimberly Selzman, Scott Wall, Mihail Chelu, Ravi Ranjan, and Frederick Han. We are actively engaged in clinical work and investigation at the University of Utah Hospital and the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. In the past year we have performed over 1,000 invasive procedures, including ablations, ICD implantations/revisions, CRT devices, and pacemaker implants/revisions at the University of Utah Hospital. A similar number of procedures has been performed at the VA Medical Center. We are currently performing a large number of ablations for atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. We are active in the management of challenging problems in device patients, including lead extractions. We have busy clinics at the University Hospital and the Salt Lake VA Medical Center, as well as several outreach sites. A large range of research opportunities is available, including studies in cellular electrophysiology, whole animal physiology, and clinical projects pertaining to chronic resynchronization therapy, atrial fibrillation, and investigational antiarrhythmic drugs and devices. Several nurses are employed by the division to assist in clinical follow-up and protocols.
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) Fellowship at the University of Utah is accredited by the ACGME. The ACGME stipulates that CCEP programs consist of one year of clinical and research training. Our CCEP training consists of two years, each structured with 11 clinical months and one research month. In addition, we offer and encourage the option of a third year of research training, prior to the two years of clinical training and will be prepared to offer funding to qualified and interested applicants. Fellows who desire CCEP board eligibility should have completed three years of general cardiology fellowship before starting our CCEP program as required by the ACGME.
Currently we are approved by the ACGME to recruit two dedicated clinical CCEP fellows per year. We welcome applications from non-US citizens as well as US citizens. Non-US citizens must have a J-1 visa or be a permanent resident of the US. Please include a copy of your green card or visa (J-1) when you return the requested application materials listed below.
For more information about the cardiovascular medicine division at the University of Utah, please review our website. Do not hesitate to contact me or our program coordinator, Missy Grow, for more information about the program.
I look forward to your application.
Roger Freedman, MD
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship