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Letter from Dr. John Ryan, Program Director


Dear colleagues,

Congratulations on choosing a career in cardiovascular medicine. This is an exciting, innovative time in medicine, and our program at the University of Utah will prepare you for an enormously successful career in whatever field of cardiology that you are interested in.

As you consider the next stage of your career, it is worth noting what makes Utah stand out. A large clinical program, with long-established collaborations in 9 states, University of Utah referrals come from ~27% the land mass of the continental United States. The faculty at University of Utah comprise of guideline authors and thought leaders in heart failure, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, among others. In addition, there is representation from the University of Utah Cardiovascular Medicine Division in several study sections within the NIH, reflective of the significant research and clinical experience on offer.

We welcome applicants of all backgrounds. For those who know the area in which they want to subspecialize, we can carve that path for you. For those who remain undifferentiated, together we can give you the research and clinical experience that you are looking for. Approximately 60% of cardiovascular disease fellowship graduates pursue sub-specialty training.  We have our own ACGME accredited programs in advanced heart failure/transplant electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and adult congenital heart disease.  Some fellows do an additional 1-2 years of research training as part of our T32 program. We are highly selective of who apply to the T32 program and because of this, 100% of fellows who have wanted this level of research experience have been accepted to our T32 program. 

We match 5-7 applicants per year and conduct our interviews in September and October of the application year. We welcome applications from US and non-US citizens. Non-US citizens must be a permanent resident of the US or have a J-1 visa.

Please do not hesitate to contact me ( or our program manager Missy Grow ( if you have any questions.

Thank you for your interest and best of luck with your search!


John Ryan, MD

John Ryan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
University of Utah