INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Fayaz Shawl, MD, Director

Please direct all inquiries to CGarey@ahm.com

 

Description Of The Program
Program Director
Techniques Practiced During The Course Of The Year
Training
Daily Contact With Patients And Fellow Physicians
Scientific Research And Publications Program
Additional Duties
Documents Required Of The Fellow


 

  1. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM

    The Interventional Fellowship program at the Washington Adventist Hospital is a one-year training Fellowship developed and supervised by Fayaz Shawl, MD, FACC, Director of Interventional Cardiology. The course is designed for cardiologists who have a special interest in advanced interventional cardiovascular medicine and who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of patient care issues, complex (high-risk) PTCA, peripheral interventions and investigational, as well as non-investigational procedures. Participation in ongoing Institutional Review and Research (IRRC)-approved research protocols involving patient contact, data collection and formal publication of these data is a core aspect of the Fellowship.
     


  2. PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Dr. Shawl performs an average of 1,000 procedures per year, practices at one of the area's larger hospitals and sees patients from all over the world. Dr. Shawl attends national and international symposia & scientific sessions annually including several worldwide teaching courses. In addition, Dr. Shawl has combined a fully accredited Interventional Fellowship Program with George Washington University.
     


  3. TECHNIQUES PRACTICED DURING THE COURSE OF THE YEAR

    The Fellows is exposed to routine catheterization and angioplasties; will gain extensive experience reading and interpreting cineangiograms on a range of patients presenting simple, complex, and high-risk states of heart disease. Exposure to the latest techniques including:


    A. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA incorporating Minimally Traumatic Angioplasty techniques in single and multivessel disease)
    B. Atherectomy (rotational, directional and TEC)
    C. Coronary stenting
    D. Percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass support during high-risk angioplasty, cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest.
    E. Peripheral vascular interventions, including Carotid Stenting
    F. AAA stent grafts
    G. PFO/ASD closures
     


  4. TRAINING

    The Fellow receives hands-on experience in the scientific aspects of heart disease as well as clinical experience in interventional, diagnostic and laboratory techniques.
     


  5. DAILY CONTACT WITH PATIENTS AND FELLOW PHYSICIANS

    The Fellow joins the Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Shawl in making daily rounds on all patients. Patient contact is considered a key element in the program since the aim of the course is to train the cardiologist in effective case management as well as interventions. A "whole patient" perspective is maintained and follow-up care is integral to the training.
     


  6. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS PROGRAM

    Through Dr. Shawl's efforts, the office of Interventional Cardiology maintains active correspondence with leading cardiologists worldwide and engages in groundbreaking research aimed at constantly improving service provided to the patient. The Interventional Cardiology subsection of Cardiology conducts a dynamic research program, which includes production and submission of institutional results on techniques, procedures and other research interests to all the major scientific sessions in the United States, Europe, Pakistan and India. Dr. Shawl has written a book on supported complex and high-risk coronary angioplasty, chapters on percutaneous cardiopulmonary support in high-risk angioplasty, current technique and future directions of percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass support as well as numerous articles on coronary interventions in a variety of patients. Since Dr. Shawl serves on the review board for several journals, he is constantly submitting his own manuscripts for review by the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Circulation and others.

    Click here to view ongoing research interests.
     


  7. ADDITIONAL DUTIES

    In addition to the foregoing, the Fellow is expected to:


    A. Establish and maintain good working relations with Cath Lab staff and fellow physicians
    B. Make rounds on all patients in house with the Nurse Practitioner
    C. Take call three evenings per week and three weekends a month
    D. Respond to emergencies with physician on call
    E. Participate in future and ongoing research projects as instructed by the Director and initiate discussion of future research possibilities
    F. Work with research assistants in producing abstracts and manuscripts for ongoing research projects
     

  8. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED OF THE FELLOW

    A. Licensure to practice medicine in the State of Maryland
    B. Current visa (if applicable) and documented visa extension for the time period (usually July 1-June 30)
    C. Letters of recommendation and certification from current institution of completion in good standing of previous work and any relevant test scores
    D. Eligible for cardiology boards
     
     

 

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