Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Message from the Co-Director
Mark Kozak, MD

Mark Kozak, MD

The Interventional Cardiology Fellowship offered at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one year ACGME accredited program.  The fourth year cardiology fellow will be provided with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the indications, contraindications, risks, limitations and complications associated with catheter-based interventions.  The interventional fellow will perform a minimum of 250 coronary interventions during his/her training.  The program will provide instruction and opportunities to acquire knowledge in the use of IVUS, Excimer laser, cutting-balloon, PTCRA, intracoronary stents, distal protection devices, pressure and Doppler flow wires.  In addition, the fellow will participate in on-going clinical trials studying the effects of pharmacological therapies and new interventional devices.  The interventional fellow will work closely with five staff interventionalists which provides for an exceptional year of teaching.

Cardiology Fellowship
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
H047  Box 850
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA  17033
Voice:  717-531-6746
Fax:     717-531-0099

The interventional curriculum follows the guidelines established by the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Interventional Cardiology.  Weekly conferences are scheduled and provide an opportunity to enhance the physicians knowledge involving the clinical decision making process.  Topics include the role of randomized clinical trials, the importance of complete vs. incomplete revascularization, and advantages and limitations of percutaneous, surgical and medical therapies for a wide variety of clinical situations related to cardiovascular disease.  Following the completion of the one year interventional training program it is anticipated that the candidate will be adequately prepared to become Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology.

Candidates must have completed a three year fellowship training program in Cardiology.  Click here to download an application in PDF format.

January 31st is the last date that we will accept applications.

Applicants will be notified regarding application status by email as it relates to any outstanding supporting documentation.

The interventional fellow will participate in on-going clinical and basic research studies and collaborate with faculty members of the Section of Cardiology.  In addition, the interventional fellow will maintain follow-up of the research subjects to provide continuity of care.

Cardiology Fellowship
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
H047  Box 850
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA  17033
Voice:  717-531-6746
Fax:     717-531-0099

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