Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Message from the Program Director

Mark Kozak, MD

Mark Kozak, MD

The Interventional Cardiology Training Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is a well-established advanced fellowship program, providing fellows with state of the art training. The program is approved by the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a one-year program. To be a candidate for this ACGME-approved training position, the qualified candidate will be completing (or already has completed) a three- year ACGME accredited Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, as well as a three- year ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency. It is expected that the candidate be board certified in Internal Medicine and be board-eligible for Cardiovascular Disease Medicine by the start of the training program. The program is designed to meet all of the requirements for board eligibility in Interventional Cardiology and provides level 3 COCATS training. The Interventional Cardiology fellow will be provided with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the indications, contraindications, risks, limitations and complications associated with catheter-based interventions, and will perform a minimum of 250 coronary interventions during 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 ongoing clinical trials studying the effects of pharmacological therapies and new interventional devices.

Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute has five attending interventionalists, including Drs. Charles Chambers, Steven Ettinger, Ian Gilchrist, Mark Kozak, and Ravilla Mahidhar. The fellow will work in tandem with an attending Interventionalist in the cath lab and clinic.

Applications for our 2017-2018 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship are being accepted through January 31, 2016. 

All applications must be submitted via email to the Program Coordinator, Mandi Smith, with a subject line of "Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Application".

Qualified applicants will be a US citizen, permanent resident, or hold a J1 visa (no other visa types sponsored).

A single PDF file should be submitted with documents in this order - please do not send any additional documents (i.e. medical school transcript, etc.) other than those listed:

  1. Penn State Hershey Cardiology Fellowships Standard Application, completed in its entirety, inclusive of photograph.
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  5. Copy of current medical license
  6. Copy of ABIM Certification
  7. Proof of Internal Medicine Residency Completion
  8. Copy of ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

Three letters of recommendation (including one from Department Chair or Residency Director) should be addressed to the Program Director and sent as PDF documents directly from the referent to the Program Coordinator, Mandi Smith.

Mark Kozak, MD
Program Director

Mandi Smith
Program Coordinator

Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
500 University Drive
PO Box 850, MC H047
Hershey, PA 17033
717-531-6746