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.

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

A single PDF file should be submitted with documents in this order:

  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.

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.

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

Mark Kozak, MD
Program Director

Mandi Smith
Program Coordinator