Key Characteristics

One-on-One Teaching: 
Fellows see a multitude of patients and are supervised closely by faculty. During each fellow’s assigned monthly rotation s/he will be guided by at least one attending faculty.

Research Experience:
All fellows are given a 3-month block of dedicated research rotation during which they work with an overseeing faculty member. 
 
Large, Diverse Patient Base with Wide Range of Pathology: 
Our sites draw on a large geographic area comprised by most of Louisiana and significant parts of Arkansas and Texas. By the end of training most fellows have seen the entire spectrum of cardiovascular disease. We handle a large volume of critically ill and complex patients.

Outstanding Practice in Non-Invasive & Invasive Cardiology: 
All fellows gain experience in cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and imaging as well as electrophysiology laboratories.

Environment for Learning and Comprehensive Patient Care:
LSU Health Shreveport is a full-fledged academic health center with a full complement of departments and centers– including Ochsner LSU Health hospital, adjacent Biomedical Research Foundation, the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, the Regional Transplant Center, and the PET Center with onsite cyclotron.

Proven Record of Quality Training: 
More than 90% of fellows who trained with us have achieved Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease.

How to Apply

We welcome all inquiries from qualified applicants.

The Cardiovascular Disease fellowship is an accredited three-year program with twelve positionsavailable to fulfill all requirements and policies of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the Cardiovascular Disease Subspecialty of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All fellows successfully completing the program will be eligible for board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Application to the program is via the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS).
Selection of fellows is through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

Application checklist:

We will only accept applications that are submitted through ERAS.

  • Universal Application
  • Curriculum Vitae including personal statement
  • Picture
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Four letters of recommendation; including one from the current Program Director
  • ECFMG certificate
  • USMLE scores (actual sheets) and a record of the number of times a step was taken
  • Copy of state license (if available)

CONTACT US

Program Director:
Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology - Kalgi Modi, MD
Email: cwillc@lsuhsc.edu
(318) 675-5941
 

Associate Program Director:
Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology - Pavan Katikaneni, MD FSCAI
Email: cwillc@lsuhsc.edu
(318) 675-5941

Program Coordinator:
Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology - Cristal Willcox
Email: cwillc@lsuhsc.edu
(318) 675-5943

Training Sites

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves as Northwest Louisiana’s academic medical center, providing state-of-the-art care to patients, as well as research opportunities. It is a major referral center for patients across north Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, providing cardiology trainees with a broad range of patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Hospital

Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Hospital photo

The VAMC 111 bed medical center serves over 37,000 veterans per year within its primary service area encompassing fifteen (15) Louisiana parishes, five (5) counties in Southern Arkansas and ten (10) counties in East Texas. It provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, and a broad spectrum of outpatient services.

Clinics

Ambulatory, Outpatient and Continuity Care Clinics
Ambulatory experience will be obtained through continuity and specialized clinics. The clinics include general cardiology, arrhythmia, cardiac device, heart failure, interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, pregnancy and heart disease clinics. Most of the clinics will be in the DCI building adjacent to the hospital.

General Cardiology Clinics at OLSU and VA
Under the supervision of all cardiology faculty. The goal is to get insights into ambulatory management of all types of basic and complex cardiovascular disease, and referral to specialty clinic when appropriate.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Under the supervision of Dr. Jones and Dr. Todman. The fellows get experience in the management of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease.  

Heart Failure Clinic
The goal is to provide experience in post-hospital management of HF patients, optimizing medical management per guidelines, patient education, minimizing hospital admissions, decisions on device therapies, hospice referral, and referral for heart transplant or LVAD as destination therapy as appropriate.

Interventional Cardiology Clinic
Under the supervision of Dr. Modi, Dr. Katikaneni, and Dr. Mina. The fellows will gain training in ambulatory management pre and post coronary interventions, with exposure to peripheral and structural procedures. In addition, the interventional cardiology fellow will obtain experience in the consultation from complex coronary artery disease referral from EA Conway hospital.

Arrhythmia Clinic
Under the supervision of Dr. Dominic and Dr. Duddyala. The goal is to get insights into ambulatory management of all types arrhythmias, understand indications for ablation, ablation options and their outcomes. The fellows will also get insights into complex management of Afib including ablation.

Device Clinic
Under the supervision of Dr. Dominic and Dr. Duddyala. The fellows get experience in the management of ICD, pace makers, and loop recorders.

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship