University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the UWCVD Fellowship Program website! Please take the time to explore our pages and learn about our program. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

Interested APPLICANTS are encouraged to contact program coordinators as primary contact.

Program Contact Information

Theresa Teske
Program Coordinator

Mission Statement

With a focus on education, research and scholarship, The University of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Disease fellowship will train the next generation of physicians to deliver the highest quality, patient-centered cardiovascular care to the people of Wisconsin and beyond.


The Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) is a comprehensive program offering state-of-the-art training. The CVD fellowship program is a fully funded, three-year training program for candidates who have completed an accredited medicine residency. Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We accept five new fellows into our program annually.

In our program, the trainees will find themselves at the center of the action. Our fellows are seen as junior colleagues from the beginning of their training and receive advanced education in all areas of Cardiovascular Medicine, including Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, and multi-modality imaging subspecialties such as Echocardiography, Nuclear, CT and MR imaging.

The program also encourages scholarly activity, as nearly one-quarter of the three years is devoted to a research rotation.

Trainees will rotate through the UW Hospital and Clinics, satellite clinics, as well as the attached William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Program Showcase

  • Comprehensive, learner-centered education
  • Education stipend to attend regional and national conferences
  • Dedicated monthly fellows meeting with program leadership
  • Weekly and monthly education conferences
  • Department of Medicine Global Health Pathway with opportunities to engage in global health didactics, research, and a clinical elective
  • Access to the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program to use the simulation tool, AngioMentor, for asynchronous simulation learning opportunities on specialty-specific case modules
  • Support for fellows and faculty in addressing wellness and achieving life-balance
  • On-site VAH hospital attached to main UW Hospital
  • Opportunity for COCATS Level II and III for Echocardiography and Nuclear, as well as EP and Multi-modality Imaging
  • 100% CVD board pass rate for the past 7 years!

research discussion


The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is proud to have a long-standing, well-funded, robust research enterprise encompassing all forms of research from bench and clinical research to translational. The major themes of CVM research topics include heart failure and ventricular function, electrophysiology and arrhythmias, and vascular biology, including prevention and imaging.

Select trainees may also have an opportunity to progress their research interests and experience by adding on a T32 post-grad research year to their fellowship when funding allows.

Please visit our CVM Division Research page and our Fellowship Research Opportunities page for more information.

Program History

Our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program has maintained continuous accreditation since we achieved initial accreditation by the ACGME on July 1, 1987. We have had over 110 trainees successfully complete our program, many of which have gone on to sub-subspecialty training, and have established careers in both academic and private practice settings.

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