University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship


Welcome to the UW CCEP 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

Miguel Leal, MD, FACC, FHRS
Program Director

Zachary Goldberger, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS
Associate Program Director

Theresa Teske
Program Coordinator

Jacki Johnson
Assistant Program Coordinator

Mission Statement

The UW CCEP Fellowship Program aims are:

  • Train fellows towards mastery of the requisite skills and attitudes to evolve into competent, compassionate, and cost-effective specialists
  • Provide a robust, comprehensive didactic and clinical experience to develop a fellow’s clinical, cognitive, and technical skills
  • Maintain a collegial, team-oriented learning environment
  • Provide fellows the opportunity to find meaning and purpose, develop professional attitudes, empathy and emotional intelligence, and to find professional and personal satisfaction, and to mold their own educational experience
  • Continually enhance the learning experience by actively seeking and responding to fellow feedback

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our programs are unable to accept or confirm outside visitors for rotation/shadowing/observership at this time.

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) is a comprehensive CCEP program offering state-of-the-art training in the management and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

The CCEP Fellowship program is a fully funded, two-year training program for candidates who have completed an accredited fellowship in cardiovascular disease. Our training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The CCEP Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is a full-service EP program offering training in the full suite of EP procedures, as well as the development of expertise in consultative care. We have nine full-time clinical faculty members in addition to a large basic science program in ion channel and translational research in inherited arrhythmias. Our current Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Mohamed Hamdan, is board-certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, and our current Program Director, Dr. Miguel Leal, is a past graduate!

The CCEP Fellowship Program is fully accredited for two EP fellows and, in addition to fundamental EP training, we offer advanced EP subspecialty research and clinical training focused on advanced ablation. Our fellows rotate through the UW Hospital and Clinics, as well as the attached William S. Middleton Memorial VAH and community-based Meriter Hospital.

Program Showcase

  • Comprehensive, learner-centered education
  • Program support to attend local and national conferences
  • Dedicated quarterly fellows meeting with program leadership
  • Weekly and monthly educational conferences
  • Support for fellows and faculty in addressing wellness and achieving life-balance
  • High exposure to complete portfolio of EP procedures
  • High volume of procedures



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

Trainees with a strong research interest may also inquire about the possibility of further advancing their research interests and experience through the addition of a dedicated year of post-grad training on our T32 Research Grant.

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

Program History

Our Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program has maintained continuous accreditation since initial accreditation by the ACGME on July 1, 2006. We have had 13 trainees successfully complete our program who have established careers in both Academic and Private practice settings.

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