Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

About The Program

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Georgia Heart Institute, formerly The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a three-year ACGME program with six positions offered per year for prospective fellows. All fellows participate in clinical activities for at least 24 months during the training period. The content and level of training achieved by each fellow is based on the American College of Cardiology Core Cardiology Training Statement (COCATS4). The total amount and specifics of clinical training will be individually determined to best meet the career goals of each fellow.

At the time of completing training, the fellow should be capable of culturally competent independent clinical practice utilizing current evidence-based prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions for patients with a variety of cardiovascular disorders, and be able to contribute to scholarship and education within the discipline.

To allow for appropriate development of each fellow, our faculty provide direct supervision during clinical rotations while allowing fellow autonomy based on the level of training and the clinical situation. Fellows will also have regular meetings with program leadership and many other faculty members throughout their training for career development and to assess each fellow’s progress.

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Welcome to the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Program Information

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Our dedicated team is passionate about developing the physicians of tomorrow.

Meet Our Faculty


Meet the NGMC Cardiovascular Disease fellows.

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Mission & Program Aims

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Learn the details of Cardiology rotations for each year of residency training.

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Living Here

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How to Apply

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Contact Information
Ugochukwu Egolum, MDCardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program Director Zaid Said, MDCardiovascular Disease Fellowship Associate Program Director Angela Lewis, MEd, MPH, C-TAGMESenior Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program Coordinator 770-219-0026 Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Main Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Email
Why Study Cardiology at NGMC?

The Georgia Heart Institute offers cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art facilities, creating the ideal setting for fellowship training. We utilize a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team approach that optimizes learning, while also providing an exceptional patient care experience. Among the many services available are:

  • Comprehensive cardiovascular testing, including advanced cardiac imaging
  • Advanced interventional cardiology and electrophysiology procedures performed in state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs
  • Innovative Structural Heart and Women’s Heart & Vascular Programs

Georgia Heart Institute is building on a rich history of cardiovascular excellence at NGHS, with a focused vision to improve heart health of patients for generations. With a highly-trained and experienced team, the complete spectrum of heart and vascular services, and a dedication to scientific research and innovation, Georgia Heart Institute is leading the way toward the future of heart care in Georgia and beyond.

Salary, Benefits and Insurance

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What to Expect

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program combines comprehensive clinical training with research opportunities, allowing fellows to develop the skills needed for success in clinical cardiology. The program is structured to allow each fellow to tailor their experiences to their interests by participating in the vast array of cardiology services offered at Georgia Heart Institute.

What Research Opportunities do I have?

Research is an important tool that helps physicians and surgeons improve the services and treatments we’re providing today. Our fellows work closely with the Georgia Heart Institute to continually study and evaluate current medications, procedures and technologies to identify the best and most effective methods to care for patients.

By participating in clinical trials and research, we have access to an international community of heart and vascular clinicians with whom we can collaborate to ensure that we’re using the latest techniques and most recent discoveries to improve patient care.

Visit the Georgia Heart Institute to learn more about our research.

Virtual Interviews

During COVID-19, the program matching process may look a bit different this year. Learn more about our virtual interview process.