The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Fellowship is a one to two-year combined clinical and research fellowship designed to train physicians with a passion for clinical care, education, and research to become tomorrow's leaders in the field of pulmonary vascular disease through excellence in patient care, scholarship, innovation and leadership. The fellowship is open to board-eligible or board-certified pulmonary/critical care or cardiology physicians who desire additional training and expertise in the evaluation and management of pulmonary vascular disease.
The first year focuses on developing clinical expertise in pulmonary vascular disease medicine. The clinical year instills in the fellow the skills required for the diagnosis and management of the vast array of pulmonary vascular diseases that we see at the Cleveland Clinic. During this year, fellows also master skills specific to pulmonary hypertension including right heart catheterization, invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing and cardiac imaging. The second year focuses on research and continuing scholarship in the field of pulmonary vascular medicine. An individualized research curriculum is put in place to align with the fellow’s academic interest.
Clinical training in the PVD Fellowship includes the following:
- Rotations in outpatient PH Clinic, PH inpatient consult service, CTEPH inpatients (post PTE/BPA).
- Rotation in the cardiac catheterization/invasive CPET laboratory.
- Rotations in inpatient heart failure unit.
- Rotations with the lung transplant team.
- Training in cardiac MRI and echocardiography.
- Rotation with the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT).
- Rotations with interventional radiology to observe Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty.
- Specialty clinic rotations in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, congenital heart disease clinic, CTEPH clinic.
The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Fellowship also offers didactic training sessions including weekly meetings, clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction.
The Pulmonary Vascular Disease Fellowship is a non-accredited program.
How to Apply
For more information, contact our Pulmonary Vascular Disease Fellowship leadership:
Samar Farha, MD
Current & Previous Fellows
Class of 2023-2024
Tereza Izakovich, DO
Residency: New York Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, NY
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, NY
Current position: Pulmonary Vascular Disease Fellow