Adult Cardiology Fellowship Program at The Christ Hospital

Exceptional Training and Experience at a Distinguished Heart Hospital

The Christ Hospital Adult Cardiology Fellowship offers comprehensive hands-on and didactic training in cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on helping fellows develop fundamental skills and the ability to serve patients with compassion and respect. We hope to produce cardiologists who have a lifelong passion for meeting the needs of the diverse communities they serve.  

Teaching is central to our mission. Our curriculum gives fellows broad clinical exposure to acute and chronic cardiovascular care, as well as extensive experience in non-invasive and invasive cardiac procedures. The program’s world-class faculty of 20+ cardiovascular specialists provides comprehensive training in all cardiovascular subspecialties, including cardiovascular imaging, cardiac catheterization, structural heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, critical care, women’s heart disease, preventative heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and advanced heart-failure (including LVAD and heart transplant). Clinical research opportunities are available for fellows starting in their first year.  Fellows will also have access to a simulation lab for Echo, TEE and Cardiac Catherterization. 

Our three-year, ACGME-accredited program fosters an environment rich in collegiality and support. Fellows will be paired with a mentor from our faculty, who provides guidance and support throughout the training experience. We provide supply trainees with the resources they need to maintain their physical and mental well-being, including a wellness program and on-site gym. Social events offer opportunities for faculty members and fellows to connect on a more personal level. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The fellowship welcomes interest from physicians who are committed to a career in cardiovascular medicine and prepared to immerse themselves in a dynamic, multifaceted training program. Additionally, the program requires the applicants to have the following:

  • MD or DO

  • Completion of a three-year ACGME-accredited residency program by time of entry into fellowship

Applications to the Program

Applications can be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The ERAS Common Application Form should include:

  • A complete CV

  • Personal statement

  • USMLE board score reports

  • Two letters of recommendation and one letter from a cardiology specialist the applicant has worked with

  • Recent color photograph 

Application deadline is August 16, 2021. Interviews will be held virtually and take place during the months of September and October, 2021. The first four fellows selected for the program will start in July 2022.  

*The Christ Hospital Health Network does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Inclusiveness to all races, genders, ideals and religions is in the fabric of who we are and has been since our humble beginnings. We tirelessly work to increase our cultural understanding to better serve our diverse patients and team members.  We achieve this through a variety of team member programs, corporate initiatives and training. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, patients and their families, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors. See more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in the workforce. 

About The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Center

The Christ Hospital has been providing exceptional, compassionate care to Greater Cincinnati for more than 130 years. It is consistently recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and has been named among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics for 11 years. 

Patients travel from throughout the region to seek care at The Christ Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center, located on the hospital’s main campus. From groundbreaking treatment options to the dozens of subspecialized programs, we’ve developed care for the complex conditions of the heart. Our program is unparalleled in the region. 

The Heart & Vascular Center offers cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art facilities, creating the ideal setting for fellowship training. Among the many services available at the Heart & Vascular Center are:

  • Comprehensive cardiovascular testing, including advanced cardiac imaging

  • State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs and electrophysiology labs

  • Technologically advanced operating rooms, where surgeons perform heart and vascular surgeries, using the most innovative and minimally invasive techniques possible

  • The Carl H. and Edyth Lindner Heart Failure Treatment Center, a 28-bed inpatient unit on the seventh floor of The Christ Hospital, offers medically complex care and support to help patients adapt to the challenges of living with heart failure.

In 2020, our high-volume center performed:

  • 449 adult cardiac surgeries

  • 186 transcatheter aortic valve replacements

  • 40 MitraClip surgeries

  • 36 left-ventricular assist device implants

  • 1665 TEE

  • 5367 Total heart catherizations (2897 diagnostic, 891 peripheral vascular, 1241 PCI, 368 structural heart)

An International Leader in Clinical Cardiovascular Research 

Fellows who are interested in pursuing their research interests will find extensive opportunities to do so through our affiliation with the Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education. The center, part of The Christ Hospital Health Network, is an international leader in clinical cardiovascular research. The center offers more than 160 active clinical trials at any given time, produces more than 150 peer-reviewed publications a year and hosts educational forums for both physicians and consumers. The impact of our work transforms cardiovascular care and brings new treatments to patients in Greater Cincinnati, long before the treatments are available elsewhere in the country. 

See a list of our latest publications

See our monthly research newsletter.

We also host a cardiovascular clinical research summer internship for undergraduates or recent graduates of a four-year program. 

Learn more about our Cardiovascular Clinical Research Summer Internship.

Train in a Dynamic City 

The fellowship is based at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati’s Mt. Auburn neighborhood, just three miles from the heart of downtown. Cincinnati offers an extensive parks system, lively arts community, family-friendly attractions including the renowned Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, major league sports teams, trendy restaurants and microbreweries, and much more. With its strong economy, varied housing options and diverse population, Cincinnati is a great place to train, make friends and grow professionally.

Meet our Program Director and Coordinator

To learn more, please contact Lisa Ambach, Program Coordinator. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your interest in cardiology and our program

Santosh G. Menon, MDAdvanced Heart Failure / Transplant / Cardiovascular Disease

Lisa Ambach

Lisa Ambach, Program Coordinator

Contact Lisa
513-585-2268
Lisa.Ambach@TheChristHospital.com