Emergent Cardiac Care

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers a post-residency Emergent Cardiac Care Fellowship in conjunction with VCU’s Division of Cardiology.

This innovative fellowship affords the successful candidate an opportunity to train and conduct research as part of VCU’s top-notch translational model of acute coronary syndrome. The first year of fellowship will involve research, didactic and clinical training opportunities in advanced electrocardiography, research methodology, emergency medical services, echocardiography, nuclear imaging techniques, advanced imaging (CTA/MR), and clinical decision unit administration.

During the second year, the fellow is given the academic freedom to pursue an advanced degree (M.H.A., M.P.H., M.B.A. or M.S.) from one of the highly competitive schools within VCU and to conduct clinical research under the close guidance of the director and adjunct fellowship faculty.

The fellow also will receive a faculty appointment as a clinical instructor in emergency medicine and perform clinical shifts as an attending physician at the VCU Medical Center, a busy Level 1 trauma center. Salary and benefits will be highly competitive with similar fellowship programs. Additional funds will be available for national conference attendance, research supplies and other support.

For further information, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae via email to:

Joseph P. Ornato, M.D
Director, Emergent Cardiac Care Fellowship
jpornato@vcu.edu