Smidt Heart Institute Physician Education

Smidt Heart Institute has established a reputation for excellent outcomes. To promote better outcomes in the medical community at large, the institute offers a variety of education programs for physicians, nurses, trainees and students.

Grand Rounds and Conferences

The following clinical teaching conferences for physicians are held regularly during the year:

  • Cardiology Grand Rounds: weekly, on Tuesdays; 9-10 a.m.
  • EKG/Electrophysiology Conference: weekly, on Tuesdays; 8-9 a.m.
  • Smidt Heart Institute Research Seminars: weekly, on Tuesdays; noon
  • Cardiac Catheterization Conference: weekly, on Wednesdays; 7:30 a.m.
  • Echo Conference: weekly, on Wednesdays; noon
  • Fellows' Imaging Case Conference; weekly, on Thursdays; 8:15 a.m.
  • Fellows' CPC: monthly, on the first, second, and fourth Thursdays; noon-1 p.m.
  • Fellows' CICU Case Conference: weekly, on Fridays; noon-1 p.m.

Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD , director of the Smidt Heart Institute, presents the 10-year progress report.

Cardiovascular Training Programs

The Division of Cardiology offers several clinical and research training programs, which include:

Cardiology Fellowship

The Cedars-Sinai Cardiology Fellowship Program is a three-year training program in cardiovascular disease approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The first two years are devoted to clinical training in general and critical care cardiology, heart failure and transplantation, mechanical circulatory devices, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, preventive cardiology, vascular medicine, congenital heart disease and noninvasive cardiac imaging, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, PET and MRI. The third year is devoted to clinical electives and investigative training in basic and translational cardiology research. A comprehensive core lecture series and daily conferences supplement the clinical training. The program conforms to the Core Cardiology Training Symposium guidelines of the American College of Cardiology. An optional fourth year is available for individuals who desire advanced research training.

For more information, visit our Cardiology Fellowship page or contact Dana Kramer, program coordinator, at 310-423-7642 or Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Davis Building, Room 1015, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Advanced Clinical Training Fellowships in Cardiology

Advanced clinical training, accredited by ACGME, is available in the following three areas:

Contact Xenia Lovrekovic-Delic, department academic coordinator of the Division of Cardiology, at 310-248-6719 or Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai, 127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A3100, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Other clinical training opportunities (non-ACGME) are available in:

Residency in Cardiology

Research Training in Cardiology