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Cardio-Oncology Fellowship

The UT Southwestern Cardio-Oncology Fellowship Program is designed to provide advanced training in Cardio-Oncology.

The program offers comprehensive clinical exposure to inpatient and outpatient Cardio-Oncology practice, and scholarly engagement. Fellows receive training in prevention, screening, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular complications of cancer therapy. Fellows are exposed to patients presenting with diverse conditions before high-risk therapies, during active cancer treatment, as well as long-term cancer survivors. A unique Cardio-Oncology Immersion complements this experience embedding the fellow in multidisciplinary cancer care settings for a comprehensive, patient-centered perspective. Specialized clinics include Lung, Breast, Multiple Myeloma, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Genitourinary disease-oriented teams, Oncology Pharmacy teams, Palliative Care, Benign Hematology, and Radiation Oncology.

Clinical experiences are based on encounters at the Cardio-Oncology Program clinic within the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center – the only NCI-designated cancer center in North Texas, the Parkland Health and Hospital System outpatient clinics – a nationally recognized urban safety-net health system, and the inpatient Cardio-Oncology consult service at Clements University Hospital – a tertiary care academic referral center. Fellows work closely with national leaders in Cardio-Oncology, cardiovascular and oncological specialties, providing exceptional care in a variety of clinical settings.

Fellows participate in a bi-weekly Cardio-Oncology conference series as a source of formal didactic education to supplement clinical learning. Fellows are also expected to participate in a Cardio-Oncology mentored quality improvement or research project as part of the fellowship year. Dedicated time is allocated for fellows to pursue complementary clinical interests such as advanced imaging (advanced echocardiography, CT, MRI) or medical education coursework. 

How to Apply

This position requires a Medical Doctorate degree (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) or foreign equivalent from an approval school of medicine. Candidates applying for the fellowship program must be board eligible/certified in general cardiology.

As part of the application process, you must submit the following in PDF format via

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and personal qualifications including one from your general cardiology program director

If you have further questions, please feel free to email us at any time.

Contact Us

Vlad G. Zaha, M.D., Ph.D.

Vlad G. Zaha, M.D., Ph.D.

Program Director
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Cardio-Oncology Program

Kathleen Zhang, M.D.

Kathleen Zhang, M.D.

Assistant Director, Cardio-Oncology Curriculum

Amy Jones, M.D.

Amy Jones, M.D.

Assistant Director, PHHS Site

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William Brown

GME Program Coordinator I