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Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship

The UT Southwestern Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship is a unique opportunity to engage in complex, non-invasive imaging techniques at all three of our busy echocardiography labs (Parkland Memorial Hospital, Clements University Hospital, and the Dallas VA Medical Center). This clinical training year is designed for fellows to achieve level III certification as defined by COCATS, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are eligible to sit for the Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography.

This 12-month fellowship includes robust training in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography performance and interpretation, contrast echocardiography, 3D processing, mechanical support imaging, and speckle-tracking strain techniques. Structural interventional echocardiography is a prominent part of the clinical year: mitral edge-to-edge repair, transcatheter mitral valve replacement, paravalvular leak closure, patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD) closure, Watchman device placement and tricuspid valve interventions. Opportunities in adult congenital heart imaging also are offered.

Finally, ample time is reserved for fellows to pursue academic interests, including imaging-associated research and medical education. Many current research projects are ongoing for fellows to engage in. The advanced echocardiography fellows also champion our echocardiography simulation lab for our first-year fellows.They also organize and participate in our weekly non-invasive cardiac imaging conference, in close collaboration with the Department of Radiology.

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Dr. Anish Bhatt

Anish Bhatt, M.D.

Program Director
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

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William Brown

GME Program Coordinator I