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Cardiology Fellowship Program

Under the direction of Sadia Malik, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.,and Melinda Cory, M.D.,  the Division of Pediatric Cardiology’s fellowship program provides fellows the training, tools, and philosophy necessary for advancing the field of pediatric cardiology within their areas of choice. Our fellows rotate through all subspecialty areas of cardiology. They also spend one year participating in prospective clinical, translational, or basic science research. 

We recruit two new fellows each year in our three-year Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program. Many fellows choose to complete a fourth year to pursue a specialized clinical interest. All pediatric cardiology faculty are actively involved in the fellows’ training.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is a multifaceted academic institution nationally recognized for its excellence in educating physicians, biomedical scientists, and other health care professionals. The Heart Center at Children’s Health, an affiliated nonprofit hospital, offers a comprehensive program of specialized care for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases.

In addition to the standard three-year Fellowship Program, we offer qualified fellows additional fourth-year training programs in cardiac critical care, interventional cardiology, advanced cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart transplantation, preventive cardiology, prospective clinical research, and basic research. The structure of these experiences depends on the interests and skills of the individual fellow.


To train future leaders in pediatric cardiology who will advance our field by developing competencies in clinical pediatric cardiology, teaching, research, healthcare systems, life-long learning and professionalism.


We strive to create a training environment that will foster not only quality clinical training, but also rigorous inquiry and mentoring that will lead to development of the next generation of leaders in pediatric cardiology.


  • Selection of applicants with a high degree of motivation and self-direction who are able and willing to use available resources to become outstanding and compassionate clinicians, effective teachers, innovative leaders, and/or pioneering researchers.
  • Ensure development of basic and clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills, and abilities necessary to continue to develop these skills through the course of a long career, as required of a leader in pediatric cardiology.
  • Customization of the training experience to ensure that each fellow identifies areas of scholarly activity that overlap their clinical and academic interests.
  • Promotion of a collegial environment that enables fellows to grow and learn.
  • Preparation for career transitions through career development opportunities.
  • Certification in Pediatric Cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics.

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Sadia Malik, M.B.B.S.,

Sadia Malik, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

>Melinda Cory, M.D.

Melinda Cory, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Associate Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Priscilla Castro

Priscilla Castro

Coordinator, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Phone: 214-456-5834 or 800-947-2323