The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) fellowship is an ACGME accredited 2-year program based out of the University of Florida tertiary care medical center and the Gainesville VA Medical Center. The program accepts motivated candidates who have completed their general cardiology training.
The program aims to provide comprehensive training to fellows in the various aspects of CCEP. The wide referral base of both the university and VA medical centers ensures exposure to a wide variety of pathologies. Fellows get ample experience with both catheter-based ablation procedures and device implant procedures. We have a wide range of faculty at different experience levels and from various reputed programs across the country. This leads to a diverse exposure for trainees to different approaches and strategies to various EP issues. Apart from program faculty, we arrange for visits of distinguished faculty from outside institutions who sometimes also spend time in the EP lab guiding us through new techniques and approaches to complex EP cases.
Our close association with the cardio-thoracic surgery team provides fellows with opportunities to take part in lead extractions, epicardial access, and epicardial ablations. With UF being a major heart transplant center in Florida, exposure to unique EP issues and procedures in transplant and VAD patients also is ensured.
For interested candidates, opportunities for clinical research also abound with availability of extensive clinical database. Collaborative research with other specialties like echocardiography, heart failure, and sleep medicine is also frequently done.
Our warm North Florida weather, the college town spirit of the city of Gainesville, and proximity to major urban centers of Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville make living in Gainesville a very pleasant experience for fellows and families.
We strive to train our fellows for a range of possible practice scenarios from clinical to academic. I welcome you to explore pursuing fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at our program.