Emergency Medicine

Stanford Emergency Medicine Cardiovascular Fellowship

The mission of the Stanford Emergency Medicine - Cardiovascular Fellowship is to develop leaders in Academic Emergency Medicine with expertise in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. In accordance with this mission, the Emergency Medicine - Cardiovascular Fellowship program at Stanford University has been developed to offer a wide range of clinical, educational and research opportunities. Upon completion of the year, Fellows will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine with a special focus on cardiovascular emergencies. Fellows will go on to advance the field through clinical research, education, and serving as a resource for other organizations.

The program was inaugurated in July 2005. Our fellowship is the second Emergency Medicine - Cardiovascular Fellowship to be established in the United States. It combines the clinical experience of a leading academic Emergency Medicine Department and a nationally renowned Cardiovascular Medicine Division at Stanford University Hospital.


In addition to the clinical service requirements outlined below, the Fellow will choose to rotate on any of the following cardiology rotations:

1. Echocardiography

Echocardiography is a powerful bedside imaging tool that can be utilized to diagnosis and guide treatment of acute cardiac emergencies.
The Fellow will:

  Echo 1: Dissection of the Aorta                         Echo 2: Ruptured Papillary Muscle

2. Stress Electrocardiography

Stress ECG testing can be an important component of the evaluation of patients with possible acute coronary syndromes.
The Fellow will:

3. Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear perfusion studies are also an important modality in the evaluation of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes and in those with known coronary artery disease.
The Fellow will:

4. Clinical Decision Area

With the opening of the Clinical Decision Area (CDA) in the spring of 2007, the Fellow will attend in the Clinical Decision Area. The Fellow will work closely with the Medical Director of the CDA to learn about treatment protocols, quality improvement measures, as well as financial and administrative issues.

5. Cardiology Consult Service

6. CCU

7. Arrhythmia Service

8. Pediatric Cardiology

9. Research/Independent Study

The Fellow will have ample opportunity to conduct research or concentrate on developing a specific area of clinical expertise within the area of cardiovascular emergencies.

Participation in existing research projects mentored by our faculty members is encouraged. Clinical projects are active in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Alternatively, the Fellow can develop his or her own research project with the guidance of the Fellowship Director.

Independent study of a specific clinical topic in order to acquire a special expertise is another potential use of this time period. Any of the clinical or administrative areas within the broad area of cardiovascular emergencies are acceptable fields of study.
The Fellow is expected to produce and submit for publication at least one scholarly article prior to completing the fellowship.

Service Requirement

1. Clinical Responsibility

2. Education

3. Research



Interested candidates should contact Dr. Donald Schreiber, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program Director, prior to submitting an application. A personal letter outlining your goals and objectives for the Fellowship, a current Curriculum Vitae, and 3 letters of reference (including one from your Residency Director and one from your current Departmental Chair) are required.

For information about the Stanford Emergency Medicine - Cardiovascular Fellowship, or for questions regarding research opportunities related to Emergency Medicine, please contact:

Donald Schreiber MD, CM,  FRCPC,  FACEP
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine)
Faculty Profile: Stanford Faculty Profile

Stanford University Medical Center
Division of Emergency Medicine
701 Welch Road, Suite C
Palo Alto , CA 94304-5777
Tel: (650) 498-5220 Fax (650) 723-0121


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