Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Division of Cardiology offers sub-specialty training in advanced heart failure, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.  

Please use the ERAS application. Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship. 

The advanced heart failure fellowship is a one-year program devoted to clinical training and research under the direction of dedicated heart failure cardiology faculty and cardiothoracic surgeons. The clinical rotations provide broad exposure to medical and surgical management for advanced heart failure. This transplant program has performed more than 900 heart transplant since the 1980s. There is a robust mechanical circulatory support program including a range of ventricular assist devices including the total artificial heart. 

We fully embrace the University of Arizona’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Race, ethnicity, culture, physical abilities, talents, language, spiritual practices, sexual orientation, gender identity and life experiences as essential aspects that we must respect in order to train our country’s future cardiologists and promote health and well-being for all of our patients.

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Watch Dr. Nancy Sweitzer discuss the Advanced Heart Fellowship Program.

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
Director, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced HF and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
P.O. Box 245046
Tucson AZ 85724-5046

Read Dr. Sweitzer's perspective on "Changing the Face of Cardiology."

You may also email the program coordinator at for information regarding our program or call 520-626-8927.

Meet Our Advanced Heart Disease Physician Team