• “Overall, it is an environment filled with learning and research. It’s a robust program which includes STEMI first call, clinical experience at multiple sites providing diverse patient population exposure, morning education conferences and ample procedures for COCATS certification.”

    Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, 2019-2022

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  • “Here, we have interventional, EP, and advanced heart failure fellowships. We also have excellent imaging staff, and so I was able to really get a strong grasp of all different cardiology areas.”

    Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, 2017 - 2020

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  • "It doesn't matter if you want to pursue general cardiology or a subspecialty, the opportunities are here. We have outstanding mentors who make you work hard, but are always available to help you. The patient diversity adds to the training here." 

    Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, 2018-2021

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  • “I most enjoy the collegiality between co-fellows and with attending physicians. People are very approachable and affable while also having a high aptitude for complex academic and medical conversations.”

    Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, 2018-2021

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  • "I was always treated as an essential member of the cardiovascular and research teams I worked with. I'll be able to pass on these same traits to the next generation of cardiovascular fellows and use this in caring for my patients."

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Interventional Cardiologist at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson (North and South Campus)

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program

Our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, which was launched in 1971 and certified in 1988, is affiliated with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, a center of excellence with over 160 members who are cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, neurologists, research scientists and numerous other medical specialists.

Cardiology Fellowship Conference at UArizona Sarver Heart Center

Our program, nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty and its excellence in training in clinical cardiology, is a three-year program accredited for a total of 20 cardiology fellows by the National Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. The program trains in all disciplines recommended by the American College of Cardiology COCATS, thereby allowing the fellow to fulfill the requirements of level II COCATS training in the areas that they wish to emphasize. We support J1 visas.


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.

Please see our Research Training page for further information and individualizing training to meet your career needs.

Our fellows rotate in all cardiology subspecialties at three Tucson hospitals: Banner - University Medical Center - Tucson, Banner - University Medical Center - South Campus, and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.  Fellows receive training in all aspects of cardiology including advanced imaging, heart failure, transplantation, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease and interventional cardiology.

Take a Virtual Tour of University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner campuses.

Meet faculty and fellows via video. 

Program Director: 
Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Flinn Foundation and American Heart Association
Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology
(520) 626-1416

Watch Dr. Indik's fellowship video to learn more.

To obtain further details, please contact our program coordinator.

Program Coordinator: Renae Juska