Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program has two positions. This fellowship is designed for individuals interested in a cardiology career with interventional procedures as a key component. Completion of an accredited ACGME cardiology fellowship is required.

The interventional fellowship, established in 2003, is a one-year program devoted to clinical training and the opportunity for clinical or basic investigation under the direction of the faculty. The clinical rotations provide broad exposure to invasive and interventional cardiovascular procedures, such as percutaneous coronary intervention (POBA, stenting, rotoblater), therapies for structural heart disease, experience with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), Fractional Flow reserve (FFR), intraaortic balloon pump insertion, percutaneous placement of left ventricular assist device (Impella) are all available. Cardiovascular therapeutic procedures volume of 350-400 cases per fellow is anticipated. 

Interventional fellows train at three Tucson hospitals: Banner - University Medical Center - Tucson, Banner - University Medical Center - South Campus, and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. Take a Virtual Tour of University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner campuses.

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.

Meet the Interventional Cardiology Faculty. 

Deepak Acharya, MD, MSPH Deepak Acharya, MD, MSPH
Cardiology Interventional Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
P.O. Box 245046
Tucson AZ 85724-5046

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

J.R. "Keng" Pineda, MD, PhD, a 2020 interventional cardiology graduate, discusses his training and decision to join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center faculty. Watch Video.

Fellows listing on the Department of Medicine Website

The 2020 Interventional Cardiology Fellows and their next steps are:

  • J.R. Keng Pineda, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
  • Sridhar Reddy, MD, private practice, Los Angeles, Calif.

Deepak Acharya, MD, MSPH, JR Keng Pineda, MD, PhD, Sridhar Reddy, MD

Graduating during a pandemic: Dr. Deepak Acharya presented certificates to the 2020 Interventional Cardiology graduates, Dr. Keng Pineda and Dr. Sridhar Reddy.

Watch the sparsely populated graduation program that was live streamed around the world for family and friends who were unable to travel to celebrate this remarkable milestone in the careers of these talented new cardiologists. Video link