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 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Director

Deepak Acharya, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
P.O. Box 245046
Tucson AZ 85724-5046





You may also email the Program Coordinator, Karen Padilla, at for information regarding our program or call 520-626-1212.


Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited Cardiovascular Disease fellowship program. Applications are processed through the AAMC ERAS system. 

 As required by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the following information is available to you on the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (UACOM-T) Graduate Medical Education Office website and applies to all ACGME-accredited residencies and fellowships at the UACOM-T.  By continuing your candidacy in our selection process, you confirm that you have reviewed these documents and you further acknowledge that you meet all requirements for participation in the UACOM – T residency or fellowship program(s) in which you have applied:

  • Example of Employment Agreement
  • Stipends
  • Benefits
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vacation and Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Eligibility and Appointment Policy
  • Expected or required academic, educational, or prior training credentials
  • Pre-employment drug testing and background check
  • Information relevant to licensure status or visa status

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