Message from the Program Director


Comprehensive interventional training is provided to three applicants during a fourth year of training, which provides experience in over 350 percutaneous coronary interventions per fellow, including coronary, peripheral, and structural heart procedures, angioplasty and stenting, intravascular ultrasound, pressure wire and other adjunctive devices such as rotablator, cutting balloon, embolic protection, intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, and the use of investigational agents and technology for the performance of intravascular revascularization. In addition to excellence in the procedural aspects of intervention, our fellows gain ample experience in the pre and post-procedural care of their interventional patients, and will perfect their skills in diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

Peripheral interventional training is integral to the training year with each fellow working ~50-100 cardiovascular procedures per fellow. Non-coronary cardiac interventional procedures include alcohol septal ablations, Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) & Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closure procedures, mitral and aortic valvuloplasty and percutaneous aortic valve implantations.

Research: Our program is committed to academic excellence and thrives with opportunities for our trainees. Our fellows have exposure to one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic clinical research programs in the nation with a census of more than 20 active clinical trials, including studies in novel pharmacological strategies, drug-eluting stents and other device technologies.  Interested fellows will have the opportunity to get involved in an active clinical research program.

ACGME Accreditation: Fully accredited since 2002

Duration: 1 year

Number of Positions: 3 per year

 

Dr. Barry Uretsky
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Director, VA Catheter Lab

BFUretsky@uams.edu 
501-686-7882