Department of Medicine


Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship

Led by Program Director M. Azam Hadi, MD, the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited training program and is specifically designed to meet the training requirements for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology certification. Fellows in this program play an integral role in the management of a wide pathologic spectrum of clinical heart failure, high-risk cardiac surgical and percutaneous interventions, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory device therapy, pulmonary hypertension and end-of-life care and management.


The fellowship training structure allows proficiency in transthoracic/transesophageal echocardiography, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, endomyocardial biopsy, device interrogation (ICD, CRT and mechanical circulatory device), cardiopulmonary stress testing within the realm of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. In addition, fellowship electives include month-long rotations in Cardiac Pathology and Histocompatibility/Immunology laboratory. This one-year program also includes dedicated time for clinical research in the field of heart failure and cardiac transplantation. With the addition of focused cardiac transplantation experience, to include observation of organ procurement, completion of this program meets requirements for UNOS certification as a heart transplant physician.

This program is overseen by a dedicated team of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologists and supported by a team comprised of nurses, mid-level providers, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists and psychologist, and exclusively manages the advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory and cardiac transplant patients in the ambulatory and in-patient settings of IU Health at Methodist Hospital.


Required application materials include completed Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Program Application, Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, USMLE Scores, three letters of recommendation, and a valid ECFMG Certificate (for non-US medical graduates). Applications are accepted via email or mail to the fellowship coordinator.

Applications are invited for a PGY-7 position from cardiology fellows in training or board eligible/certified cardiologists. Applications are reviewed in early fall, and prospective fellows are notified in late fall regarding status for interview. Interviews are by invitation only.