Pediatric Heart Fellowships

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we are training the next generation of experts in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, cardiac critical care, cardiology and congenital heart surgery. Each of these fellowship opportunities provides unparalleled experience in the fellows’ area of clinical interest.

The Heart Institute is ranked among the top pediatric cardiology and heart surgery programs in the country and consistently ranks among the best in the Western U.S. We are a high-volume institution with more than 17,000 inpatient admissions every year. Our fellows gain valuable experience from respected leaders in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.


Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Fellowship

This one-year program equips fellows with knowledge and skills to treat children with complex congenital heart disease. Fellows spend one to two months in the 24-bed Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU). The remainder of the fellowship includes rotations in:

  • Cardiology and echocardiography
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)

Learn more about our cardiac critical care medicine fellowship.


Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship

This program is a post-graduate, one-year fellowship. It is intended for physicians who have successfully completed a pediatric critical care or pediatric cardiology fellowship.

Fellows spend most of their clinical time in our busy, 24-bed CTICU. Fellows also receive training in:

  • Anesthesia (for fellows without prior critical care training)
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Echocardiography (for fellows without prior cardiology training)

Learn more about our pediatric cardiac anesthesiology fellowship.


Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Our AGME-accredited cardiology fellowship program offers an exciting range of opportunities for an advanced pediatric cardiology education. This three-year program provides fellows with the foundation they need to pursue a career in academic pediatric cardiology.

Fellows gain experience in noninvasive cardiology and spend clinical time in:

  • 24-bed CTICU
  • Ambulatory cardiology clinic
  • Cardiac catheterization service
  • Advanced cardiac imaging service
  • Inpatient units and emergency room consultations
  • Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology service
  • Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure service
  • Heart Transplant Service

Learn more about our cardiology fellowship.


Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

The Heart Institute has the largest congenital heart program on the West Coast. Our ACGME-accredited program in congenital cardiothoracic surgery trains thoracic surgical residents who have completed an AGCME-accredited program. It is one of the oldest training programs in the United States and has a successful track record of producing excellent surgeons who are now leaders in the field at other institutions.

Experience in this fellowship program includes:

  • 24-bed CTICU
  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Congenital cardiac surgery with two dedicated operating rooms
  • Cardiothoracic transplantation and mechanical circulatory support

Learn more about our congenital cardiac surgery fellowship.