We are excited to announce that the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine has accredited the Emory University School of Medicine’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program. The fellowship is accredited retroactively from July 1, 2015 until the next site visit in February of 2018. Emory’s program is currently one of only four programs in the United States to receive accreditation (along with Stanford, Ohio State, and Colorado Universities).
The Emory Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship training program led by faculty member Maan Jokhadar, MD. The patient (inpatient and outpatient) population is very broad, with exposure to diverse populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in cardiology clinical trial and research populations. Because of our large patient volumes and close collaboration with prestigious research institutes such as the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory’s center is in a unique position to lead research in congenital heart disease.
The program will accept one fellow for every two-year period. The current Adult Congenital Heart Fellow is Jennifer F. Gerardin, MD. Prior to the Adult Congenital Heart Fellowship, Dr. Gerardin completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency as well as a pediatric cardiology fellowship. She is interested in the transition of young adults with congenital heart disease to adult care, echocardiography, and advanced cardiac imaging.
Georges Ephrem, MD will also be joining the Emory team as a fellow in 2016.
The Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center is an internationally recognized cardiology service that specializes in the care of adults with congenital heart defects. The Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center is the only adult congenital heart disease program in the state of Georgia.
The Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center features a multidisciplinary management team that includes both adult and pediatric cardiologists, congenital cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, social workers, and echocardiographers. We also work with collaborative partners with a special interest and expertise in managing adults with congenital heart defects from a range of other specialties.
The Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center works hand-in-hand with the Sibley Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).
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