Cardiology Fellowship

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  • Cardiology Fellowships

    Address for applications - ERAS only

    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases 
            University of Mississippi Medical Center 
            2500 N. State St. 
            Jackson, MS 39216 
            Phone: (601) 984-5678 
            Fax: (601) 984-5638

    • Cardiology fellowship program director: Thomas N. Skelton, MD
    • Interventional cardiology fellowship program director: Cameron S. Guild, MD
    • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship program director: Troy Rhodes, MD


    As the only Cardiology fellowship programs for the state of Mississippi, we are the referral center for the most complex cardiac cases in the state. Therefore, our fellows get plenty of experience in dealing with everything from coronary artery disease, complex arrhythmias, and heart failure to cardiac transplant, valvular, and adult congenital heart disease.

    Our Cardiology fellowship program is a three-year program with ACGME approval for 12 fellows, giving us four spots per year. We also have an interventional cardiology fellowship training program with two fellows selected on an annual basis for this one additional year of training. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology has one fellow position with new accreditation by ACGME. We have 17 faculty members on staff at UMMC with others at our affiliated institutions of the Jackson Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Dominic’s Hospital and physician group, Jackson Heart Clinic.

    Our fellowship programs are clinically oriented, with our fellows easily meeting COCATS criteria for numbers of procedures. In accordance with the mission of the University, we emphasize patient care, education, and research. Six months of the fellowship is dedicated to research where our fellows have the opportunity to take part in the Jackson Heart Study, a multimillion dollar NIH-funded study analogous to the Framingham Study for the African-American population based on a portion of the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study, as well as collaborative efforts with our internationally renowned Department of Physiology.

    Here at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, we are committed to excellence and the highest standards of patient care, education, and research. We are proud of what we have to offer, which I think is the perfect blend of a program that is large enough to give exposure to the wide breadth of cardiovascular diseases while at the same time small enough to maintain a personal feel in a collegial atmosphere.

    Mississippi is a fertile ground for cardiovascular disease, and we are out to make a difference.

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