Fellowship Interventional Cardiology

The Andreas Grüntzig Catheterization Laboratories offer a 2-year fellowship in Interventional Cardiology. The program provides full training in all aspects of adult interventional cardiology according to the EAPCI curriculum. During this 2-year program, fellows will acquire the theoretical and technical skills necessary to care for patients with coronary and structural heart disease. The fellowship program offers a core-procedural training in case-based diagnostic (coronary angiograms, arteriographies, haemodynamic assessment, intravascular ultrasound, OCT imaging, and fractional flow reserve measurement), as well as interventional techniques for the treatment of coronary artery disease (balloon angioplasty, stent implantation, bypass graft interventions, primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction, rotational atherectomy techniques, mechanical circulatory support). Fellows will also gain experience in state-of-the-art therapies for structural heart disease including percutaneous PFO, ASD, and LAA closure.

HK_Holy.jpg Interventional cardiology fellows are expected to be involved in clinical research projects. They are encouraged to present abstracts and publish scientific papers during their training.

Number of positions per year: 2-3

For international candidates:
Successful candidates should provide a German-language certificate (minimum level B1) at the beginning of their fellowship at the latest. Administrative support will be provided for the visa and working permit application process. Please be aware that we currently do not offer financial support or training grants. However, candidates will be supported in their grant applications (i.e. EAPCI).

How to apply:

Applications should be sent by email to erik.holy@usz.ch or fabian.nietlispach@usz.ch and include the following:

  • CV
  • Copy of passport or ID
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copy of diploma(s)
  • A confirmation of financing from an institution or grant
  • If already available, a German-language certificate (B1)
  • Reference letter(s)
​Erik W. Holy, MD, PhD
Fellowship Coordinator
​Fabian Nietlispach, MD, PhD
Director Andreas Grüntzig Catheterization Laboratories