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Fellowship Program Overview

Deborah Heart and Lung Center is an ACGME accredited Fellowship Graduate Training program in educational partnership with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Deborah is nationally renowned for the quality of its training programs, drawing a diverse and talented group of students. Each year Deborah graduates highly-trained specialists into the field, where they become the next generation of cardiac care leaders.

About Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ is an 89-bed teaching hospital that specializes in the diagnosis, research, and treatment of heart, lung, and vascular disease, as well as providing outpatient cardiology services for children. With the exception of cardiac transplant, Deborah specialists perform the full spectrum of cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment. Deborah is consistently recognized as a leader in patient care and innovative healing, holding a 3-Star Rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement, and is an Alliance Partner of the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute.

Located mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, Deborah is a regional referral center, drawing patients from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The campus consists of a main hospital facility; an Emergency Department operated by Capital Health Care system; overnight guest residences; a medical office building with services provided by both Deborah and community providers including an urgent care center, physician offices, and outpatient rehabilitative services; and a heliport.

Deborah has a closed medical staff, employing its full-time physicians. As well it enjoys a partnership with Deborah Specialty Physicians, a private physician practice with locations in Burlington, Ocean, and Atlantic Counties designed to expand access to specialty care in the community

Annually, Deborah had over 70,000 outpatient visits, more than 4,000 inpatient admissions, performed over 1,600 surgical operations, and performed almost 6,000 non-surgical procedures.

Deborah has long been a leader in pioneering new treatments and technologies that are its hallmark of excellence. Included in the Center’s offerings are its hybrid operating room, an ECMO program, a ventricular assist device implant center, routine radial access for catheterizations, high volume TAVR procedures, hyperbaric oxygen chambers, WATCHMAN device implantation, off-pump CABG surgery, Stereotaxis remote navigation for radiofrequency ablation, CardioMEMs for remote heart failure monitoring, bronchial thermoplasty, video assisted thoracic surgery, endobronchial ultrasound biopsy, and endovascular and percutaneous aneurysm repair, among others.

Each year Deborah is excited to welcome its new class of Fellows, confident that they will join a dynamic medical team, and become another key link to Deborah’s diverse patient population.

Fellowship Programs

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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

This ACGME accredited Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Program accepts one applicant per year who has completed a cardiology fellowship program. The one-year program trains fellows in diagnosis and management of right, left, and biventricular failure. In collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, fellows will also receive a four month cardiac transplant experience.

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Cardiac Electrophysiology

This ACGME Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program accepts one fellow for an intensive two-year training program who has completed a general cardiology fellowship program. Graduates will develop expertise in arrhythmia evaluation and management, as well as device implantation and catheter ablation.

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General Cardiology

This ACGME accredited General Cardiology Fellowship Program is offered to graduates of AOA approved Internal Medicine residency programs. Each year Deborah accepts eight new fellows who join a 24-member fellows’ team. After the first year in the three year program, trainees can choose from two fellowship tracks, invasive or noninvasive. All fellows, regardless of their chosen career track, receive training in all facets of clinical cardiology.

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Interventional Cardiology

This ACGME accredited Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program offers four accredited positions per year to graduates from a 3-year general cardiology fellowship program. The comprehensive one-year program includes advanced coronary and peripheral interventions, as well as structural heart therapies.

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Vascular Surgery

This ACGME Vascular Surgery (General Surgery) Program selects one fellow to train for two years to meet certification requirements of the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons, achieve the six core competencies expected of a new practitioner, and document a minimum of 200 major vascular surgery procedures – both open and endovascular — performed either as surgeon or first assistant under supervision.

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