Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program

  • How to apply

    For positions that begin in July 2017, all applications for standard three-year fellowships will be through ERAS, the online application service of the AAMC. ERAS will open for pediatric cardiology applications on June 9, 2015, at which time you will be able to request an ERAS fellowship token. As of July 15, 2015, you will be able to complete registration and begin uploading materials. Please do not send application materials to us directly. Application materials must be received at ERAS by Dec. 1, 2015, to ensure first round review by our fellowship applicant interview selection committee.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to apply for the Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, physicians:

    • Must have completed residency training in a program approved by the American Board of Pediatrics


    • Must be eligible for board certification
  • Application requirements

    The following must be received prior to consideration of your application:

    • A completed application form through ERAS.
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate number and visa information, if a foreign medical graduate.
    • Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your professional work.
    • Medical school transcript.
    • Curriculum vitae (as part of ERAS application).
    • USMLE scores. Successful applicants must have passed all three portions of the USMLE prior to beginning the fellowship.

    All application materials for the core three-year pediatric cardiology fellowship (July 2016 start) must be received at ERAS by December 1, 2014. An interview may be scheduled after receipt of the above documentation. Our program will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Subspecialties Spring Match. The timetable for the Web-based match is likely to be as follows (based on previous schedules):

    • Match registration opens: January 16, 2015
    • Rank order list system opens: April 2, 2015
    • Quota Change Deadline: April 29, 2015
    • ROL Closes/final deadline: May 13, 2015 (The system closes at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on this day)
    • Match Day/Results: May 27, 2015 (Results available via the web at 12 noon Eastern Time)

    Please contact Meryl S. Cohen, MD, Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Cardiology, at 215-590-3274 or with any questions.

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania are equal opportunity affirmative action employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • For more information

    If you are interested in fellowships at the Cardiac Center, please contact the individuals listed below.

    Pediatric Cardiology (Core Program):

    Contact Meryl S. Cohen, MD, Program Director, at 215-590-3274 or

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    Contact Yuli Kim, MD, Program Director, at 215-615-3388 or

    Cardiac Intensive Care

    Contact Jodi Chen, MD, Program Director, at 215-590-2367 or

    Cardiothoracic Surgery (Congenital Cardiac Surgery)

    Contact Thomas L. Spray, MD, Program Director, at 215-590-2708 or


    Contact Maully Shah, MBBS, Program Director, at 215-590-2230 or

    Heart Failure – Heart Transplant

    Contact Joseph Rossano, MD, Program Director, at 267-426-2882 or

    Interventional Cardiology (Cardiac Catheterization)

    Contact Jonathan Rome, MD, Program Director, at 215-590-1790 or

    Non-Invasive Imaging (Pediatric Echocardiography)

    Contact Meryl S. Cohen, MD, Program Director, at 215-590-3274 or

    Non-Invasive Imaging – (Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

    Contact Mark A. Fogel, MD, Program Director, at 215-590-3354 or, or Matthew A. Harris, MD, Associate Program Director, at 215-590-3354 or

    Pulmonary Hypertension

    Contact Brian D. Hanna, MDCM, PhD, FAAP, FACC, Program Director, at 267-426-8790 or

  • Tobacco-free hiring policy

    To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

    Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

  • Current fellows

    First year

    Danielle Burstein, MD
    Reena Ghosh, MD
    Deborah Ho, MD
    Felina Mille, MD
    Christopher Smith, MD
    Brian White, MD

    Second year

    Arene Butto, MD
    Monique Gardner, MD
    Michelle Kaplinski, MD
    Michael Liu, MD
    Jill Savla, MD
    Brian Snarr, MD, PhD

    Third year

    Jennifer Bailey, MD
    Shivani Bhatt, MD
    Edmund Burke, MD
    Michael DiLorenzo, MD
    Matthew Elias, MD
    Alan Sing, MD

    Senior/advanced fellows

    Aditya Badheka, MD – Cardiac Intensive Care
    Tanmay Bhamare, MD – Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    Alexandra Channing, MD – Cardiac Non-invasive Imaging
    Tacy Downing, MD – Interventional Cardiology
    Utkarsh Kohli, MD – Electrophysiology
    Andrew Misfeldt, MD, PhD – Cardiology Research
    Deipanjan Nandi, MD – Heart Failure – Transplant
    Hari Narayan, MD – Cardiac Non-invasive Imaging
    Priscilla Yu, MD – Cardiac Intensive Care


Reviewed on September 08, 2015