Cardiac Center

Fellowships at the Cardiac Center

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

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Alan Jay Schwartz, MD, MSEd, Program Director, at 215-590-1855 or


Contact Meryl S. Cohen, MD, Program Director, at or 215-590-3274. Please see below for application instructions.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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


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

Cardiology fellowship

How to apply

For positions that begin in July 2015, 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 18, 2013, at which time you will be able to request an ERAS fellowship token, complete registration and begin uploading materials. Please do not send application materials to us directly. Application materials must be received at ERAS by Nov. 15, 2013.


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

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.

Application requirements

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

All application materials for the core 3-year pediatric cardiology fellowship (July 2016 start) must be received at ERAS by November 14, 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):

Please contact Dr. Meryl S. Cohen, 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.

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