Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Division of Cardiology and the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is patterned after the recommendations of the Bethesda Conference. Our curriculum expectations and learning objectives correspond to the updated Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATs ‐ American College of Cardiology guidelines for training in clinical cardiology) published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

With clinical and research faculty members, the cardiovascular faculty of the College of Medicine – Phoenix, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, as well as the Phoenix VA Hospital are committed to seeing that fellows in the program receive the highest caliber training to prepare them for practice, teaching and research careers. We currently have 14 approved and filled ACGME positions.

We have seen huge growth in the services and patient volumes in cardiology at the college and Banner – UMC Phoenix  over the last four years. With this has come an expansion in our existing programs, as well as entirely new clinical and educational programs in cardiovascular disease diagnosis and therapy. This has continued to enhance the educational opportunities available for our fellow trainees to include a thriving new Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Program, Cardiac Imaging as well as an expanded Cardiac Electrophysiology Program.

Samuel Unzek, MD, FACC FASE, FASNC
Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section Director, Cardiac Imaging
Cardiac Clinical Operations and Quality Director

Samuel Unzek, MD, FACC FASE, FASNC

Please note that you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident or J1 Visa holder to apply to the Cardiology Fellowship. The University of Arizona does not sponsor H1B Visas, and your application cannot be considered.