Message from the Program Director

Brian Page.

“From the moment you arrive, we pair you with a mentor who will help you get the most out of our program and prepare you for your career,” says program director Brian Page.

At UB, we don’t believe that one-size-fits-all training produces great cardiologists.

Rather, excellence emerges when you’re given flexibility to discover your niche, freedom to pursue your goals and guidance to achieve them.

When you join our program, we’ll meet you “where you’re at” — whether firmly committed to a subspecialty in cardiology or eager to explore different areas.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll work with a faculty mentor who will help you hone your interests, find career opportunities and even strike a work-life balance.

Together, we’ll develop a schedule that speaks to your ambitions. With each year, you’ll have more opportunities to select rotations of interest and sample electives, so you can strengthen your skills for general practice or branch off into a subspecialty, getting ahead of the curve for further training.

Whatever shape your clinical schedule takes, rest assured that you’ll have no problem achieving your procedural requirements.

All of our graduates easily meet — and frequently exceed — these numbers. Due to the high procedural volume at our primary training site, internal competition doesn’t exist.

That’s one reason our fellows report such a high degree of satisfaction with our program.

Another?

We build you up rather than burning you out.

Our fellows enjoy an evenly distributed call schedule throughout training. Unlike a graduated call system, our approach helps you develop clinical independence without making you feel run down.

So you don’t have to spend excessive time studying independently for your certification exam, we orient a significant portion of your didactic curriculum toward board preparation. Instead of reviewing core topics on your own time, you’ll cover them during protected conference time.

Our faculty are among the best in our profession: dedicated teachers and mentors, esteemed researchers and skilled clinicians with extensive experience in the latest procedures.

With their guidance, you’ll gain exposure to these state-of-the-art interventions while training in our expanding programs in advanced imaging and structural heart disease, among others.

Our leadership in cardiology extends to the top of our medical school. Indeed, both our dean and the chair of our Department of Medicine are cardiologists and past presidents of the Heart Rhythm Society.

Our division chief is a former president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology whose translational research has impacted millions of patients with severe ischemic cardiomyopathy.

What’s more, our division, our school and our downtown medical campus are experiencing unprecedented growth. We hope you can join us during this exciting time and discover firsthand all that we offer.

Explore the rest of our website to learn more about our program. You may also contact me directly. As both the program director and a graduate, I’d be happy to talk with you about our fellowship’s rich resources.

Regards,
Brian Page, MD