Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Fellowship Opening commencing
July 2022-2023

17 Mar 2022

The Mater University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, currently has an opening for a 1-year (funded)  Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship commencing July 2022. 

The Advanced Heart Failure service is a growing National service with 2 new recent  Consultant appointments and a new permanent rotation by cardiology registrars/SpRs  alongside the fellowship post. It is an established fellowship which incorporates all aspects of  the care of heart failure patients through the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease with a  primary focus on advanced heart failure, cardiogenic shock, hemodynamics, temporary and  durable mechanical circulatory support devices including IABP, Impella, Centrimag L and  RVADs, durable HM 3 LVADs, and assessment for and post operative and longitudinal care  of, heart transplant patients. It also involves the diagnosis and management of specific  cardiomyopathies including peri-partum and other cardio-obstetrics, inherited  cardiomyopathies, cardio-oncology, sarcoidosis and amyloidosis together with participation  in the multidisciplinary care of patients with heart failure in the setting of complex heart  disease including pulmonary hypertension and ACHD.  

Candidates will as part of the fellowship become expert in the assessment and interpretation  of invasive hemodynamic monitoring, perform right heart catherization and endomyocardial  biopsy and be able to go on a specified number of donor heart retrieval runs. Regular  participation in teaching and multiple research opportunities are included. There is no  obligated on call commitment. Since the fellowship commenced in 2019, 3 out 5 fellows have  obtained Consultant Cardiology posts in Ireland, 1 is pursuing a further research fellowship  in the UK, and 1 is taking up an Academic Consultant post in Europe later in 2022. 

Requirements:

  • ZCandidates should ideally have completed general cardiology specialty training and be considering a career in HF / Transplant and/or non-invasive cardiology.
  • ZPlease send CV and brief application letter.
  • Z Deadline April 15th.
For further information, please contact Emer Joyce at