Cardiology Fellowship Program

The UTHSC pediatric cardiology fellowship training program is a medium-sized program with seven fellows. It is based at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, the only subspecialty children's hospital within a 100-mile radius.

Le Bonheur's Heart Institute is ranked as a Top 10 program according to U.S. News & World Report. Highlights of the program include:

  • Cardiothoracic surgical program one of only 12 programs to receive the highest possible three-star rating form The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • Provides all pediatric cardiology services for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Regional One Health
  • Heart transplant program has established itself as a high-volume transplant center

Learn more about UTHSC's Cardiology program and apply.

Research Interests:

  • Outcomes in children with left ventricular (LV) noncompaction
  • Mitral valve function in LV noncompaction
  • Electrophysiological aspects of LV noncompaction
  • Genetic and mechanistic basis of LV noncompaction
  • Genetic and mechanistic basis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies
  • Electrophysiological aspects of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies: molecular basis
  • Renal function monitoring in heart transplant patients: Is cystatin C a better biomarker than creatinine?
  • The role of viral genome in the heart of transplant patients and rejection and coronary vasculopathy
  • Discovery of common biomarkers in cardiac and skeletal myopathy

Program Staff: Cardiology

Program Director

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Dr. Wetzel is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty and is a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He specializes in electrophysiology, cardiac arrhythmias, radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation.

Associate Program Director

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Dr. Yohannan is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty and is an instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He specializes in non-invasive cardiology, preventive cardiology, cardiomyopathies, cardiac failure and cardiac transplantation.

Assistant Program Director

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Dr. Swaminathan is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a cardiology subspecialty. She is an assistant professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Fellowship Coordinator

Rhonda Gray
rgray@uthsc.edu
901.287.6034