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Research and Educational Experience

Fellows have exposure to a number of educational and research opportunities at RUSH.


Education & Conferences

  • Daily conference with a combination of lectures, socratic didactics, and case conferences covering all core and advanced cardiology curricula
  • Heart and Vascular Team collaborative conferences between multiple subspecialties including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery to discuss management of complex patients
  • Monthly Grand Rounds conferences
  • Annual pig heart dissection
  • Extensive number of local Chicago and Illinois Conferences with great academic collaboration between local hospitals
  • Advanced Simulation Center with case simulation, vascular access simulation, advanced TEE simulator, and coronary angiogram simulator



  • Fellows have a number of research opportunities available in all subspecialities of cardiology
  • A total of $2000 annually is available to cover costs of conference attendance
  • Research mentors are assigned according to the fellow’s individual career interests


Simulation Lab, Cath
TEE Simulation


Simulation Lab, TEE
Simulation lab, vascular access


Conference Poster 2
Research poster presentation
Contact Us

Elizabeth Ruiz
Fellowship Coordinator
(312) 563-7473

Angelica Busko
Fellowship Coordinator
(312) 942-5321