Subspecialty Fellowship Programs

Subspecialty Fellowship Programs

SUBSPECIALTY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

Clinical Educator Fellowship Program

Clinical Educator Fellowship Program Website

Centre for Health Education Scholarship

Faculty of Medicine
P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (IRC)
429 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Phone: (604) 822-8970

UBC Clinician Investigator Program

iCAPTURE Centre
St. Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia
Room #166 – 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Y 2G5
Phone: (604) 806-8275
www.icapture.ca

Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

For more information, please click here.

Dr.Shanta Chakrabarti, Fellowship Director
St. Paul’s Hospital
211 -1033 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 1M7
Phone: (604) 806-9842
Fax: (604) 806-8335

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

The University of British Columbia Cardiac Electrophysiology Program provides a broad range of experience in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques including electrophysiology studies, non complex and complex catheter ablation, permanent pacemaker, biventricular and ICD implantation, arrhythmia device programming and troubleshooting, laser lead extraction and tilt table testing.

The program is operational at 2 sites- Vancouver and Victoria, both offering unique and excellent training opportunities in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology while providing state of the art heart rhythm management to the population of British Columbia ( approx 4.4 million).

The Vancouver program is operational at St Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospitals, which are within 10 minutes drive .The program performs approximately 1000 electrophysiology procedures a year, most are ablations and more that half are complex ablations. In addition, approximately 550 ICDs (150 biventricular devices) and approximately 800 pacemakers are implanted each year. The Staff Electrophysiologists are Drs Jason Andrade, Matthew Bennett, Shanta Chakrabarti, Marc Deyell, Charles Kerr, Andrew Krahn, Stanley Tung and John Yeung.

The Victoria program is operational at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. The program performs approximately 850 electrophysiology catheter procedures a year, most are ablations and more that half are complex ablations. In addition, approximately 350 ICD procedures are performed every year ( including biventricular devices)
The Staff Electrophysiologists are Drs Paul Novak, Larry Sterns, Rick Leather, Chris Lane, and Markus Sikkel.

Ablations include use of 3D mapping systems ( CARTO and EnSite Velocity) for complex ablations for atrial fibrillation, complex atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia and complex congenital heart disease arrhythmias. Radiofrequency irrigated tip and cryoablations are performed at both centres. A strong academic and research based learning is fostered in the Fellowship program with graduation leading to Diploma in Cardiac Electrophysiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We offer a comprehensive 2-year fellowship program with an emphasis on clinical training and research for successful applicants.

Dr Paul Novak is Director for the British Columbia Electrophysiology Program. Drs Shanta Chakrabarti and Matt Bennett are the Program Directors for the Vancouver site.

For more information, please contact Drs Paul Novak ([email protected]), Shanta Chakrabarti ([email protected]) and Matt Bennett ([email protected]).

VGH Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Dr Jacqueline Saw, Fellowship Director
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
9th Floor – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-5547
Fax: (604) 875-5563

Application Information

SPH Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Dr John Webb, Fellowship Director
St. Paul’s Hospital
200-1033 Davie Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6E 1M7
Phone: (604) 806-8804

Lenka Antoni
Email: [email protected]

Application Information

SPH Echocardiography & Adult Congenital Cardiology Fellowship Program

Dr. Jasmine Grewal, Fellowship Director
St. Paul’s Hospital, Echo Department
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Phone: (604) 806-8018
Fax: (604) 806-8410

VGH Echocardiography Fellowship Program

Dr. Michael  Y.C. Tsang, Fellowship Director
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
9th Floor – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9

Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship Program

Dr. Mustafa Toma, Fellowship Director
St. Paul’s Hospital
475A-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Phone: (604) 806-9986
Fax: (604) 806-9927

Michelle Cannon
Email: [email protected]

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventative Cardiology Fellowship Program

Dr. Sammy Chan, Fellowship Director
St. Paul’ Hospital, Healthy Heart Program
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6