Cardiology Fellowship


Thank you for your interest in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. In July 2019, our program received accreditation from the ACGME to start training three fellows a year.

SIU has a rich tradition of academic excellence and innovation, which we intend to continue in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. We have excellent faculty with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to providing comprehensive training in evidence-based cardiac care. Our goal is to provide a training experience that keeps your interests in mind. Our fellows rotate in all cardiology subspecialties at Memorial Medical Center and the SIU Outpatient Clinics in Springfield. In the spirit of the mission of SIU, the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship aims to enhance the health care of the people of central and southern Illinois through education, service and scholarship. We are very excited to be a part of your medical journey. We welcome formal applications to our program through ERAS.

Youssef Chami, MD
Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
Division Chief, Division of Cardiology
Vice Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Cardiac Disease Fellowship Information

  • 3 year fellowship with a total of 9 fellows
  • Offsite elective for advanced heart failure/transplant
  • We support J-1 Visas
  • As a mission-based medical school, applicants with personal ties to the region are encouraged to apply
  • Inclusive program, supporting diversity initiatives
  • Deadline to apply is Sept. 7, 2021

Points of pride

  • CHIP-Proctoring 
  • CTO (National Leader)
  • Structural Heart Program (TAVR, MitraClip, Watchman, PFO and CardioMems)
  • Education-Cardiology is the division with the highest number of teaching awards
  • Fellows Placement
  • Won 2nd Place in the State for a Jeopardy competition
  • Central Illinois Fellows Forum in conjunction with OSF Peoria
  • ACC Counselor 
Cardiology group