Scott Maffett, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Jason Evanchan, DO
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Sakima Smith, MD
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship 

Monica Rios
Coordinator, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
Phone: 614-292-0367
Fax: 614-292-4550

The Ohio State University Medical Center
Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
473 W. 12th Ave. Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43210

About the Program

The objective of the Cardiovascular Fellowship program is to train young physicians in the field of cardiovascular medicine so that they develop the clinical skills necessary to become a competent cardiologist and the research skills required to be successful as an academic cardiologist. 

More specific basic clinical objectives include developing the ability to properly order a given test with knowledge as to its indications and economics, the ability to interpret the test, to apply results of the test to the clinical problem at hand and to recognize the limitations of a given procedure. Should an individual desire to actually perform such procedures in the future, he or she should also be able to establish technical expertise and develop sufficient technical knowledge of the equipment necessary to perform the procedure. 

Specific research objectives include learning to design and write grants, acquire, interpret and analyze data, achieve a basic understanding of statistics, develop the ability to formulate and present abstracts of research results at meetings and conferences and to publish this data in manuscripts in refereed medical journals. 


Program Tracks

Clinical fellowship in cardiovascular medicine

The Cardiovascular Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers extensive in-depth clinical training as well as a broad program in basic and clinical research, which provides many opportunities for a career in academic cardiology. The program provides sufficient training to achieve board eligibility within the specialty of cardiovascular medicine. Additional training in several subspecialty areas of cardiology such as interventional cardiology, advanced electrophysiology, heart failure or cardiac transplantation are also available. Separate applications are required for advanced training.

MPH in clinical investigation

An additional year of training for those interested in pursuing a career in academic cardiology.

Requirements for board certification

  • 36 months in an accredited training program
  • Minimum of 24 months clinical training to include 14-16 months of procedural rotations and eight to 10 months of non-laboratory clinical activities
Suggested Rotations

Suggested Rotations

As part of each rotation during fellowship training, there are written curricula that outline content, goals and expectations. During the first few days of each month, faculty will meet briefly with each fellow to go over his or her specific goals for the rotation. Fellows are expected to have read the appropriate curriculum document beforehand so that any questions can be addressed during the meeting. 

Each year is broken down into 13 four week blocks. There is significant flexibility during the third year to reach career goals.

First Year

Rotation Blocks
Echocardiography 2
Nuclear and Rehab 2
Electrophysiology 2
Catheterization 3
Service and Consults 3-4

Second Year

Rotation Blocks
Echocardiography 2-4
Catheterization 1-4
Electrophysiology 0-2
Cardiac MR/CT 1-3
Vascular Medicine 
Adult Congenital 
Service and Consults 3-4
Research 1-4   

Third Year

Rotation Blocks
Echocardiography 0-6
Catheterization 0-4
Electrophysiology 0-3
Cardiac MR/CT 0-3
Nuclear and Rehab 
Vascular Medicine 
Adult Congenital 
Service and Consults 3
Research 0-6    

Application Process

Eligibility criteria

  • MD or DO
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent resident or J1 Visa status
  • Completion of a three-year ACGME-accredited cardiology fellowship program by the time of entry

Application dates

  • Start date: July 1, 2018
  • Application opens: July 6, 2017 
  • Application deadline: August 1, 2017 

Application must include:

  • A complete CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of reference
  • USMLE board score reports
  • Recent color photograph

Application to our ACGME-accredited Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program is done via ERAS. Invitations to interview will be sent out via ERAS by mid August. 

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Cardiovascular Medicine Fellows

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellows

Jarrod Betz, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency program: University of Colorado

Courtney Campbell, MD

MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Serena Day, MD

MD: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

CVM Serena Day

Katherine Dodd, DO

DO: University of New England College of Medicine
Residency program: University of Rochester Medical Center

CVM Katherine Dodd

Beth Foreman, DO

DO: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Residency: Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

CVM Beth Foreman

Avirup Guha, MBBS

MBBS: Seth G.S. Medical College
Residency program: Medical College of Georgia – Georgia Regents University

CVM Avirup Guha

Samuel Hayes, MD

MD: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Residency program: University of Utah

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Jason Hopper, MD

MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

CVM Jason Hopper

Omar Kahaly, MD

MD: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kristopher Kline, DO

DO: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Florida

CVM Kristopher Kline

James Mann, MD

MD: Howard University College of Medicine
ResidencyThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

CVM James Mann

Bryan Lee, MD

MD: Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

CVM Bryan Lee

Salvatore Savona, MD

MD: University of Florida College of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

CVM Salvatore Savona

Amanda Lyon, MD

MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency program: University of Michigan

CVM Amanda Lyon

Anezi Uzendu, MD

MD: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: University of Alabama Birmingham

CVM Uzendu

Mark Marinescu, MD

MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency program: University of Virginia Health System

M. Wesley Milks, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: Wake Forest School of Medicine

CVM Michael Wesley Milks

James Monaco, MD

MD: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency program: Emory University

Adam Reynolds, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

CVM Reynolds

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