Andrew Atz, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for patients of any age with congenital heart disease, and children with acquired heart disease. The use of state-of-the-art technologies for diagnosis and treatment, including advanced imaging, and non invasive and minimally invasive interventional procedures, and our nationally recognized faculty are key to our program’s success in training outstanding pediatric cardiologists.
The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at MUSC is a three year program that has been accredited by the ACGME since 1970 and supported by a Training Grant from the NIH since 1994. The goal of the pediatric cardiology fellowship training program is to train our fellows to become the leaders of tomorrow in the areas of patient care, teaching, and research. In order to achieve these goals, trainees dedicate the initial portion of their training, approximately 18 months, to building their skills in general clinical pediatric cardiology. Subsequent specialized clinical and/or basic research and clinical training is determined by the trainee’s individual goals. Many trainees will require a fourth year of subspecialty training to meet their goals, and several mechanisms are available to support advanced training. At the conclusion of the pediatric cardiology fellowship, trainees will have acquired and successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become valued and productive members of the academic pediatric cardiology community.
Our fellows have a strong record of academic productivity in the area of clinical research. Over the past five years (2010-2015), current and former fellows of our program have secured a number of national honors that attest to their excellence. These honors include:
The program’s success is indicative of the highly supportive academic environment, rich in mentorship and the spirit of scientific enquiry. Training is provided in all areas of pediatric cardiology at the Children's Heart Center of South Carolina including: