Fogarty Institute for Innovation accepting applications for Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowship

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (December 11, 2013) – The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, in conjunction with El Camino Hospital's Norma Melchor Heart and Vascular Institute and VIVA Physicians, Inc. (VIVA), has announced that it is accepting applications for the prestigious Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowship that will run from July 2014 through June 2015.

Applications will be accepted through the institute's website,, until Feb. 14, 2014. Applicants will be notified if they are finalists on Feb. 18th and finalists will be scheduled on March 7th for interviews.

Selected Fellows will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the leading endovascular experts in the world. The program offers cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons the chance to broaden their expertise in vascular disorders. The one-year Fellowship conforms to Accreditation Council for Graduate Academic Education guidelines.

This advanced fellowship is a unique and interdisciplinary opportunity for post-graduate physicians to gain intensive experience in structural heart and endovascular interventions. Fellows will interact broadly and collaboratively with interventional cardiologists and radiologists, as well as vascular and cardiac surgeons. Clinical cases span all vascular beds from neurovascular, complex thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, critical limb ischemia, venous interventions, percutaneous aortic and mitral valve technologies, and many more. The program also has a strong emphasis in research and clinical trials.

Those selected for the fellowship will be exposed to the latest medical innovations at the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, located on the grounds of El Camino Hospital, working closely with some of brightest biomedical device engineers and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Fellows will have time to refine their clinical skills, participate in didactic conferences, and interact closely with mentors in their respective fields to tailor the experience to meet their individual needs. We believe strongly that innovation and collaboration, across a broad range of disciplines, will allow physicians to become the endovascular leaders of tomorrow.

"After completing my Interventional Radiology Fellowship, I was selected for one of the Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowships," said Dr. Kavi Krishnasamy. "Not only has this Fellowship allowed me to learn new techniques and further refine the endovascular skills I acquired in my primary Fellowship, but it has provided me with an enormous amount of vascular experience. From patient presentation to device usage, the cases we managed during the Fellowship run the full gamut of therapeutic options."

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have board-certified or board-eligible, training in interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, or vascular surgery. A California Physicians License will be required for those selected into the program.

The Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowships are underwritten by the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, the Norma Melchor Heart and Vascular Institute at El Camino Hospital and VIVA Physicians, Inc.

For fellowship inquiries, contact the Fogarty Institute for Innovation at (650) 962-4560 or

About The Fogarty Institute for Innovation

Located on the campus of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., the Fogarty Institute for Innovation is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that serves to energize the process of medical technology innovation. Its educational activities involve teaching the skills and methodology necessary for medical innovators to translate their ideas into new patient therapies. Companies affiliated with the Institute have access to the clinical experience and clinical trial management services available through the collaboration between the Institute, El Camino Hospital and the Taft Center for Clinical Research. Currently, 12 companies are in residence at the Institute. To learn more, go to

About El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, genomic medicine, and the only Women's Hospital in Northern California. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care.

To learn more, visit our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or view our videos on YouTube. For a physician referral, visit our website or call the El Camino Health Line at 800-216-5556.

About VIVA

VIVA Physicians is a not-for-profit physician organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education and research. Since 2003, VIVA Physicians has held an annual multidisciplinary vascular education conference in Las Vegas, Nevada where recognized experts and attendees from around the world come to learn innovative technologies and therapies for vascular disease to improve vascular patient care.

Media Contact:
Ann Fyfe
Fogarty Institute for Innovation

Kelly Krueger
Krueger PR for the Fogarty Institute for Innovation

< Return to Newsroom