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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) training program is a two-year, ACGME-accredited program with a complement of four fellows within the Division of Cardiology.



There are currently three dedicated electrophysiology laboratories, equipped with state-of-the-art biplane fluoroscopy and three-dimensional mapping systems. There is a growing outreach program that will allow fellows to gain exposure to EP procedures in the community. CCEP fellows at Northwestern gain experience in the full spectrum of arrhythmia management, from medical to procedural, in the outpatient and inpatient arenas. CCEP conferences include weekly electrogram case review, as well as a weekly session for didactic teaching, journal review or research presentations.


In addition to a strong clinical program, Northwestern CCEP fellows are expected to participate in a wide variety of research projects, from basic/translational to clinical research.

 Clinical Experience

Procedurally, our fellows achieve exposure and competency in:

  • Pacemaker implantation
  • ICD implantation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Ablation of supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation and flutter
  • Ablation of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia
  • Ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients with structural heart disease
  • Epicardial approaches to ablation
  • Intracardiac imaging technologies
  • Lead extractions

 Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Medicine at Northwestern University seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated residents and fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. The greatest challenges facing the medical field are complex, and addressing them will require a diverse body of physicians and researchers who can work collaboratively. Northwestern offers unparalleled training and research opportunities and encourages fellowship applications from those who seek to become future leaders in the subspecialties of medicine.  We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

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 Requirements and Eligibility

Qualifications for the clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship are reflected in the Core Cardiology Training and Adult Cardiovascular Medicine Document (COCATS). Fellows will require level 1 certification during their general cardiology fellowship. Level 2 is designed for the individual who wishes to specialize in invasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac electrophysiology (clinical cardiac electrophysiology). To achieve level 3 certification, all requirements of Level 1 and Level 2 must be fully met. Fellows should be enrolled in or have completed an ACGME accredited Cardiovascular Disease fellowship (or equivalent). Fellows must also secure full medical licensure in the state of Illinois prior to starting their clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training. If applicable, applicants must also possess valid ECFMG certification and a valid visa.

 Application Process

We accept applications via ERAS only. In order to be considered for the next Electrophysiology fellowship training cycle, candidates must have the following documents available in ERAS:

  • Photopgraph
  • ERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement (1 Page Max.)
  • USMLE 1, 2 and 3 Transcript copy
  • ABIM Board Certificate copy
  • ECFMG Certificate copy
  • One Letter of Recommendation from Cardiovascular Disease Program Director
  • Two Letters of Recommendations from Cardiologists familiar with candidate's work
  • ACLS and BLS Cards copy

 Why Northwestern?

Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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Further program details, including our housestaff ,anual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site. Likewise, we recommend reading through our FREIDA listings (program #154-16-31-017).

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Nishant Verma, MD, MPH

Nishant Verma, MD, MPH

Program Director - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program


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Christine De Luca

Christine De Luca

Division Administrator


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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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