Fellows in the Categorical Fellowship Program at Cincinnati Children’s are exposed to a wide range of clinical and research experiences. The 36-month program prepares them for successful careers as clinicians, researchers and leaders in the cardiology community. Roles and responsibilities transition over the course of training, with the first year primarily focused on acquisition of clinical skills, the second year on advancing clinical responsibility as well as significant protected research time and the final year predominantly dedicated to research, with the opportunity for clinical activities tailored to the fellow’s individual training goals.

Our fellowship program supports a robust offering of clinical and didactic conferences on a wide variety of cardiovascular-related topics. Speakers include Heart Institute faculty, faculty from other divisions at Cincinnati Children's& and visiting professors from across the country and around the world. A core curriculum series is presented every July to provide first year fellows with basic pediatric cardiology knowledge for a smooth transition from residency to fellowship. Introductory lectures on research topics, including how to select a mentor and design a fellowship research project, are offered early in the academic year. The fellowship lecture series content is coordinated with pediatric cardiology board topics to ensure comprehensive didactic instruction over the course of core training.