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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School is a comprehensive three-year program designed to generate future leaders in clinical cardiology. Our fellowship is built on the foundation of a leading-edge medical school, top-tier research university and one of Central Texas’s largest hospital systems — Seton Healthcare Family, part of Ascension.

As a new medical school created in partnership with our community and built on the foundation of The University of Texas, Dell Medical School and its programs are committed to educating leaders to transform health and care. Notably, the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is the first fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine, but builds upon the foundation of the already strong Internal Medicine Residency training program that has existed for several decades

The program provides a clinically rigorous curriculum in general cardiology followed by time in the second two years for electives and research. Our training meets all the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Cardiology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Applicants can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

The design of the program is to train clinically excellent cardiologists who provide personalized care to the patient, with commitment to research and ingenuity to the health care system.

Clay Cauthen, M.D., Program Director

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship is housed within with the Department of Internal Medicine.

Training Facilities

Fellows train at Austin’s premier cardiology hospital — Seton Medical Center — and the Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Along with Dell Medical School, Dell Seton anchors Austin’s growing health district.

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Seton Medical Center is an epicenter for cardiac care in Austin with the largest left ventricular assist device, transplant and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation programs in Central Texas. The Seton Heart Institute offers some of the most advanced and comprehensive heart care in Central Texas. Cardiology specialists utilize the latest technology available to diagnose and treat all types of heart conditions.

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Dell Seton Medical Center is a 211-bed Level 1 Trauma teaching hospital and is the primary home for the residency training programs for Dell Medical School. Operated by Ascension’s Seton Healthcare Family, the medical center is part of a growing health district in downtown Austin. Cardiology supports multiple subspecialty services in addition to the complex medical illnesses of our diverse patient population. From cardiac screening to emergency heart care, Dell Seton is focused on comprehensive cardiac care for Central Texas.

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The Southeast Health & Wellness Center (SEHWC) owned and operated by Central Health and CommUnityCare is the result of a collaborative effort with the Southeast Austin community. Designed to serve the uninsured and underinsured residents of Travis County, the SEHWC is open to all members of the community. Specialty outpatient services include cardiology, pulmonology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology. The site hosts training programs and is an ambulatory training facility for the internal medicine residency.

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The Veterans Health Care System’s Austin Outpatient Clinic is an ambulatory facility providing services that include primary care, medical subspecialties, mental health, social work, rehab and dental care to veterans in Travis County. The clinic is part of the Central Texas VA and hosts the ambulatory training experience for a number of internal medicine residents, including the new Primary Care track.