Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and Pulmonary Hypertension Senior Fellowship Program

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The advanced fellowship program in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and pulmonary hypertension is a two-year multi-institutional program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The program accepts 2 fellows each year. This program places candidates on a career pathway that gives them a solid foundation and accomplishment for program building and leadership in the field of ACHD. The ACGME approved ACHD fellowship is designed as a two-year curriculum and meets the requirements set forth by the ABIM and ABMS to allow fellows to be Board-eligible for ACHD specialty certification. The goal of the fellowship is to train leaders in the field of adult congenital heart disease, with an emphasis on clinical excellence, innovative research, and education. The clinical program includes training in outpatient and inpatient care with collaboration of multidisciplinary programs including pulmonary vascular disease, advanced heart failure, aortic conditions and connective tissue disorders, electrophysiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, quality initiatives and pregnancy and cardiovascular disease. Fellows actively participate in dedicated conferences to discuss management issues in ACHD patients. To apply to the ACHD senior fellowship program, you may download application here.

Timeline for application and selection:

  1. Deadline for completed application: October 1st (for fellowships beginning July 1st of the following year)
  2. Interviews: November
  3. Final selection: December


Claudia Lywood
Program Administration Manager
Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Cardiology, BACH
300 Longwood Avenue, Bader 202 Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 355-6508; Fax: (617) 730 7540

Julie Beckerdite, MBA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
75 Francis Street Boston, MA 02120
Tel: (617) 732-7144; Fax: (617) 732-7134

Anne Marie Valente, MD
ACHD Senior Fellowship Director
Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Cardiology 
300 Longwood Avenue, Bader 202 Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 355-6508; Fax: (617) 730-7540

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
ACHD Senior Fellowship Associate Director
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 643-7024; Fax: (617) 643-3963

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