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Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program

  • Program Overview
  • Program Highlights
  • Program Eligibility Criteria

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program

Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program, where we foster a multidisciplinary team approach and patient centered care.

Our mission is to shape the future leaders of cardiovascular care in the UAE and beyond. With a focus on excellence, innovation, respect, and compassion, we invite you to join a dynamic community of healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing cardiovascular medicine.

Program Overview

The Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a comprehensive three-year training program accredited by the Arab Board designed to provide the knowledge, skills and attitude required for a successful leadership career in both academic and clinical practice.

Our state-of-the-art hospital allows us to provide outstanding clinical training throughout the three years of fellowship and allows for our fellows to leave as the best trained cardiologists in the region. The complex cases, procedural volume, dedicated faculty, and available research opportunities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ensure that our fellows receive comprehensive training in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine.

The structure of our fellowship provides the opportunity for each fellow to grow personally and professionally and tailor their experience to their specific interests and goals.

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Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program Highlights

  • Arab Board Accredited: Our fellowship program is recognized and approved by the Arab Board for Health Specializations, ensuring rigorous standards and a pathway to professional excellence.
  • Subspecialty Exposure: Immerse yourself in diverse subspecialties, including our advanced heart failure service taking care of patients with ECMO, LVAD and post heart transplant, structural heart interventions, electrophysiology, multimodality imaging, and cardiac surgery.
  • Multidisciplinary Team Meetings: Engage in collaborative decision-making through regular multidisciplinary team meetings, fostering teamwork and a holistic approach to patient care.
  • Comprehensive Didactic: Benefit from a robust didactic curriculum to provide a strong clinical foundation in cardiovascular medicine via active participation in ECG, Echo, Cath, journal club, guidelines updates and board review conferences.
  • Simulation Lab: Hone your skills in our state-of-the-art simulation lab, providing a realistic environment for hands-on learning and procedural practice.
  • Mentorship: Receive personalized guidance and support from experienced mentors who are leaders in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Our mentorship program is designed to nurture your professional growth, provide career insights and enhance your overall fellowship experience.
  • Research Opportunities: Explore various research initiatives and contribute to advancements in cardiovascular medicine. Our program offers dedicated research electives. Our team presents at major national and international scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Over the last two years, we have published more than 100 manuscripts.
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Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program Eligibility Criteria

  • Completion of the Internal Medicine Residency Program is required to join the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program.
  • To be in good standing.
  • To have passed all the required Board examinations as per the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi regulations.
  • Cumulative medical school Grade Point Average (GPA) of greater than or equal to 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale), or its equivalent.
  • Fulfilment of licensure requirements as set by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.
  • Fulfilment of MEAD criteria as per the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.

Number of fellows per year: 3.

How to Apply

You must apply through the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi application and match the process called ‘MEAD’. For more information on the required documents, timelines and process, visit: Medical Fellowship Program (


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