Cardiology Fellowship

Learn About Our Comprehensive Education Program

At Saint Vincent Hospital, we have been offering high-quality health care to the central Massachusetts area for more than 100 years. This includes offering comprehensive cardiovascular care. We’re proud to offer a cardiology fellowship program to help prepare leaders in the cardiovascular care community.

Program Overview

Our ACGME-accredited general cardiology and interventional cardiology programs provide a rich clinical experience through our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories, including a new hybrid catheterization lab that opened in 2013, and noninvasive echocardiography lab where 2-D and 3-D studies, TEEs, exercise stress and dobutamine stress echocardiography are routinely performed. In addition, we have a busy inpatient consult service, electrophysiology service where a variety of ablations and device implants occur, active CCU service with daily teaching rounds and electives in congenital heart disease at Massachusetts General Hospital and on the consult service at the West Roxbury VA.

How to Apply

Call (508) 363-6162 to learn more about our program.

Additional Information

Our flexible elective structure gives fellows the opportunity to tailor education to your interests, whether it’s advanced cardiac imaging, heart failure/transplant, vascular medicine or basic science research. Fellows are able to take full advantage of clinical experiences at any of the tertiary care centers in Boston. In addition, we have a daily noon educational conference, weekly cath conference and an outside speaker program, which has featured leaders in cardiovascular medicine who lecture on cutting-edge topics.   

Our fellows graduate with the confidence that comes from close faculty mentorship and comprehensive clinical experience. We have an outstanding pass rate for the ABIM Cardiovascular Disease (general cardiology) exam. Additionally, fellows routinely take, and pass, the certifying exams from the National Board of Echocardiography and Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Cardiovascular Fellowship Leadership

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Mark J. Kranis, DO, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS

Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Education MS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA

Education: BA, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

DO: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, MA

Fellowship: Saint Vincent Hospital, MA

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Joseph G. Kirkpatrick, Jr., MD, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS

Medical Director, Cardiovascular Medicine, CCU and Non Invasive Cardiology

Education: BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MD: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University, PA

Residency: Roger Williams General Hospital, RI

Fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital, RI

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Philip J. Podrid, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Education: BS, New York University, NY

MD: New York University, NY

Internship: Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York

Residency: New York University, Bellevue Hospital, NY

Fellowship: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA

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Saif Anwaruddin, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Medical Director, Invasive and Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine and Structural Heart Disease

Education: BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, MA

Fellowships: Cleveland Clinic, OH

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Joseph C. Hannan, MD, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS

Program Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Education: BS, Pace University of New York Dyson School of Arts and Science

MD: State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Residency: St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, NY

Fellowship: St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, NY

Fellowship: Emory University Hospital, GA

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Douglas W. Laidlaw, MD, FHRS

Clinical Associate Tufts University of Medicine

Medical Director, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services

Education: BS, College of the Holy Cross, MA

MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University

Residency: Hospital of the University of PA

Fellowships: Tufts Medical Center, MA

Cardiology Fellows

PGY 6

Abhishek Bose MD

Class of 2021: PGY 6, Chief Fellow

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Residency: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Fellowship: Geriatrics-Upstate Medical University. Syracuse, NY

Career Interest: Academics, Electrophysiology

Ahmed Bakhit MD

Class of 2021: PGY 6

Medical School: University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan

Residency: Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship: Echocardiography, VA West Roxbury, MA

Career Interest: Academics, Intervention

 

Hafiz U. Ghafoor MD

Class of 2021: PGY 6

Medical School: Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

Residency: University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Career Interest: Intervention

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Amr El-Meligy MD

Class of 2021: PGY 6

Medical School: Cairo University

Residency: Memorial Hospital, Providence, RI

Career Interest: Intervention

PGY 5

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Boskey Patel DO

Class of 2022: PGY 5

Medical School: UNECOM, Biddeford, ME

Residency: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Fellowship: Echocardiography, VA West Roxbury, MA

Career Interest: Interventional cardiac critical care, Academics, Preventive Cardiology

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Hafiz Hamza Khalid MD

Class of 2022: PGY 5

Medical School: Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

Residency: University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne, IL

Career Interest: Intervention

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Qiying Dai MD

Class of 2022: PGY 5

Medical School: Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Residency: Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, MA

Career Interest: Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Vibha Amblihalli MD MPH

Class of 2022: PGY 5

Medical School: Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India

MPH: University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: General Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging

PGY 4

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Ayita Ray MD

Class of 2023: PGY 4

Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College, K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Still exploring

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Ibragim Al-Seykal MD

Class of 2023: PGY 4

Medical School: I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Electrophysiology

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Nitish Sharma MD

Class of 2023: PGY 4

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, India

Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital (Chief Resident), Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Academics, Intervention

Yash-Jobanputra-MD
Yash Jobanputra MD

Class of 2023: PGY 4

Medical School: RCSM Govt. Medical College, India

Residency: University of Miami-JFK Medical Center, Palm Beach, FL

Research Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Career Interest: Intervention, Structural

PGY 7

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Sayf Altabaqchali MD

Class of 2021: PGY 7, Intervention Fellow

Medical School: Al-Nahrain University School of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq

Residency: Crittenton Hospital, Wayne State University, Rochester Hills, MI

Fellowship: Vascular Medicine-Oschner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Fellowship:General Cardiology-Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Academics, Structural

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Zienab Sawan MD

Class of 2021: PGY 7, Intervention Fellow

Medical School: King Abdulaziz University, School of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Fellowship: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Career Interest: Private practice

 

Cardiovascular Fellowship Graduates

2020 Graduates

  • North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA
  • Cedars Heart Clinic, Chandler, AZ
  • Grand Strand Heart & Vascular, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

2019 Graduates

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • Private Practice, Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

2018 Graduates

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Harrington Healthcare System, Southbridge, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

2017 Graduates

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Clinical & Research Fellow at the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Mass General Hospital,
  • Saint Vincent Physician Services Inc., Cardiology Group, Worcester, MA

2016 Graduates

  • Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer, MA
  • Hartford Health Care, Heart & Vascular Institute Willimantic, CT
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ