Fogarty Institute for Innovation Launches Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowship
Unique clinical training fellowship provides multi-disciplinary experience and exposure to medical innovation and commercialization

Deadline for applications April 1, 2012

Mountain View, CA - February 6, 2012 -- The Fogarty Institute for Innovation announced today that it has launched its Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowship. This unique, year-long clinical training program for postgraduate physicians, which begins July 1, 2012, will provide Fellows with broad exposure to all aspects of endovascular patient care, with an emphasis on interventional training. Fellows will also engage with the Fogarty Institute's early-stage medical device start-up companies and assist in the process of developing technologies to improve patient care.

"This fellowship provides the next generation of endovascular specialists with experience using state-of-the-art technologies, including PFO and ASD closure, advanced interventional imaging and distal and proximal embolic protection," said James Joye, D.O., director of the Fellowship Program and chief medical officer of the Fogarty Institute. "We are grateful for the generous support provided by the El Camino Hospital Foundation, El Camino Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute and VIVA Physicians to make the fellowship a reality."

In addition to providing a salary and benefits to support the Fellows' education and training, the Fogarty Institute will match each Fellow with clinical advisors from different clinical disciplines, as well as an innovation and entrepreneurship advisor from the Fogarty Institute. During the fellowship, each Fellow will be encouraged to conduct research in their area of interest and author publications based on their findings.

"The addition of the Fellows' clinical perspective to the Fogarty Institute's innovative start-up companies will provide a rich environment, optimal for learning and collaboration," said Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., chairman of the Fogarty Institute.

According to interventional cardiologist Bahman Nouri, M.D., a current Fellow, "The program has really helped me focus on my interventional vascular skills at a volume and tempo I would not have experienced in any other setting."

Criteria for the fellowship include completion of at least one year of specialty training in interventional cardiology, interventional radiology or vascular surgery. Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in their specialty. Interested physicians may apply online by Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Those selected will be notified by the beginning of May.

For fellowship inquiries, contact the Fogarty Institute for Innovation at (650) 962-4560 or

About The Fogarty Institute for Innovation
The Fogarty Institute for Innovation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that serves to energize the process of medical technology innovation. Its educational activities involve teaching the skills and methodology necessary for medical innovators to translate their ideas into new patient therapies. The Institute and its affiliated Taft Center for Clinical Research are located on the campus of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. About the El Camino Hospital Foundation The El Camino Hospital Foundation, in partnership with patients, physicians, employees, community leaders and philanthropists, raises money to help El Camino Hospital best meet the health needs of the community. These funds enable the hospital to offer state-of-the-art care to its patients while underwriting its efforts to provide health services to the economically disadvantaged. The philanthropic partnership enhances the hospital's ability to create a compelling work environment for physicians and staff and offers fulfilling opportunities to donors and volunteers.

About the El Camino Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute
El Camino Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) represents the only truly comprehensive community hospital-based program of its kind in the region for cardiac, vascular, and stroke patients, and is led by cardiovascular specialists who have developed international reputations at the leading edge of cardiac and vascular care. The hallmark of HVI is the collaborative approach its specialists have adopted in order to ensure that their patients receive the most effective, least invasive care, which often involves the use of hybrid procedures that cross specialty lines. It offers a wide range of top-rated cardiac and vascular services from prevention to diagnosis, and from general cardiology to advanced surgery. Its specialists are leaders in electrophysiology and the development of minimally invasive techniques to treat a variety of cardiovascular diseases.

About VIVA Physicians
VIVA Physicians is a not-for-profit physician organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine through interdisciplinary collaboration. While upholding the highest professional and ethical standards, VIVA Physicians concentrates on educational initiatives, novel research design and development, and fostering optimal care across all specialties. VIVA Physicians has defined excellence in professional education in the field of vascular medicine and intervention with the annual conference, VIVA: Vascular InterVentional Advances.

Media Contact:
Sandy Miller
(650) 962-4560

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