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Program Overview

MedStar Health

MedStar Health was founded 1999 and is the largest health care system in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is a not-for-profit organization and is one of the top 10 health systems in U.S. for GME, based out of Georgetown School of Medicine. MedStar operates 10 Hospitals in Baltimore/DC region, has multiple institutes for clinical care and research, as well many community-based outpatient clinics, offices, and care centers for primary care, urgent care, and medical/surgical specialties. It services not only the cities of DC and Baltimore, but the entire region, including most of the state of Maryland as well as northern Virginia.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The Hospital Center was founded in 1958 and is the Flagship Hospital for MedStar Health. It is at 926 bed facility which is home to the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. It is also the home of the MedStar Washington Cancer Institute and houses a Level I Trauma Center.

MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute

MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute was created in 2010, thus integrating all cardiovascular care and combining the faculty of MWHC with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. This integration was the first step in regionalization of cardiovascular care throughout the MedStar Health network. The MHVI heart hospital is a 194 bed “hospital within a hospital” at MWHC. It houses 44 CVICU beds, a 30 bed Advanced Heart Failure IMC, and four 30-bed cardiac telemetry units for care of medical and surgical cardiovascular patients. It is home to the large volume cardiac catheterization laboratory in the U.S. for the past two decades and has one of the top three largest volume cardiac surgery practices in the nation.

As the largest cardiovascular referral center in the region, MHVI offers fellows the opportunity to treat patients who exhibit unusual and complex manifestations of advanced heart disease. Our program emphasizes accurate ambulatory and bedside clinical diagnosis, and appropriate use of diagnostic studies. It combines this information into a well-communicated consultation, with sensitivity to each patient.

The MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute provides broad exposure to all areas of advanced heart failure in an academic environment that focuses on patient-centered care. Developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes leading to proficiency in all areas of clinical competency requires our fellows to assume personal responsibility for the care of each patient.

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Georgetown SOM is the academic partner for the MedStar Health system. Georgetown SOM was founded in 1851, and the Georgetown University Hospital has been part of the MedStar system since 2000. The cardiology faculty combined with MWHC in 2003, seven years prior to the creation of MHVI. Georgetown SOM is the center of the GME consortium for all of MedStar Health and is the home of the MedStar Transplant Institute.

Advanced Heart Failure Program

The advanced heart failure program at the hospital center has been taking care of patients for well over 30 years. The first heart transplant was performed on May 22, 1987. We have averaged 18 transplants annually for the past seven years and are UNOS accredited in good standing. We have implanted around 80 LVADs annually for the past seven years. Our AHF Fellowship was ACGME accredited in 2013.