Albany Medical Center
Albany Medical Center's Interventional Cardiology fellowship program carries out its mission to educate fellows in Interventional Cardiology as an integral component of an accredited sub-specialty fellowship of cardiovascular disease. The program is organized to provide training and experience at sufficient levels to ensure competency as an Interventional cardiologist.
At every stage of the Interventional Cardiology program, fellows are trained not only to provide the best clinical care for their patients with acute or chronic cardiovascular disease, but also acquire the personal skills and attitudes needed to care for patients with serious, and sometimes life-threatening cardiac dysfunction. The fellows learn that it is essential for the physician to recognize, acknowledge, and to help assuage a patient's (and/or his or her family's) apprehension and fears that may arise from these serious illnesses, and the therapies proposed to treat them. The psychological aspect of their education is considered critical and is ongoing throughout the fellow's training.