Division of Cardiology

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Cardiology at Penn State College of Medicine

The Division of Cardiology aims to provide the highest quality cardiovascular care, perform leading-edge cardiology research and train the cardiologists of tomorrow as part of the division’s commitment to the Department of Medicine, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute and Penn State Health.

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The Division of Cardiology has been a leader in cardiovascular care, research and the education of future cardiology leaders for over 50 years. The division has over 40 faculty members dedicated to the study, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Our division offers the latest state-of-the-art care in interventional cardiology, structural heart diseases, cardiac electrophysiology, adult congenital heart diseases, cardiac transplantation and mechanical support of heart failure, and cardiac imaging. Many of our faculty are internationally recognized for their contributions to patient care, clinical innovation, education and leadership in national societies. We have trained over 200 cardiologists and subspecialists during the last 50 years in our training programs.

Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Associate Medical Director and Vice-Chair of Operations, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

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Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Division Chief

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Education in Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology’s educational mission is to educate and train cardiology fellows, internal medicine residents and medical students to become physician leaders in the future. We also are committed to training graduate students and paramedical students in nursing, pharmacology and other associated professional areas. Our largest commitment continues to be the training of cardiology fellows in our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved programs in Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology. We have plans to expand ACGME fellowships in Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation and Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the near future.

The division runs daily teaching conferences including Cardiology Grand Rounds, HVI Grand Rounds, and conferences in echocardiography, electrocardiography, interventional cardiology, mortality and morbidity, basic research, core curriculum and journal clubs. Training of internal medicine residents predominantly occurs on the cardiology acute and consultation services. In addition, the division takes regular rotations teaching at Medicine Grand Rounds, noon conferences and ECG conference. The Cardiology Division is actively involved in student teaching during all 4 years.

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Affiliations and Sections

  • Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Transplantation/Mechanical Cardiovascular Support
  • Cardio-oncology with Penn State Cancer Institute
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diagnostic Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Adult Echocardiography Lab
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Pacing and Electrocardiography
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology
  • Vascular Services/Division of Vascular Surgery
  • Intensivist Services
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • HVI Education
  • HVI Quality
  • HVI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Vascular Laboratory

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