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Current Training Opportunities

Northwestern University Fellowship Program in Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis

The overarching goal of the Northwestern University Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Fellowship Program is to offer an innovative research and clinical skills training program that provides high-quality mentoring to enable an early-career trainee with the resources and skills to embark on a career in clinical care and investigation of transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis. Read our flyer for more information.

  • Clinical Care: To provide an immersive clinical experience at Northwestern Medicine and the Northwestern University Multidisciplinary Amyloidosis Program (NU-MAP).
  • Research: To provide the trainee with the resources and mentoring to complete an independent research project, abstract presentation(s) and first-authored research publication(s).
  • Data Science: To provide the trainee with cutting edge training in data science methodology (machine learning, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics).
  • Career Mentoring: To provide the trainee with guidance to foster a strong academic career focused on cardiac amyloidosis.
  • Collaborative: A multidisciplinary team of specialists will provide additional mentorship to the trainee with multiple perspectives of the diagnosis and management of all aspects of cardiac amyloidosis.
  • Commitment: 12-month fully immersive fellowship.
  • Salary: This is a funded fellowship position, with full salary support for the 12-month training period.
  • Start date: July 1, 2022

Fellowship Mentors & Sponsors

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA
Vice Dean, Diversity & Inclusion
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Associate Director Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine

Sanjiv J. Shah, MD, FAHA, FACC, FASE
Stone Endowed Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine
Director of Research, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Center for Deep Phenotyping and Precision
Therapeutics, Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Ike S. Okwuosa, MD
Assistant Dean of Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Infiltrative & Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy Program
Advanced Heart Failure &Transplant Cardiology
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a cardiology fellowship or have graduated from a cardiology fellowship by July 1, 2022, in order to be eligible for this fellowship training program.

If interested, please send your CV and a 1-2 page personal statement to Sue Lehrer, RN, BCVI Cardiomyopathy Program Coordinator ( by March 31, 2022.