Education and Training

Medical Student and Resident Electives

Each month, medical students and/or residents are welcome to rotate through pediatric cardiology. Their experience is tailored to their interests but is primarily focused on the outpatient setting. At the start of the rotation, all students and residents will go through a brief orientation and receive a personalized binder with the latest articles and information in the field of pediatric cardiology. Each resident/student is expected to participate in daily ICU and inpatient floor rounds and then finish the day in the outpatient clinics. Specific days are set aside each week for the student/resident to spend time in the echocardiography or catheterization laboratory. Under attending supervision, they will learn the basics of echocardiography and observe interventional and diagnostic cath procedures as well as EP studies and ablations.  

Each student or resident is expected to develop a basic understanding about the evaluation and management of both inpatient and outpatient pediatric cardiology medical and surgical patients. 

Please contact Dr. Zeb Spector (, Pediatric Cardiology Education Manager, if you have questions or need additional information.

Fellowship Program

The goal of the Duke Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program is to train future leaders who will provide expert, compassionate care for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as advance the field through a lifetime of thoughtful inquisition and research. Fellows train directly under a diverse faculty with a great depth of experience. Particular strengths of the program include: 

  • Interventional catheterization
  • Electrophysiology
  • Non-invasive imaging, including cardiac MRI and CT
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Heart failure and cardiac transplant
  • Health care delivery and outcomes research
  • Molecular biology and translational investigation   

Of the three years of required training in Pediatric Cardiology, a minimum of 24 months are spent in the clinical arena and 12 months are available for research. While patient care and introductory clinical research skills are taught to all fellows, basic science training is available, as is advanced training in clinical research. 

Please contact Dr. M. Jay Campbell (, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Director, if you have questions or need additional information.