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Cardiology Fellowship

The Cardiology fellowship is a 3 year subspecialty program.

As of January 31, 2011, Grandview Medical Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI.

As of January 28, 2011, Southview Medical Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center.

Program Director

Robert Bulow, DO
Board Certified Cardiology/Electrophysiology
Medical Education, 405 W. Grand Ave., Dayton, OH 45405
Phone: (800) 497-1559
Fax: (937) 723-5017


Approved: 6
Funded: 4
Filled: 1 OGME4, 1 OGME5, 2 OGME6

Program Description

The Grandview Medical Center Cardiology Residency Program is a fully accredited AOA residency program, dedicated to providing high-quality cardiology training under the direction of Robert E. Bulow, D.O., Program Director, and faculty. The main campus is located at Grandview/Southview hospitals. Satellite facilities include other local, accredited training sites as well as large tertiary care referral sites throughout the state of Ohio.

The program is three years in duration, with six total positions available (two positions per year of training). The institution is able to provide sufficient patient load with diverse pathology to properly train six residents, including both hospitalized and ambulatory patients, to allow for the resident’s progressive management of patients. All cardiology residents will also have opportunities to maintain their skills in general internal medicine, as well as in those aspects of cardiology that relate to internal medicine.

The didactic and clinical curriculum is competency-based, including the integration of the osteopathic principles and practice. Didactic sessions include lectures, literature review, weekly cath conferences, and participation in morning report and grand rounds. Successful completion of the program will lead to Board eligibility in Cardiology via the AOBIM.


Rotational experiences will encompass all areas of cardiology training and will generally follow the AOA and COCATS rotational guidelines, including:

8 Months Clinical Cardiology: Including active inpatient management and consultation, four months ICU/CCU.

4 Months Echocardiography: Including performance and interpretation of 2 D-M Mode and color flow Doppler, nuclear medicine, peripheral vascular, etc.

4 Months Stress Testing: Including exposure to physiologic and pharmacologic (Dobutamine, Persantine, Adenosine) modalities, echo and nuclear imaging techniques.

6 Months Cardiac Cath Labs: Including RHC, LHC, interventional techniques, IABP, and endomyocardial biopsy.

2 Months Electrophysiologic Studies: Including Pacemaker implantation, follow-up, programmed ventricular stimulation studies and exposure to radio-frequency ablation and AICDs.

12 Months Research and Specialized Areas of Training: Including additional noninvasive imaging, cath, echo, nuclear; preventative cardiology, congenital heart disease, lipids, cardiology, transplant, pediatric, rehab, and peripheral vascular issues.

2 Months Vacation/Conference: during the course of three-year training, residents will be allowed up to 20 days per year of vacation/personal leave time, and will additionally be allowed to participate in program-sanctioned educational conferences. Funding for these events will be contingent on the nature and timing of the conferences.

Outpatient Clinic: One half-day per week

Research is encouraged throughout the entire 3-year fellowship, and the fellow will participate in active ongoing research projects with which the Cardiology Division is involved. An entire month block of time is also to be set aside to allow the fellow to compile and complete a selected research project.

Electives are in blocks of 4 weeks, to be spent training in the discipline of cardiovascular disease. This may include a wide spectrum of topics in the field. The elective may be spent within the institution (Grandview/Southview) or at an outside facility. The elective is subject to approval by the Program Director.

In addition, regularly scheduled didactic sessions and conferences will be conducted by the Cardiology Faculty and in conjunction with the Dept. of Internal Medicine, including Board Review, Grand Rounds, Journal Club, and an Evidence-Based Medicine forum. Special sessions focusing on the business of medicine will also be regularly available. Residents will also be expected to participate in the teaching of junior residents and medical students, and to give clinical presentations to audiences on cardiology topics. Educational programs will be held weekly and attendance records kept, documenting the full participation of the resident, program leadership and supporting staff and faculty.


ICU/CCU 2 mos. 1 mo. 1 mo.
CONSULT 2 mos. 1 mo. 1 mo.
ECHO 1 mo. 2 mos. 1 mo.
STRESS LAB/ECG 2 mos. 1 mo. 1 mo.
CATH 3 mos. 2 mos. 1 mo.
EP/DEVICE 1 mo. 1 mo. --
PEDIATRIC -- 1 mo. --
CHF/TRANSPLANT 1 mo. -- --
PERIPHERAL -- 1 mo. --
ELECTIVE -- 1 mo. 6 mos.
RESEARCH -- -- 1 mo.


  • Cath Conference – weekly on Fridays, 7-8 a.m. in OU Classroom. Presentation of cases incorporating history, physical exam, non-invasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.
  • Cardiology Journal Club – weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Weekly review of articles which are felt to have significant impact on the cardiovascular sciences, or quality review articles.
  • Internal Medicine Journal Club – monthly on third Tuesday from 6:30 – 9 p.m. A monthly EBM journal club for a variety of general internal medicine topics.
  • Monthly specialty lecture – cardiovascular topic to be reviewed and discussed. May include invited speakers and staff physicians.
  • Participation in Internal Medicine Didactic Block as rotation allows – weekly on Weds a.m. from 8 – 12. Recurring didactic block includes review of ICU/CCU, MKSAP, Board Review, Harrison’s, Professionalism and Communication
    Skills, Evidence-Based Medicine workshops.
  • Participation in morning report, noon lectures and grand rounds as rotation allows.
  • Participation in weekly “business of medicine” and practice management training as rotation allows.
  • Fellows to teach and participate in the training of IM residents, interns and students on cardiology topics.
  • Integration of osteopathic principles and OMT via interface with OMM consult service and faculty dedicated for this teaching purpose.

Grandview Medical Education

405 W Grand Ave
Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 723-3248
(800) 497-1559

Fax: (937) 723-5017

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