Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship

Todd Koelling, MD
Todd Koelling, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Cardiology Fellowship program.

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center's Heart Failure program serves patients with acute and chronic heart failure, and provides evaluation and management for patients requiring durable ventricular assist devices and cardiac transplantation. Our physicians also have extensive expertise in caring for patients with many varieties of cardiomyopathy and are national leaders in the circulatory support and heart transplantation.

We offer:

  • Expert medical management for the treatment of heart failure
  • Access to advanced surgical care where indicated
  • A range of heart-assisting technology
  • Comprehensive, patient-centric rehabilitation programs
  • A post-transplant tele-management team of nurses, and an Inpatient team of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to assure safe, collaborative, team-base care

Our team is focused on quality patient care, which has earned us several national recognitions. As a result, U-M heart failure and heart transplant patients can be confident that they are receiving the best possible care when they need it most.

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Thank you for your interest in the Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship is a 1 year ACGME accredited program. Potential trainees must complete three years of general cardiology training in the United States to be considered.

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website.

We will be interviewing for two fellows in the Fall of 2022 for a July 1, 2023 start date. Applications will only be accepted via ERAS. All interviews will be virtual.

Messages From Our Leaders

A Message From the Program Director

The Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant training program at the University of Michigan has as its principal goal the training of academically oriented physicians to assume their roles as future leaders in investigative and clinical cardiology. Central to this purpose is the exposure of trainees to the concepts, approaches, and techniques that represent the latest advances in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular sciences in order to prepare them to work at the forefront of their chosen field of investigation. The University of Michigan can provide you with such opportunities. The facilities here at University of Michigan are state of the art. At the conclusion of the training, fellows will be eligible for certification in the subspecialty, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.

Cardiovascular medicine has a broad-based patient population and a commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. Cardiovascular medicine has a number of internationally known faculty members in various fields of basic and clinical cardiovascular research. It is our goal to be a leader in academic cardiology through the development of our unique training programs and cutting-edge research programs. Take a look at our program and see how we can help you become a well rounded clinician, education and researcher.


Todd Koelling, MD
Director, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship


A Message From the Clinical Director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Kim Eagle, MD

Dear Doctor,

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship. I am confident that you will find our fellowship to be an exceptional training environment. We espouse a unique patient-centered and quality-focused approach to cardiovascular care. Our state-of-the-art facility, the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, is designed to promote an integrated approach to care that encourages respect, compassion, collaboration, and seamless outstanding care delivery.

Fellows at the University of Michigan have a wealth of resources for both clinical and research development at their disposal and our goal is to help fellows reach their clinical and academic potential. The University of Michigan has a long history of cultivating innovation in cardiovascular care, and training leaders in the field of heart failure and heart trasplant. We look forward to meeting you, and wish you the best of success in your cardiology training.


Kim Eagle, MD


A Message From the Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

David Pinsky, MD

Dear Doctor,

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship. At Michigan, we are at the forefront of providing exceptional care to our patients and advancing cardiovascular science. We are extremely enthusiastic about training leaders who will shape the future of cardiovascular care.

At the University of Michigan, we have abundant resources available to develop the careers of our fellows. Our outstanding Heart FailureDivision, combined with a strong department, health system, and university provide an exceptional training environment.

We invite you to explore the opportunities at Michigan, and wish you the best of success in your career.


David J. Pinsky, MD
J. Griswold Ruth M.D. & Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Founding Scholar A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center


  • Our program has 2-3 fellows per year that rotate through a variety of clinical experiences. The following is a typical break down of time spent:
    • Inpatient service, 19 weeks
      • Heart failure/post-transplant service
      • Ventricular assist device service
    • Ambulatory care + procedures (blended experience), 29 weeks
      • Heart failure and transplant clinic
      • Ventricular assist device clinic
      • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction clinic
      • Inherited cardiomyopathy clinic
      • Pulmonary hypertension clinic
      • Cardiac device clinic
      • Cardiac surgery clinic (with time in operating room)
      • Right heart catheterization lab
      • Research
    • Vacation, 4 weeks
  • In addition to our clinical experiences, we have a formal education academic half day which includes:
    • Clinical quality meetings
    • Research conference
    • Journal clubs
    • Biopsy and pathology conference
    • Core didactic series
    • Transplant and VAD listing meeting



Lindsey Aurora, MD

Lindsey Aurora, MD
Med School: Wayne State University
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital

Daniel Perry, MD

Daniel Perry, MD
Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: University of Michigan


Contact Us

Melissa Rice, Program Coordinator
Michigan Medicine
2396A CVC, SPC 5853
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5853

Phone:  (734) 936-5265
[email protected]