Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Fellowship

Marty Tam, MD
Marty Tam, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Cardiology Fellowship program. The University of Michigan Health’s heart failure program has extensive expertise serving a diverse patient population living with heart failure conditions and cardiomyopathies.

Fellows that train in our program will get a comprehensive education on the management of acute and chronic heart failure, cardiogenic shock, temporary mechanical circulatory support devices, durable left ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation, cardiac sarcoidosis, cardiac amyloidosis, inherited cardiomyopathies, and pulmonary hypertension. Fellows will interact with national and international leaders in the field through clinical and research opportunities, and will contribute to our dedicated team of physicians and surgeons, advanced practice providers, nurses, exercise physiologists, pharmacists, pathologists, and support staff. The education of our fellows is paramount and we work to ensure an experience that is comprehensive and tailored to individual needs.


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

We will be interviewing for two fellows in the fall of 2023 for a July 1, 2024 start date. Applications will only be accepted via ERAS. All interviews will be virtual.


  • Our program has two fellows per year that rotate through a variety of clinical experiences. The following are typical experiences during training.
    • Heart failure/post-transplant service
    • Ventricular assist device service
    • 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
  • 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



Mitha Naik, MD

Mitha Naik, MD
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College Manipal, India
Residency: Allegheny Health Network
Fellowship: Allegheny Health Network

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

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

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