HonorHealth Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

The Cardiovascular Disease fellowship program at HonorHealth recently received ACGME accreditation and will be recruiting the first class of fellows, starting 2019. The program is designed to train the fellows in all aspects of clinical practice: from diagnosis to treatment, research and scholarly activity, and concepts of high value, innovative, cost effective medicine and patient centered care. The program is accredited by the ACMGE and led by Dr. David Rizik. Dr. Rizik, an Interventional Cardiologist is the Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Structural & Coronary Interventions at HonorHealth.

The cardiovascular disease training program provides a structured and fellow-centered experience. Inclusive of but not exclusive to echocardiography; nuclear medicine; Cardiac CT and MRI; invasive cardiology including structural exposure; electrophysiology; cardiac intensive care; venous disease; adult congenital disease; cardio-oncology; and heart failure/transplant. The goal of the fellowship program is to provide a clinically and academically rigorous educational environment for fellows to obtain the skillset required to become outstanding clinicians. The program is designed following recommendations outlined in the American College of Cardiology Core Cardiology Training Statement (COCATS 4).

Fellows will spend 34 months on clinical rotations. The rotations are organized in 4 week blocks. Research and Outpatient continuity clinic are longitudinal experiences. Fellows will have the option to design their electives to pursue training in their field of specialization.


Applications are now being accepted. You can complete the application form.

Clinical training sites

  • HonorHealth Thompson Peak Medical Center
  • HonorHealth Shea Medical Center
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Heart Center
  • HonorHealth Medical Group (Shea and John C. Lincoln sites)
  • HonorHealth Cardiovascular Institute (Heart Group Shea, John C. Lincoln, and Deer Valley sites)
  • Mayo Clinic

Core rotations

  • In-patient Education
  • Active Cardiac Surgery
  • Congenital Heart
  • Ambulatory
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Consult
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography
  • Non-invasive Cardiology
  • Cardiac CT, and Cardiac MRI
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Outpatient Cardiac Continuity
  • Congenital and Structural Heart Disease
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Elective rotations

  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional
  • Transplant
  • Heart Failure


David Rizik, MD

David Rizik, MD
HonorHealth Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Director