Fellowship Pediatrics Cardiology
 

​​Paediatric Cardiology 

Paediatric Cardiology is a highly specialized subspecialty of Paediatrics. The importance emerges from the high incidence of congenital and acquired disorders of the cardiovascular system found in children. Its importance at the present time is also because of the paucity of paediatric cardiologists in the country. The growing clinical need for this intensive field has led to the establishment of a fellowship programme in paediatric cardiology. The primary goal of the programme is to prepare individuals for a career in academic paediatric cardiology. Individuals are chosen for the programme that will pursue creative, scholarly endeavours to advance the science and practice of paediatric cardiology.

Training Structure and Organization

The fellowship programme is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons. It spans three years during which the fellow undergoes structured in-depth training. The fellow rotates primarily in general paediatric cardiology, cardiac catheterization, and cardiac imaging or echocardiography. Besides these, modules for adult cardiology, cardiac intensive care and cardiac surgery are also incorporated for a more panoramic experience of the field. External electives are mandatory to glean experience from presentations of cardiac disease in other institutions as well. In addition to the fellow’s responsibilities in inpatient and outpatient services, he or she will also teaching assignments, contribute to journal clubs and other specialty meetings and forums.  Further, publication of two clinical studies in a PMDC approved journal is a prerequisite for the completion of the programme.

Goals & Objectives 

The primary goal of the programme is to prepare individuals for a career in academic paediatric cardiology. Alongside investigational tools, proficiency in medical, surgical and intensive care management of different cardiac diseases and technical dexterity in both invasive and noninvasive procedures will be achieved. 

Eligibility 

  • MBBS or equivalent degree approved by PM&DC
  • One year of house job or internship
  • Three years Paediatric training/residency
  • FCPS (Paediatrics)

Programme Faculty

Dr. Babar Hasan
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr. Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed
Hussain Lalji Dewraj Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr. Saleem Akhtar
Senior Instructor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr. Nadeem Aslam
Senior Instructor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health


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