Botsford Hospital
28050 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336-5919
(248) 471-8000
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Teaching Faculty
Medical Education: (248) 471-8224
Coordinator: Erica DeSimone

Program Director:

David Gowman, D.O.
32754 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI 48336
(248) 473-4771

Number of Cardiologists on Staff: 15

Fellow Call Schedule: 7

Board Pass Rate: 100%

Program Description

The Cardiology Fellowship Program at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills is a three-year fellowship designed to coordinate the expertise of an osteopathic acute care hospital with the benefits of training in tertiary institutions. There is a significant emphasis on cardiovascular and osteopathic research. We have received ACGME Initial Accreditation.

The program is designed to teach clinical, invasive and noninvasive cardiology. The trainees are expected to develop expertise in left heart cardiac catheterization, right heart catheterization, cardiac biopsies, intra-aortic balloon pump placement, permanent pacing and cardiac electrophysiology. In addition, there is comprehensive training in noninvasive cardiology which includes cardiac EKG analysis, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, stress testing including stress echo and nuclear stress testing. Also trainees develop expertise in specific management of heart failure and are exposed to cardiac transplant patients. We have received ACGME Initial Accreditation.

There is a heavy emphasis on physical examination, bedside cardiology quality assessment and patient care. Trainees have the opportunity to understand appropriate coding guidelines, evaluation and management guidelines and attend lectures in these areas. An evidence-based approach to cardiology is emphasized with understanding of critical pathways, guideline development, algorithm and national guidelines.

There is specific emphasis on osteopathic structural exam and osteopathic manipulative therapy and its relationship to cardiovascular disease. Active research projects are developed to determine how osteopathic manipulative therapy can decrease length of stay and improve the quality of health care for patients with cardiovascular disease.

ACGME Application
Cardiovascular Disease is pleased to announce that they have achieved ACGME Initial Accreditation effective July 1, 2016. Beaumont, Farmington Hills Cardiovascular Disease program is committed to meeting program requirements, as specified by the ACGME.

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