Learn From The Leaders in Heart Health

Evolve your techniques to the level necessary to care for the most complex vascular patients
Based on the tremendous innovations made by cardiologists treating coronary artery disease, great progress has been made applying endovascular techniques to the treatment of vascular and structural heart disease. Although many cardiovascular physicians possess the skills to perform these procedures, there seems to be insufficient means by which these physicians can obtain the advanced training necessary to evolve their techniques to the level necessary to care for the most complex vascular patients.

The Physicians at Prairie Cardiovascular continue to set the pace in these fields with innovative research and ongoing physician education. For many years our faculty has participated in training other physicians in the fields of vascular and endovascular medicine. We continue to see an unmet need for physician training in these fields as well as Structural Heart Disease. In an effort to meet this need, we have established a multi-disciplinary training program for physicians to develop advanced skills in the fields of Vascular Medicine, Endovascular Medicine, Structural Heart Disease and Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions.

Physicians may apply for one to six month training positions. For physicians able to to dedicate an entire year to their advanced training we continue to accept applications for one position beginning every July.

Vascular Medicine

Including non-invasive vascular imaging

Structural Heart Disease

Including TAVR, Mitra-Clip, and Watchman

Endovascular Medicine

Including AAA and both upper and lower peripheral interventions

Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions

Training in complex chronic coronary total occlusion intervention

Learn more about each fellowship and how to apply.

Register for a Fellowship

We provide an exceptional teaching and learning environment in which fellows receive a tremendous hands-on experience.  One, two or three-month positions are available for qualified applicants. Tuition is $10,000 a month and you must provide malpractice insurance.

Moonlight While Learning

We understand that it is difficult to take time away from your practice to complete your training. We are now offering a moonlighting opportunity with Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants in Springfield, Illinois. Take general and/or interventional call, with us, on the weekends during your training fellowship and supplement your income. Please contact us for details.

Prairie Vascular Fellowship
Attn: Sadie Samson
317 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Get Paid To Learn

For physicians who are able to dedicate a year to advanced training in Vascular Medicine, Endovascular Medicine, Structural Heart Disease and Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions, we offer a one year paid fellowship that starts every July.

Teaching Faculty

Pioneers in the innovation and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, all Prairie Vascular physicians are active investigators in multiple clinical trials, providing our fellows first-hand experience with novel devices.

Accommodations for Fellows

As the state capital of Illinois, Springfield offers many affordable housing options.  Our team is available to assist with both short and long-term housing needs. 

“The Advanced Heart and Vascular Fellowship at Prairie is truly a remarkable experience and a unique multidisciplinary program at one of the highest volume interventional programs nationwide…”

– Vikas Agarwal, MD (Graduate)

I highly recommend the Prairie Fellowship to any  Interventional Cardiologist seeking to advance their skills and career. I was initially apprehensive about taking a sabbatical from my fledgling clinical practice but in the end, I am glad I went to Prairie…

-Satish Madiraju, MD (Graduate)

I recently had the opportunity to train for five months at Prairie Heart Institute and Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd. in the Prairie Vascular Fellowship Program. The experience was exceptional on multiple levels…

– Edward O’Leary MD, MD (Graduate)

Have Questions? Get In touch With Our Education Department.

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Prairie Cardiovascular is a provider of cardiovascular health care and treatments in multiple locations throughout central Illinois. Our organization provides the best cardiologists in the state, with renowned surgical precision and professional advice on heart-related concerns. We test and medically treat for all common heart symptoms such as chest pains, hypertension, high blood pressure, murmurs, palpitations, high cholesterol, and disease. We have several locations including major cities such as Decatur, Carbondale, O'Fallon, and Springfield.