Penn Cardiovascular Institute

About the Penn Cardiovascular Institute in Philadelphia

Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Advancing Heart Disease Treatments Through Research and Scientific Discoveries

By learning more about what causes cardiovascular disease, Penn scientists and clinicians are discovering new therapies for heart disease.

Learn more about the Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Heart Disease Research at Penn Medicine

Penn CVI has four goals:

  • Promote transformational discoveries in cardiovascular science and cardiovascular medicine.
  • Translate scientific discoveries into innovative methods to diagnose, treat and ultimately how to cure cardiovascular disease, as well as ways to prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • Encourage cardiovascular education in physicians, students and the general community.
  • Create a culture within the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine where patient care, research and education within the broad area of cardiovascular biology and medicine are seamlessly integrated.

Cardiovascular Education Programs at Penn

Penn CVI promotes educational programs in cardiovascular biology and medicine to physicians, students and the general community. These programs include an NIH-sponsored training program in cardiovascular biology and medicine and a training program in clinical cardiology and pulmonary research sponsored by the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Also, Penn CVI faculty members lecture and oversee cardiovascular workshops as part of the Cardiovascular Block of Curriculum 2000, the undergraduate medical student core curriculum.

Cardiovascular Fellowships and Continuing Cardiovascular Education

Penn CVI faculty members direct the following cardiology fellowship training programs:

  • General cardiology fellowship
  • Cardiac electrophysiology fellowship
  • Interventional cardiology fellowship
  • Heart failure fellowship
  • Cardiothoracic surgery fellowship
  • Vascular surgery fellowship

Each Penn cardiology fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

In addition, CVI faculty members direct multiple cardiovascular CME courses focused on multiple topics relevant to cardiovascular medicine and cardiothoracic surgery. CVI faculty members also present lectures on cardiovascular health and disease to the community at outpatient satellite practices including Penn Medicine Radnor and Penn Medicine Valley Forge.