The Central Pa. division of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute (UPMC HVI) has been serving the community's cardiovascular care needs for well over four decades. We are comprised of over 5 dozen providers spanning the breadth of cardiovascular care to include:
This group brings a wide breadth of experience, knowledge, and background that will serve to mentor and foster the growth of future cardiologists and leaders in the field.
Graduates of the UPMC Harrisburg Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship will first and foremost be outstanding providers. This will come about through exposure to a broad pathology of disease and treatments both medical and invasive, with all the tools that a diagnostician needs to get there. A graduate of our program will feel ready from day one of practice to tackle any clinical challenge in a systematic and collaborative fashion.
This clinical focus will be supplemented by many opportunities for research. Each fellow will be expected to complete a research project under the mentorship of a faculty member, in line with each fellow's career goals. UPMC HVI has had the honor to provide our patients transformative care through numerous worldwide, multi-center trials - many of which we have been the leading enrollers.
Our unique faculty, position, and patient population in Central Pennsylvania has allowed us to be involved in most of the pivotal structural heart trials spanning over a decade. In many of these trials we were the leading national or international enroller. With our growth, we are actively involved in trials that cover the breadth of cardiology to include heart failure, interventional, vascular, and structural.
View our clinical trials for cardiac care.
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Atizazul Mansoor, MD: Dr. Mansoor serves as the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. He is a non-invasive cardiologist with specific areas of interest that include echocardiography with a focus on Interventional/Structural Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Ultrasound Imaging, and Cardio-Oncology.
Alex Garton, MD: Dr. Garton serves as the Associated Program Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. He is a non-invasive cardiologist with specific areas of interest that include Prevention, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Vascular Ultrasound Imaging.;
Hemal Gada, MD: Dr. Gada is the President of the Heart and Vascular Institute. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Structural Heart Program. He is a nationally recognized structuralist who has pioneered techniques for structural interventional procedures.
Fellowship Program Coordinator