Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

The goal of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program is to train a strong general pediatric cardiologist who is well equipped to handle the challenges of both the clinical and academic worlds.


We accept applications through ERAS. Learn more about the ERAS process.

The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Penn State Children’s Hospital is an ACGME accredited three-year training program with 24 months dedicated to clinical training and 12 months dedicated to research.

Fellows also participate in a learning program that provides them with a core knowledge of research methodology, including research study design, grantsmanship, manuscript writing, and basic statistical analysis.

The Children's Heart Group, a regional center of excellence in the care of children with heart disease, provides care to patients in central Pennsylvania, covering a population of 3.5 million. The faculty consists of 13 full-time pediatric cardiologists and two full-time pediatric cardiac surgeons.

The pediatric cardiology team has extensive experience in:

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac catheterization, including interventional cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Cardiomyopathy and heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Intensive care cardiology
  • Adult congenital heart disease

You’ll have access to basic science research opportunities through the Penn State Center for Pediatric Cardiovascular Research.

The fellowship program offers you opportunities to succeed in your area of interest and aptitude, thereby fostering an environment of excellence. Upon graduation, you’ll be well trained to provide direction and leadership in the field of both clinical and academic medicine.

Current Fellows

Contact us

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Gebhart, pediatric fellowship program coordinator, at 717-531-5458, or

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  • Khushboo Parikh, MD (2017)
  • Athira Nair, MD (2016)
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
    UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA
  • Ashish Saini, MD (2015)
    Pediatric Cardiologist
    Akron Children’s Hospital, The Heart Center, Akron, OH
  • Sunil Patel, MD (2014)
    Pediatric Cardiologist
    Pinnacle Health Cardiovascular Institute, Harrisburg, PA
  • Elizabeth Adams, DO (2012)
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiologist
    Penn State Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA
  • Ronak Naik, MD (2012)
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiologist
    Le Boheur Children’s Hospital
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis , TN