Dr. Sudhir Mungee
The Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria campus (UICOMP) is a milestone development in Central Illinois. I am fortunate to be involved in its inception from the initial planning stage to accreditation and to now as the Program Director.
I finished my Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology training from SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, NY. I then joined HeartCare Midwest, a very renowned large cardiology group in Central Midwest associated with OSF SFMC health system & UICOMP.
The cutting edge cardiology practice at our institute, which serves a large population base of nearly 1.2 million people, creates a tremendous opportunity of growth and excellence in education.
Our strong well established Internal Medicine & other residency programs was the perfect stage for us to have launched the Cardiology Fellowship in 2013. We are in our successful second year and have been matched through NRMP to potential.
The spectrum of Fellowship includes all COCAT required rotations, sufficing for a minimum level II training, and also provides electives in Advanced Hypertension, Adult Congenital Heart, CT / MRI, and Cardiothoracic / vascular surgery rotations.
We have six state of the art Cath / Hybrid labs equipped with IVUS, FFR, performing over 1400 interventions a year, including all complex coronary interventions with use of Impella Device. Our STEMI program has seen a door to balloon median time of 52 minutes for nearly 27 quarters. Our Structural Heart Interventional program is robust and we have done over 350 TAVRs, and we are starting Mitral Clip and left atrial appendage closure device programs soon. We have a strong EP program that performs A Fib, VT and other complex ablations.
In addition to above, our Imaging cardiology division gives comprehensive hands on training to our fellows in Echocardiography / TEE / Nuclear / CT & cardiac MRI / 3-D Echo / Strain Imaging. Well supported Inpatient and Consultative cardiology services act as the perfect quarterback. We have electives in advanced heart failure. We have dedicated Research Fellows who are a tremendous asset to the Program and our clinical fellows supporting their scholarly activities. We have a state-of-the-art Jump Simulation Center that provides our fellows with access to simulation mannequins to practice TTE, TEE, pacemaker insertion, as well as opportunities to research involving high tech virtual reality and 3-D printing.
We know that each of our fellows will not only be exposed to diverse clinical pathology, but will also acquire appropriate procedural skill sets to become well-trained, competent Cardiologists. We have 100% board pass rate across general cardiology, Echo, Nuclear Cardiology boards.
It’s an exciting time in Cardiology and it will only get better!
Sudhir Mungee, MD, FACC, FSCAI