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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (ACGME) - Fellows

There are 3 fellows each year with their own areas of interests and plans for the future. The program gives them a firm grounding in general cardiology, but also allows them the flexibility to focus on a specific sub-specialty, if desired.

A Word from Our Chief Fellow, Akshai Subramanian, MD

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program. I was drawn to the KPNC Cardiology Fellowship by the quality of training, the emphasis and investment on each fellow’s professional development, the commitment of the program leadership to continual improvement, and the great camaraderie of the group.

During our training, we get exposed to all aspects of cardiology, from invasive procedures including cardiac device implantation, to cardiac imaging including cardiac CT and MRI, to innovative structural heart interventions, to subspecialty care including Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension. Clinical volumes and exposure to rare pathology are excellent as all 4.3 million Northern California Kaiser members are funneled through our two cardiovascular training sites. We serve a diverse patient population both within San Francisco and across the Northern California service area. We are proud of our diverse faculty and fellow groups, and are committed to continuing to enrich the diversity of our program. We graduate as well-rounded cardiologists capable of caring for patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions.

Professional development is prioritized by the fellowship program. Our program director, Jonathan Zaroff, and the rest of the faculty are keyed in to the needs of each fellow and check in early and often about each fellow’s goals. For those interested in clinical research, the Division of Research has some of the largest research databases in the world and houses leaders in the fields of clinical informatics, epidemiology, and health care delivery science. The program is also committed to cultivating other interests, such as medical education, quality improvement, and health leadership.

Our program is committed to continual improvement. The leadership prioritizes communication with the fellows and is highly receptive to feedback. Fellow-driven initiatives and suggestions are implemented in a timely manner. This allows the fellows to feel our impact and take ownership of our program’s development.

Lastly, the great camaraderie of our fellow and attending groups is a truly unique aspect of our program. We enjoy frequent happy hours at our local bars with both fellows and attendings. Whether it be a pickup basketball game, happy hours, or returning Dr. Zaroff’s wicked pickleball serve, everyone at KP is interested in your life and family outside the hospital.

Thanks again for taking the time to learn about our program. If you choose to join us, you will receive outstanding preparation for a career in general cardiology or a solid foundation on your path to sub-specialty training. Our fellows have secured desirable employment opportunities and/or positions in advanced training programs both in the Bay Area and around the country. I look forward to meeting you and please reach out if you have any questions!

Current Fellows

Akshai Subramanian, MD
3rd year Cardiology Fellow

Jeremy Kong, MD
3rd year Cardiology Fellow

Justin Slade, MD
3rd year Cardiology Fellow

Kent Feng, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Salvador Hernandez, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Diana Tobler, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

Andrew Tai, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Steven Hamilton, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

Maureen Nwaokoro, DO
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

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