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Welcome to the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program!

In partnership with Vidant Medical Center, the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, offers a dynamic three-year, fully-accredited training program in adult cardiovascular disease. Our program provides structured educational and clinical opportunities allowing fellows to acquire the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes necessary to be excellent cardiovascular specialists. Our heart center allows fellows to learn and care for patients with state-of-the-art equipment. A large clinical volume provides ample opportunity to learn diagnostic and management techniques, as well as perfect procedural skills.

Our faculty have full-time academic appointments and are committed to teaching. Research opportunities are plentiful including collaborative work with basic scientists.We believe our program is an exciting place to learn and we strive to provide opportunities for the growth and professional development of our trainees.We invite you to use the links below to learn more about our program.

If you have any further question, please contact Penny Potvin, Fellowship Program Coordinator, at echifellows@ecu.edu.


Rajasekhar Nekkanti

Rajasekhar Nekkanti, MD, FACC, FASE, CCDS
Associate Professor
Program Director,
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

John D. Rose

John Rose, MD, FACP, FACC
Professor Emeritus
Associate Program Director,
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Blase A. Carabello

Blase A. Carabello, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiology


Rajasekhar Nekkanti

Rajasekhar Nekkanti

Congratulations Dr. Nekkanti on your award for receiving the Master Educator Award from East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine for Fall 2015.

East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Health