Facilities

Fellows rotate through two training site hospitals - OU Medical Center & the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center.

Both hospitals are adjacent geographically and connected by skywalk.  Fellows spend 50% of their time rotating through each site by alternating back and forth every month.

Both OU Medical Center and VA Medical Center offer a comprehensive spectrum of cardiovascular services including:

o    Acute coronary care
o    In-house primary PCI for ST Elevation MI
o    Cardiac catheterization laboratories
o    Echocardiography laboratories (including TEE and stress echocardiography)
o    Nuclear cardiology services
o    Cardiothoracic surgery
o    Device implantation (Pacemaker, ICD and CRT)
o    Cardiac rehabilitation

Additionally, OU Medical center has EP & Ablation laboratories.

Four new state of the art cath lab and two EP labs are now open at OUMC. The cath labs include a hybrid biplane room for Structural/adult congenital and hybrid procedures with vascular surgery and CTS surgery. The VAMC is also in the process of updating their 2 cath labs and will be building a third lab after that.

Both hospitals have a very active clinical research groups with clinical research coordinators that actively recruit patients from the units, floors and cath lab to our research protocols. In addition there is a half a day post PCI clinic on each site for fellows to gain outpatient experience.