Cardiology Residency Program

During the three year Pediatric Cardiology Residency Program, the trainee will learn to evaluate children of all ages with both congenital and acquired heart disease.

The trainee will gain experience in general pediatric cardiology, as well as the various subspecialty areas including:

  • echocardiography
  • cardiac catheterization
  • electrophysiology
  • cardiac intensive care
  • heart failure transplantation
  • cardiac morphology

Program Highlights

  • The program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is also recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics.
  • Our service includes a busy cardiac surgical program which serves most of Western Canada.
  • The program provides excellence in subspecialty training in echocardiography (including fetal echo, transesophageal, three-dimensional and functional echo), cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and transplant cardiology.
  • The catheterization/interventional program includes a wide variety of cases from Alberta and other parts of Western Canada.There is an active cardiac transplant and ventricular assist device program, with trainees gaining experience and training in both.
  • Dedicated pediatric electrophysiologists with an active ablation program. With our partners at the Alberta Children’s Hospital the trainees have formal training in cardiac morphology.
  • Adult congenital cardiology is managed in the same campus at the University of Alberta.
  • Formal training program with protected time for learning, a strong evaluation process and a high standard of preparation for board exams in pediatric cardiology.

Why Choose UAlberta for the Pediatric Cardiology Residency Program?

The Stollery Children’s Hospital is the largest program within the Western Canadian Children’s Heart Network (WCCHN), making it Western Canada’s referral centre for complex interventional cardiac catheterization, complex pediatric cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, and ventricular assist device support.

We have a large group of dedicated full-time staff pediatric cardiologists with complete subspecialty representation.


Cardiology Fellowships in the Department of Pediatrics

For further training, our program offers several fellowships.