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The Beedie Family Fellowship in Lipidology and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention is a funded fellowship designed to train experts in clinical lipidology and all aspects of cardiovascular disease prevention. The program can be tailored to the particular goals of the trainee, including as a preventive cardiology specialist. For trainees interested in pursuing primarily clinical training a 1-year fellowship is available. For trainees wishing to develop clinical or basic research skills with a view to pursuing an academic position, a 2-year fellowship is also available including potential enrolment in the UBC Clinical Investigator Program leading to a MSc degree. The fellow will be based at St. Paul’s Hospital, a UBC-affiliated teaching hospital, and the Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic, one of the largest specialty lipid clinics in Canada.


The program provides training in: Theoretical and practical aspects of clinical lipidology, including physiology, primary (genetic) and secondary dyslipidemias, pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, and considerations related to special lipid disorder patient populations. Theoretical and practical aspects of cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction including primary and secondary prevention, identification and management of risk factors, methods of risk assessment (clinical, laboratory, genetic, imaging and novel biomarkers), lifestyle changes including smoking cessation, and pharmacotherapy in the management of individuals with, and those at risk for, cardiovascular disease (CVD). This includes management of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiac rehab, investigation using cardiovascular imaging, and stress testing, and other CVD prevention training that fellows may wish to pursue.


Clinical, translational and basic science research projects related to cardiovascular disease prevention, lipids, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular genetics, hypertension, cardiovascular imaging and cardiac rehab are available working with expert research mentors within the program.


Specific Aims

1. Acquire a detailed understanding of the physiology of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism.

2. Understand the primary and secondary dyslipidemias including inherited dyslipidemias and their phenotypes.

3. Understand issues specific to assessment and management of dyslipidemias in special patient populations, including patients with HIV, chronic kidney disease, and organ


4. Develop knowledge of current theories of atherosclerosis.

5. Know the principles of assessment and management of atherosclerotic vascular disease and its underlying factors.

6. Gain an understanding of different cardiac risk factors (including but not limited to lipids, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, obesity, family history, sedentary lifestyle, diet, alcohol,

and psychosocial stress), and the role of primary and secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation programs in reducing these risk factors. 

7. Gain an understanding of emerging cardiac risk factors [including but not limited to lipoprotein (a), inflammation, and genetics].

8. Develop an understanding of CV risk assessment and screening for subclinical atherosclerosis including through history, physical examination, laboratory testing and


9. Understand the basic laboratory assays, their significance and interpretation in evaluating patients at risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease.



1. Establish and maintain a longitudinal ambulatory clinic in the Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic with specific focus on inherited dyslipidemias, primary and secondary

prevention and premature vascular disease. As the fellow progresses they will also take on supervision and case review with other trainees in the clinic.

2. Participate in other assigned clinics, including CardioRisk (VGH), SAVE BC (UBC), cardiac rehabilitation, hypertension, smoking cessation, obesity, diabetes and others as suitable

for the fellow’s career goals.

3. Participate in regular monthly academic and case presentation rounds related to the activities of the fellowship. In addition to monthly Lipid Case Rounds, this will include

review of a specific topic each month including epidemiology, molecular and physiological mechanisms, clinical trials evidence, therapeutics, assessment tools, and recent

publications in the field.

4. Interact with staff members (lipidologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, internists, basic scientists, students, nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists, case managers).

5. Identify and conduct an individual research project related to prevention or lipids, under the supervision of an appropriate mentor.

6. Participate in individual assessment of dietary and exercise counseling.

7. Complete the National Lipid Association Master’s Program.

8. Successfully complete the requirements and licensing examination for the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.


At the end of the fellowship the trainee will be able to:

1. Perform consultancy as a clinical lipidologist and expert in prevention of cardiovascular disease.

2. Manage patients with complex dyslipidemias.

3. Assess patients’ risk for vascular disease and screen for subclinical atherosclerosis.

4. Manage CV risk factors (including diabetes, hypertension, smoking and others) with specific advice on lifestyle (diet and exercise) and drug treatment.

5. Be aware of appropriate management of other conditions with high risk of cardiovascular disease, such as chronic kidney disease, chronic inflammatory conditions, etc.

6. Be certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology


Letters of interest regarding application to the fellowship for the 2024 opening should be sent to Dr. Gordon Francis,


Cardiology Position in Monterey

  • Live and work in one of the most beautiful coastal locations you can find throughout the country. The practice is located 2 hours from of San Francisco right on the Pacific Ocean.


  • Expertise in lipid management and/or genetic assessment, and preventative and general cardiology.

About the Position:

  •  This position will serve community needs in primary and secondary care of cardiovascular diseases and disorders.
  •  The population will include patients with cardiovascular disease, symptoms or risk, lipid disorders, and those with a suspect or known genetic basis for disease.
  •  Working in clinical and preventative management, the physician will diagnose and managed cardiovascular diseases and offer preventative medicine services.
  •  There is an option for also performing an interpretation of cardiovascular imaging studies if the applicant is qualified and interested.

About the Practice:

Well-established group of highly experienced Board-Certified Cardiologists and Board-Certified Internal Medicine physicians in a private practice on the coast of California is currently seeking a Board Eligible or Board-Certified Cardiologist or Lipidologist to join their team for a full-time or part time opportunity. The practice currently focuses on preventive cardiology, lipidology, and cardiovascular imaging. Providers have the opportunity to use the integrated electronic health record (Athenahealth), currently in use in the office. Preferred candidate will have 3+ years of
practice experience. No call is required. Candidate would be hired as an Independent Contractor. Office space, staff, supplies, and billing are provided. Contract salary range is receipts-based compensation.

We are a large academic medical center with a robust preventive cardiology program that has integrated dieticians and exercise physiologists as well as cardiology fellows, internal medicine and family medicine residents, and medical and dietetic students. We are an AHA Certified Hypertension Center. We have an opening for 1-2 years of clinical training in preventive cardiology, which primary will include lipidology, hypertension management, and related clinical experiences.  This is not a research position, but an interest in clinical trials in the lipid and hypertension spaces is desirable.  Must be BC/BE in cardiology since the appointment is as a Clinical Instructor and will require 20% service time as a general cardiologist.  The other time will focus on preventive cardiology clinical training.   Must be interested in becoming certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology or as a Certified Hypertension Specialist within the next 1-2 years.

An opportunity to join the #1 heart care program in the country and a top ranked hospital nationwide per U.S. News and World Report 2021-2022 Best Hospital Rankings.

The Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic is seeking a Preventive Cardiologist (MD) with expertise/experience in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac patients (special interest and training in diabetes, HTN, cardio-renal preferred, or health care disparities in underrepresented minorities). Experienced or fellowship trained in preventive cardiology welcomed. Patients come from all over the United States and the world for the advanced diagnosis and innovative treatments offered by the department. Our expert cardiologists collaborate with other Cardiology specialists and cardiovascular surgeons to manage outpatient and inpatient patients with complex multisystem disease in a comprehensive and highly effective manner.

This position will provide expertise in Preventive Cardiology with a focus on cardiac patients on our Main Campus. Clinical responsibilities will include working within a multispecialty outpatient clinic based in Preventive Cardiology and serving as the attending on hospital service as scheduled. There is ample opportunity for academic research as well as opportunities to work with clinical research in C5 as well as providing education of fellows and residents. A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

The ideal candidate will be a BC/BE ambitious, driven, physician who enjoys seeing patients and is committed in contributing to the growth and long terms goals of the department. 

This dynamic position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an exceptional benefits package including medical malpractice coverage. This is an opportunity to practice within an experienced and collegial team.

Interested candidates should submit an application with Cover Letter and Current CV online using following link:

From its natural treasures such as Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to its many entertainment and cultural attractions, Cleveland is the place to be! Cleveland is home to 3 professional sports teams along with the nation’s second largest performing arts center, the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Entertainment and refined restaurants ranks high on the global culinary map.

Our melting-pot culture with affordable homes and top rated public and private schools and universities, Cleveland provides excellent resources to live and learn. Outstanding Healthcare, Technology and Innovation companies provide a prosperous market place.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: 
Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities encouraged to apply. Smoke-free/dr

Preventive Cardiology Fellowship

NYU Langone Health
Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
New York, NY

NYU Langone Health’s Center Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease offers an excellent opportunity for physicians considering a career in preventive cardiology. We offer a one-year, non-accredited preventive cardiology training program with training in both inpatient and outpatient settings and opportunities for research. Fellows gain experience in our advanced lipid, hypertension, and thrombosis clinics, an outpatient general cardiovascular prevention and metabolic health clinic, as well as through inpatient cardiovascular prevention consultation, didactic training, and research.

Physicians who have completed internal medicine training may apply to our fellowship. Cardiovascular disease training is not required, but cardiology graduates are encouraged to apply. The fellowship can also be undertaken following subspecialty training in endocrinology or other related fields.

To apply, please submit a CV, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation from residency or fellowship supervisors, including the program director. Please submit these documents to Ania Coats, fellowship coordinator, via email at no later than December 15th. To learn more, visit: