SCAI-WIN CHIP Fellowship

The SCAI Women in Innovations (WIN) fellowship opportunity is offered to interventional cardiology (IC) fellows or practicing interventional cardiologists interested in pursuing an additional year of advanced training beyond traditional IC fellowships, focusing on complex and high-risk interventional procedures (CHIP) and percutaneous acute mechanical circulatory support training in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

With recent advances in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) technology and techniques, there is a critical need for interventional cardiology specialists dedicated to offering minimally invasive percutaneous solutions to patients with complex coronary anatomy, severe co-morbidities, and/or poor hemodynamics. 

SCAI Women in Innovations (WIN) is offering a Complex and High-Risk Interventional Procedures (CHIP) fellowship grant for the 2022–23 fellowship cycle. 

Eligibility Requirements 

The SCAI-WIN CHIP Fellowship is open to interventional cardiology fellows or practicing interventional cardiologists interested in pursuing an additional year of advanced training (beyond traditional IC fellowships) focusing on CHIP (complex and high-risk interventional procedures) and Percutaneous Acute MCS (mechanical circulatory support) training in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. 

Applicants must be in or have completed an interventional cardiology fellowship within the past five years, be board eligible for interventional cardiology, and a US citizen or permanent green card holder.  

The successful recipient may apply this fellowship fund to an ACGME-accredited interventional training program with a cardiac catheterization laboratory treating over 250 coronary cases per year with access to the following advanced procedures and technology: 

  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) procedures; 
  • Calcific disease with access to atherectomy, including rotational atherectomy 
  • Complex imaging and physiology (IVUS, OCT, FFR, resting indices) 
  • Percutaneous acute MCS (mechanical circulatory support) in the cardiac catheterization laboratory 

Funding applies to a fellowship starting in July 2022 and is provided by the training institution for $85,000. 


The deadline to submit is September 10, 2021. SCAI's selection committee will review applications and announce the winner by the end of September. The chosen recipient may select a training program and funding for the fellowship that begins in July 2022. Applications are now closed. 

Application Requirements 

To apply, applicants must submit an application, which includes a short essay, a Curriculum Vitae, two letters of reference, and diplomas and/or licenses. The bottom of this page lists the application requirement details.  


The SCAI-WIN CHIP Fellowship is supported by Abiomed (founding supporter) and Boston Scientific. SCAI gratefully acknowledges this support, while taking sole responsibility for all content developed and disseminated through this effort. 

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