Fellows in Training

Welcome to the Fellows-in-Training section of the Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Cardiology website. While enrolled in a Pennsylvania training program, we hope you will participate in the PaACC FIT activities for interaction, networking, collaboration and forums for those in cardiovascular training programs within the state.  Contact a Fellow Representative if you would like to get involved with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACC.  

The ABCs of ACC: Why ACC is your cardiology home

Date: Wednesday, September 23

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

Registration has closed.

Join the PaACC for a webinar designed by FITs for FITs to learn about all the ways ACC is your ‘home’ for everything cardiology.  Discover how ACC can enrich your career, how to be involved and the ways to take advantage of member benefits in the ACC now and in the future.



Ricardo Nieves, MD, FIT Representative Western PA

Kaitlyn Ibrahim, MD, FIT Representative Eastern PA

Meet the Leaders

Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC, President-Elect, Pennsylvania Chapter ACC

This is Actually Your ACC

Andy Waxler, MD, FACC, President, Pennsylvania Chapter ACC

My FIT Journey at ACC

Nosheen Reza, MD

The Jump from FIT to Early Career: Resources for You

Amber Johnson, MD, FACC, Early Career Representative 

Sri Adusumali, MD, FACC, Early Career Representative 

Women Cardiologists: Networking & Resources For You

Monika Sanghavi, MD, FACC

Advocacy: Important for Everyone 

Andy Waxler, MD, FACC, President, Pennsylvania Chapter ACC

Bill van Decker, MD, FACC, Advocacy Section Lead 

Wrap-up Questions


FITs receive complimentary membership in the ACC and the Pennsylvania Chapter through training directors, who will submit your information to us so that you may receive complimentary membership in the College for the duration of your training. Questions? Contact ACC’s Kristin West at kwest@acc.org. 

This program features all recordings of the ACC Board Review Course from 2019 + all ACCSAP modules + ECG Drill + Heart Songs auscultation/valve disease program supplemented by live Q+As and continuous response to chat questions to faculty for a very low cost ($299). Gains access to all materials until October 31. Click here for the full details.   

Career Resources and Job Search Tools

Begin your job search with these websites recommended by your peers. All sites have cardiology specialty listings.

How is professional social media useful to FITs?

Social media is an important way for Fellows to network, stay current on news and new studies, and build your reputation and circle of influence.  The world of social media can be overwhelming, but it is also informative, engaging, and leads to relationship building. 
Twitter: @PaChapterACC
Facebook: business.facebook.com/pachapteracc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pennsylvania-chapter-american-college-of-cardiology/
Instagram: @Pennsylvania_ACC_Chapter

If you already have Twitter and Facebook, great!  Make sure you tag us @PaChapterACC on Twitter and Retweet our posts.  A couple hashtags to use on Twitter and Facebook are #PaACCFIT when posting about FIT experiences and #PaACC for general chapter posts.  
Below are some ACC Twitter sites, leaders, and journals to follow: 
@ACCCardioED – for ACC Education meetings
@ACCinTouch – ACC Publications, Guidelines, New Studies and News
@CardioSmart – ACC Patient Education
@Cardiology – ACC Advocacy
@Cardio10 – Kim Williams
@HeartBobH – Robert Harrington
Social media is the best tool to connect with and learn from healthcare leaders. If you haven’t tried it yet, we hope this information is helpful to get started. 


Why join?

  • ACC.org, JACC Journals, other ACC products provide a wealth of material for your cardiology education
  • The ACC is invested in your career development & has numerous resources to help launch the type of career you want to have
  • Through the ACC, you can learn important leadership, networking, and advocacy skills
  • You will meet lifelong colleagues, friends, and mentors 
Click here for more information and/or here for the Online Training Program Portal Instructions.  

Dr. Mezu-Chukwu, PaACC Women in Cardiology & Early Career Representative, shares her experience and tips on the transition of life after cardiology fellowship.

Watch her brief 7-minute clip below for the inside scoop on:

  • Finding your first job
  • Choosing a career pathway – academics vs. private practice
  • Achieving work-life balance
  • Understanding your contract

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