Program Directors' Welcome


The Orlando Health ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education) approved Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship is designed to produce exceptional Cardiologists capable of delivering world-class patient care across the breadth of Cardiovascular Disease management. Our fellows receive intensive training in all aspects of Cardiovascular Diseases, including the full spectrum of pathology, procedures, and clinical settings. Our outstanding faculty, unique urban setting, and diverse patient demographic prepare our fellows for success in their careers, whether clinical, academic, or research oriented.  Our training family keeps growing as we are now happy to have a 12 general cardiology fellow strong program and the recent addition of an interventional cardiology fellow and an Advanced imaging fellow.


Joel A. Garcia Fernandez, MD, RPVI, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP, FSVM
Founding Program Director
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Associate Professor University of Florida
Associate Professor Florida State University
Associate Professor University of Central Florida
Joel A. Garcia Fernandez, MD (

Introductory Fellowship Video