Program Directors' Welcome

Dr. Joel A. Garcia Fernandez, MD, RPVI, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP, FSVM

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

Cardiology Fellowship Program Highlights


Fellows who have remained at Orlando Health after graduation since 2020


Fellows that have children


Fellows that are women


Fellows that represent minorities

Diversity and Inclusion

The OH Cardiology Fellowship Program is committed to promoting an inclusive environment and to increasing recruitment and support of trainees from groups underrepresented in medicine. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, as this broadens and enriches the educational experience for all our faculty and trainees.


Introductory Fellowship Video