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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program


Message from Program Director

Welcome to the Westchester Medical Center Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program information page.

The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) Fellowship Program at Westchester Medical Center is an ACGME accredited 2-year Fellowship Program. Our program is set up for two fellows, one per year of training. Westchester Medical Center is located 20 miles from New York City, and is a busy quaternary care medical center with state-of-the-art Electrophysiology Laboratories, as well as a cardiac transplant/advanced heart failure program, structural heart program, congenital heart program, and one of the highest case mix indexes in the country. Our CCEP Program offers training in the full spectrum of electrophysiology, including complex ablations (both endocardial and epicardial), left atrial appendage occlusion devices, cardiac implantable electronic device implantation, and laser lead extraction.

We participate in ERAS as well as the NRMP Match program. Applicants must complete a 3-year Internal Medicine Residency and 3-year Cardiology Fellowship to be eligible. Our application cycle begins on December 1st each year via ERAS (ex. ERAS applications open December 1, 2018 for a program start date July 1, 2020).

Please contact Tracy Curtiss for more information at 914.493.6608 or


Sei Iwai, MD
Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Westchester Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
New York Medical College

Current Fellows

Class of 2024

Jonathan Ramalho, MD
Medical School: 
Ross University School of Medicine
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (Cardiovascular  Disease)

Class of 2023

Ethan Hoch, MD
Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease, Westchester Medical Center

Neil Schluger, MD – Chairman of the Department of Medicine

Julio A. Panza, MD – Chief of the Division of Cardiology

Daniel Frenkel, MD – Attending, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Sei Iwai, MD – Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and
Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship

Jason Jacobson, MD – Director of Complex Arrhythmia Ablation Program

Rhadames Rojas, MD – Attending, Cardiac Electrophysiology
We sincerely welcome your interest in the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program of Westchester Medical Center/ New York Medical College. Here, we emphasize a strong academic foundation in order to produce outstanding electrophysiologists in both academic and clinical settings throughout the United States.

After being carefully selected, each fellow is intensively trained in an environment that combines rigorous academic and clinical training with the one-on-one direction and collegiality of a dedicated, full-time faculty. Our goal is to train electrophysiologists who can provide exceptional leadership and compassionate care in a rapidly changing field.

Those interested in applying to the program must do so through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) using the following link: Our application cycle begins a year and a half before your advanced fellowship start date on December 1st each year via ERAS (ex. ERAS applications open December 1, 2018 for a program start date July 1, 2020).

In order to apply to the program, we require a complete application package to be submitted via ERAS. Only applicants who have completed a 3-year Internal Medicine Residency and 3-year Cardiology Fellowship are eligible. A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation, including one from your Cardiology Fellowship Program Director, are required. Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) fellowship match. You can register at

Our NRMP program code is: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 2157154S0

Please access the Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA) for more information on our program

The Fellowship Selection Committee will review your application after the required materials have been submitted via ERAS. Interviews will take place during the months of January and February (specific dates TBD).
Tracy Curtiss
Academic Coordinator
Division of Cardiology
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Macy Pavilion, Suite 100
Valhalla, NY 10595