Program Director: Andreas Brieke, MD
Advanced Heart Failure Aims
The AHF program at UCH is primarily a clinical training program to train the fellow to be equipped to treat patient with end stage heart failure, transplant, and mechanical circulatory support. As most programs are located in an academic setting, focus is given to teach the fellow to be a teacher with evidenced based background.
The advanced heart failure program at the University of Colorado is headed by Dr. Andreas Brieke. It is the only program in the state and provides services to the entire Rocky Mountain region. The fellowship is designed to complete the ABIM requirements
for board certification in this subspecialty. There are 9 key clinical faculty members with extensive experience in the medical management of advanced heart failure, ventricular assist devices, and transplantation. There is broad exposure to cardiac
imaging, endomyocardial biopsy, metabolic exercise testing and genetics. Scholarly activity is an expectation and clinical, translational, and basic science research opportunities are available.
The institution has laboratories conducting research on:
All visa applications are welcomed and reviewed on a case by case basis.