Peoria, IL,
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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program Graduates its Second Class

The elite program is the only cardiovascular fellowship in downstate Illinois

Three physicians will take the stage Wednesday to culminate their participation in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). This is the program’s second graduating class.

The Cardiology Fellowship at the UICOMP campus is a milestone development in central Illinois. It is the only such program in the state outside of Chicago.

“Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations the college offers its members, and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement,” said Dr. Sudhir Mungee, Interventional Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program Director. “We know that as they leave our program, our fellows have acquired the skill sets they need to be well-trained, competent and compassionate cardiologists. They are an extension of Peoria around the country.”

UICOMP, in association with OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute and OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, accepts three new fellows each year out of hundreds of applicants. These fellows receive robust training in all areas of cardiovascular disease and are exposed to a wide range of clinical research.

This year’s Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program graduates include:

Ashim Aggarwal, MD

Residency: Unity Health System, Rochester, New York

Majd Ibrahim, MD

Residency: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Kavitha Kalvakuri, MD

Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Illinois

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