Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program

Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program

Philip M. Barger, MD

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine is an ACGME accredited two year advanced fellowship. At the end of the program, graduating fellows will be eligible for board certification in Adult Congenital Heart Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ACHD fellowship is administered through the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Internal Medicine in conjunction with the Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease at Washington University School of Medicine, an ACHA accredited Comprehensive Care Center for patients with ACHD that provides clinical care for over 1800 outpatient clinic visits and 250 inpatient admissions per year. This fellowship provides advanced training in the field of ACHD, high risk pregnancy, pre-conception counseling, pulmonary hypertension, critical care, CHD imaging, electrophysiology, diagnostic and interventional catheterization, advanced heart failure, including advanced therapies such as ventricular assist devices and transplantation, and cardiac surgery in the adult patient with congenital heart disease. Clinical rotations occur at both Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the adjacent connected St. Louis Children’s Hospital with supervision by faculty at both institutions. The fellowship includes a research requirement with the expectation of peer-reviewed publication and presentation at national meetings. Candidates must have completed either a general adult or pediatric cardiology fellowship at an ACGME-accredited program.

If you have questions about our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, please contact:

Philip Barger, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program
Cardiovascular Division
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8086
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 314-286-2556
email: pbarger@wustl.edu