Structural Heart Fellowship

The University Heart Center offers a 2-year fellowship for structural heart interventions.

The program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of structural heart interventions. During this two-year program, fellows acquire the theoretical and technical skills needed to care for patients with structural heart disease.

The fellowship program provides basic procedural training in structural heart interventions such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with Acurate Neo 2, SAPIEN 3, Corevalve, Navitor transcatheter heart valves; Closure of the left atrial appendage with Watchman and Amulet devices; transcatheter mitral edge-to-edge repair (TEER) with MitraClip and PASCAL; transcatheter tricuspid valve repair and replacement; transcatheter mitral valve replacement; complex structural interventions: Closure of paravalvular leaks (PVL), PFO closure, ASD closure. Fellows are expected and encouraged to participate in interventional research projects.

Dr. med. Jonathan Michel: “After completing a fellowship in structural interventional cardiology with Dr. Kasel in Munich, I am now working as a fully trained structural interventional cardiologist in Zurich. My first-hand experience means that I have a personal approach to training new scholarship holders!”

Dr. Mi Chen: “I am a cardiac surgeon with no experience of transcatheter interventions. I learned all the transcatheter procedures from scratch here. It offers me all the basic knowledge, procedural skills and insights into clinical research.”

For international applicants

Successful applicants should submit a German language certificate (at least level B2) at the start of the scholarship. We will provide you with administrative support when applying for a visa and work permit. Please note that we do not currently offer financial support or educational scholarships. However, candidates are supported in applying for scholarships (e.g. EAPCI).

How can I apply?

Applications should be sent by e-mail to and should include the following information:

  • CV
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of the diploma(s)
  • Confirmation of funding from an institution or scholarship
  • If already available, a German language certificate (B2)
  • Certificates


Albert Markus Kasel, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 85 99
Specialties: Catheter-based interventional heart valve procedures (TAVI and TEER with clip systems)., Structural cardiac interventions (atrial appendage occlusion/PFO occlusion/ASD occlusion/complex problem interventions).