Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Admissions


Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Our training program is held in high esteem and consistently ranks among the very best in the nation. Fellows come to us from throughout the United States and from around the world to live and train in the wonderfully diverse and vibrant city of Houston. We welcome your application and look forward to meeting with those who appear to be a good fit for our program. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the e-mail addresses or phone number listed below.

Applicants must successfully complete a pediatric residency training program and be eligible for board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics. This is a prerequisite to sit for certification by the ABP’s Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology.


Application Process


The Baylor Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service and the National Residency Matching Program. We will follow the application schedules put forth by these organizations. 

We host interviews over a three to four month period, typically beginning in August. It is important that all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, be received in a timely manner to allow for complete review of the application prior to issuing an invitation to interview.


Interview Process


The interview day will be conducted virtually, with opportunities to meet with Cardiology faculty, multiple current fellows, and our program director. We are happy to arrange meetings with faculty in applicants’ particular area of interest.


Required Documents


Application information and resources are provided for fellowship applicants interested in applying for training positions at U.S. fellowship training programs at the ERAS for Fellowship Applicants website.

ERAS is a service of the Association of American Medical Colleges and was created to enhance transition to fellowship by reducing the amount of time spent on the application process. ERAS electronically transmits a standardized application, letters of recommendation, transcripts and other supporting credentials from applicants and designated Dean's offices to program directors.

All applications will be reviewed and considered by the recruitment committee only after the ERAS application has been finalized by the applicant and forwarded to Baylor Pediatric Cardiology by ERAS.


Advanced Training Opportunities


The Division of Pediatric Cardiology also offers advanced training in Advanced Imaging, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Transplant, Cardiac Critical Care, and Interventional Cardiology. Application and interview dates vary by subspecialty but applicants are encouraged to contact subspecialty leadership early, typically during the second year of fellowship. Interviews are usually conducted early during the applicant’s third year of training. Interested fellows can email Jose Soto or Crystal Bartel at the address below to determine subspecialty leadership points of contact.

Fourth-Year Subspecialty Application

Please complete the application and submit it along with your CV, 3 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and unofficial copies of your USMLE scores and medical school transcript to:

Jose Soto and Crystal Bartel
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Coordinators
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology
6651 Main St., Legacy Tower, MC 1920
Houston, TX 77030

Applications can also be faxed to (832) 826-4297.

Please address questions to Mr. Soto ( and Mrs. Bartel ( For additional questions or concerns, feel free to also contact William Buck Kyle, M.D. by email at or by phone at (832) 826-5048.