Medical Education

Cardiology Overview


The Cardiology Fellowship at Garden City Hospital offers an intensive, community-based program emphasizing general clinical, invasive, and noninvasive cardiology. This three-year program uses a highly integrative approach to diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disorders. Bedside teaching, as well as performance, interpretation and application of all diagnostic modalities are incorporated into a holistic approach to patient care. There are ample opportunities for elective rotations, both on and off campus, during the second and third years. Weekky academic sessions follow the American College of Cardiology self-assessment program series. Teaching is active at all levels.

Selection Process

Applications will be accepted for the subsequent academic year are accepted through ERAS through December of the current academic year. Candidates will be selected no later than February prior to the start of the academic year, and will be notified by the Department of Cardiology and by Medical Education. It is anticipated that two positions will be available each year. All candidates must have completed an AOA-approved residency in internal medicine by the start of the fellowship program.

Quick Facts

Program duration: 3 years
Approved positions: 6
Current filled positions: 6
Current open positions: 0
Positions to be filled next academic year: 2

Program Director:
Emmanuel Papasifakis, DO, FACOI, FACC


Dr. Papasifakis is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopahtic Medicine. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by fellowship in Cardiology at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Papa, as he is commonly called, serves as the Director of Cardiology at Garden City Hospital and is certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. He has also served as Chief of the GCH Medical Staff.