Message from the Cardiovascular Program Director

From Interim Cardiovascular Program Director Ashis Mukherjee, MD, FACC

Ashish Mukherjee

Heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and there is a concern that there is and there will be a shortage of cardiologists, as the current generation of cardiologists is retiring.

Following the mission of the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program will teach the next generation of physicians to be competent and compassionate practitioners in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Our innovative program provides excellent clinical and investigational training by a committed faculty.

The program will place an emphasis on teaching physicians to practice competently in a multidisciplinary setting, the ability to evaluate literature critically and exercise evidence based practice, and the skills to thrive in an ever-evolving field where a hybrid approach may be necessary to treat older patients who present with a variety of problems.

The program is based at St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, California, but may eventually expand to include other UCR-affiliated institutions, allowing the program to provide greater diversity in training.

If I can answer any questions for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ashis Mukherjee, MD, FACC
Interim Program Director and Associate Professor of Medicine