About the Program
The American Heart Association’s Fellows in Training (FIT) program was developed in 2016 and is one of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) top priorities. Through the AHA FIT Program, AHA is committed to fostering and engaging the upcoming generations of healthcare professionals through meaningful educational opportunities that will facilitate their career growth and development.
The program offers:
- Receive complimentary AHA membership for up to three years
- Opportunities to engage with AHA | ASA National Center and affiliates and build Fellow’s national profile
- Exclusive tailored tools and training to promote and accelerate career growth
- Exposure to the international leaders in FITs’ field of expertise
- Mentor match and extensive networking opportunities with AHA | ASA members
- Pathway to become a FAHA (Fellow of the American Heart Association)
- Free access to all 12 AHA Journals online
- Discounted registration rate for AHA Scientific Sessions and International Stroke Conference
- Access to free or discounted AHA | ASA online CME courses
AHA FIT is available at no cost for Fellows enrolled in an ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular, Vascular Neurology, or Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program. Future plans are being developed to expand the program to other specialties.
AHA FIT Committee
- Dr. Ileana L. Piña, Chair
- Dr. Antonio Cabrera
- Dr. Janice Chyou
- Dr. Evann Eisenberg
- Dr. Nichole Gonzalez
- Dr. Hani Jneid
- Dr. Eldrin Lewis
- Dr. Jared W. Magnani
- Dr. Scott Monrad
- Dr. Kiran Musunuru
- Dr. Gary Satou
- Dr. Nancy Sweitzer
- Dr. Hector Ventura
- Dr. Jeff Hsu, AHA FIT
- Dr. Nosheen Reza, AHA FIT
- Dr. Hena Patel, AHA FIT
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.
What We Do: To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers, and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.