• SCAI Announces 2020-21 SCAI-WIN CHIP Fellowship Recipient

    September 28, 2019

    SAN FRANCISCO – Amy Cheney, MD, an interventional cardiology fellow at the University of Washington has been selected as the recipient of the SCAI-Women in Innovations (SCAI-WIN) CHIP Fellowship, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions announced today.

    The $90,000 fellowship opportunity was made possible by support from Abiomed (founding supporter) and Boston Scientific, and was offered to interventional cardiology (IC) fellows or  practicing interventional cardiologists interested in pursuing an additional year of advanced training (beyond traditional IC fellowships) focusing on complex and high-risk interventional procedures (CHIP) and percutaneous acute mechanical circulatory support training in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

    "Dr. Amy Cheney was selected from a group of highly accomplished interventional fellows for the SCAI WIN CHIP Fellowship award. She has demonstrated commitment to the treatment of patients with complex coronary disease, a spirit of investigation, and has tremendous support and mentorship from her institution. We are looking forward to following her career," said J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FSCAI, chair of SCAI-WIN.

    Dr. Cheney is currently an interventional cardiology fellow at the University of Washington. She completed her general cardiology fellowship also at the University of Washington, and residency at the University of California, Davis. She has a medical degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College.

    “I am extremely honored and humbled to be the recipient of this year’s SCAI-WIN CHIP fellowship. I am grateful to the SCAI-WIN committee, to Abiomed and Boston Scientific, and to my incredible mentors at the University of Washington for their support, enthusiasm, and commitment to my education and career,” said Dr. Cheney. “I am eager to grow in my skills as a coronary operator during this exceptionally exciting time in interventional cardiology. There is an ever-growing population of patients in need of complex coronary intervention, and I look forward to providing improved access to care for these patients. I am also committed to promoting the essential mission of SCAI WIN – to inspire future generations of outstanding female interventionalists to join this field.”