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"It is my pleasure to introduce The Medical Center Cardiovascular Fellowship Program. We have structured a curriculum, conferences, and schedules to fulfill ACGME requirements. 

We are excited about our new fellowship program and I strongly believe that it is going to improve the overall academic atmosphere in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine in South Central Kentucky. 

I have designated my associate, Dr. Jacqueline Dawson Dowe, to be the Associate Program Director. She is highly qualified for this responsibility, being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and holding multiple Board Certifications in Cardiology and Internal Medicine."

Muhammed Kazimuddin, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology Fellowship Program Director

Jason Cohen, D.O.

Third Year Cardiology Fellow


Medical School:  

University of North Texas - HSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency:  

Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL


"I am very excited to be here at BGMC. I have the privilege of helping to start this fellowship program. There is such a wealth of pathology and opportunity to learn. The faculty here are engaging and enthusiastic about teaching. I look forward to training with them to become an excellent cardiologist and to help build this into a robust academic program."

Atif Tatari, D.O.

Third Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School:  

NYIT-COM (formerly New York College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Traditional Rotational Internship: 

Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Internal Medicine Residency:

St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ

"Coming to Bowling Green and The Medical Center to continue my medical education has provided me with a unique opportunity. Being in the first fellow class is a great honor and privilege which I do not take lightly. Having access to a vast amount of pathology and excellent enthusiastic faculty bodes well for this program going forward. I am confident that the program has a lot of potential to be a highly respected program, not only in the state of Kentucky but eventually nationally."

Vivak Patel, D.O.

Second Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School:  

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus, Suwanee, GA 

Internal Medicine Residency:

Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, FL

"I am blessed to have had the opportunity to join the Cardiology Fellowship here at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. I look forward to caring for the surrounding and under-served community in an effort to improve their overall health."

Richard Pham, D.O.

Second Year Cardiology Fellow

Medical School:

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 

Traditional Rotating Internship:

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, OR

Internal Medicine Residency:

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, OR

To learn more about the MCBG Fellowship Program, including how to apply, click here .

The mission of The Medical Center’s Fellowship Training Program in Cardiology is to improve healthcare access and health status for persons living in or near south central Kentucky, by providing our cardiology fellows with a comprehensive structured cognitive and procedural clinical education in both inpatient and outpatient settings enabling them to become competent, proficient and professional clinicians.     

The Medical Center is committed to providing the funding and resources necessary to ensure this is a premier training program which focuses on training physicians committed to excellence in the discipline of Cardiology.  We affirm to provide fellows with the fundamental skills necessary to become exemplary clinicians.  The program is closely maintained by review, audit, and input from the program director, associate program director, director of medical education, attending physicians, and fellows. 

The fellowship training program in cardiology is designed to provide excellence in cardiovascular disease training.  A minimum of twenty-four (24) months will include supervised management of patients (clinical rotations). 


This program will train two (2) cardiology fellows enrolled in the program during each training year for a total of six (6) fellows.  This program is structured to meet and exceed the requirements of the basic standards for training in cardiology. 

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