Cardiology Fellowship Program


Dr. Mandar Jagtap

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We appreciate your interest in our Fellowship program.

The Cardiology Fellowship Program at Magnolia Regional Health Center offers a structured three year program of training designed to prepare highly qualified candidates for careers in clinical and investigative cardiology.  This intensive experience, under close supervision of full-time staff, is provided in all major clinical and laboratory aspects of cardiology.

During training all fellows rotate through the cardiac catheterization laboratory, echocardiography, electrophysiology, graphics (ECG, stress testing, ambulatory monitoring, pacemaker analysis), and nuclear cardiology laboratories.

From the beginning of training one half day per week is spent working under careful supervision in the Outpatient Cardiology Practice and is expected to participate in one or more areas of ongoing research.

Graduates of the program meet board eligibility requirements for general cardiology and COCATS Level 2 requirements for Nuclear and Echocardiography Boards.

Mandar Jagtap, DO FACC, FASE, FSCAI

Cardiology Fellowship Program Director

*We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


MRHC’s Cardiology Fellowship program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Mehul Patel, MD

Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty

Nanni Pidikiti

Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty

Christopher Ingelmo, MD

Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty

Paul Volansky, DO

Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty



Academically & Clinically Structured Program

  • Journal Club
  • Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds
  • Mayo Board Review
  • Grand Rounds
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Morning Report
  • Case Presentation
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities
  • Fellow lecture
  • Research opportunities
  • Ambulatory care clinic experience weekly

Program Benefits

  • Competitive annually increasing salary
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • 21 PTO Days & Educational Days annually
  • Long Term Disability
  • White Coat Annually
  • MRHC Stipend / Loan Repayment Program
  • Complimentary Meals
  • Library Resources
  • Mobile Device
  • Research Opportunities

Two Positions Per Year

The fellowship program offers 2 positions per year and is a comprehensive program that fulfills fellowship requirements of specialty boards of certification.

Those training in invasive cardiology require a fourth separately accredited year in Interventional Cardiology to become fully proficient in angioplasty and other interventional techniques and/or certification.

Application Process

Magnolia Regional Health Center participates and accepts applications through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) along with an MRHC application. Two positions are offered at Magnolia Regional Health Center per academic.  A separate required application may be downloaded from our website: Download our Cardiology Fellowship Application along with the required information of:

Letters of Recommendation – At least three (3) letters of recommendation that attest to your personal qualifications and to your scholastic and clinical ability.

Transcripts/Diploma – A copy of your most recent medical school transcript should be included in your application.

Research and Scholarly Activity

We are extremely proud of the work our fellows have put in to completing scholarly activity amidst their rigorous training schedules. They continue to work diligently to present at national and regional conferences, including the MRHC Annual Cardiovascular Symposium each fall.

Fellows are allotted a stipend utilized toward such conferences based on PGY year. Scholarly activity funds are to be utilized to help fellows pay for attendance to present posters and/or abstracts at educational conferences, cost of posters and other materials needed. Utilization of such funds for items not listed above will only be allowed once an acceptable form of scholarly activity has been completed.


Ted and Patel TCT

Dr. Ted Richards, PGY 5, and Dr. Mehul Patel, Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty Member, present at the 2019 TCT National Conference in San Francisco, CA.


Fellow CV 2019

All of our Cardiology Fellows presented research posters and delivered excellent lectures at our 2019 Cardiovascular Symposium.


Conferences and Publications

Our fellows have also been published in national journals and presented at many other conferences, including the following, among others:

  • 2019 ACC Annual Scientific Session – posters presented by Dr. Thomas Flautt and Dr. Alison Spangler
  • 2019 Alabama/Mississippi ACP Scientific Meeting – posters presented by Dr. Thomas Flautt and Dr. Alison Spangler
  • 2019 TCT Annual Conference – poster presented by Dr. Likhitesh Jaikumar
  • 2018 CCVC 7th Annual Symposium – poster presented by Dr. Ted Richards, Dr. Ling Twohig, and Dr. John Prather
  • 2018 American College of Osteopathic Internists Annual Scientific Convention – poster presented by Dr. Thomas Flautt, Dr. Ashley Nickerson, Dr. Sahar Jahan, Dr. Alison Spangler, Dr. Paul Volansky, and Dr. John Prather
  • ACC 2018 Poster Presentation “Paralyzed: A Rare Case of Thromboembolism” Thomas Flautt, Do; Aaron Earles, DO, Billy D. Parsons, MD
  • Heart Rhythm Case Reports – Title: A Novel Mapping and Ablation Strategy of the Mitral Isthmus using Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) in the Left Atrium
    Corresponding Author: Thomas Flautt, DO
    Co-authors: Alison Spangler, DO; John Prather, PhD, MD; David Lan, MD
  • “Noonan Syndrome with Coronary Anomaly” Twohig, Nickerson, Prather. Congenital Diseases Case Report. European Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. Vol 5, Issue 3, September 2017
  • “Critical Limb Ischemia and Minor Tissue Loss as Initial Presentation of Peripheral Artery Disease” Accepted to SAWC – 9th Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; Las Vegas, NV, October 20, 2017. Paul Volansky, DO; Prateek K. Gupta, MD; John W. Prather, MD
  • Helping Residents See Clearly:Introducing CLER into the Daily Practice of a Newly Accredited Program- poster (presented at 2017 ACGME; 2017 IM Symposium; 2017 AL & MS ACP)
  • 2017 American College of Osteopathic Internists Annual Scientific Convention – Another Man Who Cried Wolf? A Rare Presentation of Endocarditis. H. Lusby, T. Cao, P. Volansky, J. Prather.


Click the link below to Meet our Cardiology Fellows!

Meet our Fellows


Vivek Menon, MD, PGY 4

Dr. Menon received his Medical Degree from Lekarska Fakulta v Plzni, Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Czechia. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, where he served as Chief Resident.  His undergraduate studies were completed at The Institute for Language and Academic Preparation for Foreign Students, Slovak Republic, where we earned his degree in Basic Sciences and Slovak Language. Dr. Menon obtained his research experience at Emory University, Altanta, GA.  He is a member of the American Association for Cardiologists of Indian Origin, Association of Black Cardiologists, Heart Rhythm Society, and the American College of Cardiology.  In his spare time, Vivek enjoys martial arts, traveling, reading, playing guitar, and bodybuilding.


CONGRATULATIONS Cardiology Fellowship Class of 2020 Upon your successful completion of Fellowship!

Alison L Spangler, DOAlison L. Spangler, DO

Thomas J Flautt, DOThomas J. Flautt, DO


Contact Us

To arrange a site visit or assist with any questions you may have:

Office of Graduate Medical Education

Jamie Hajek

Cardiology Fellowship Coordinator

Division of Cardiology
Magnolia Regional Health Center
611 Alcorn Drive
Corinth, Ms. 38834
Office (662) 293-1143
Fax (662) 293-4347

Call us at (662) 293-1000