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

John W. Prather

John W. Prather, Ph.D.,MD, FACC, Cardiology Fellowship Program Director

Mandar Jagtap

Mandar Jagtap, DO, FACC, FASE, Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty Member

Aaron C. Earles

Aaron C. Earles, DO, FACC, Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty Member

Nanni Pidikiti

Nanni Pidikiti, MD, Cardiology Fellowship Core Faculty Member


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.

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
  • 20 PTO Days & Educational Days annually
  • Long Term Disability
  • Lab Coat Annually
  • MRHC Stipend / Loan Repayment Program
  • Complimentary Meals
  • ACOI Conference Attendance
  • Library Resources
  • Mobile & Electronic Devices
  • 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 the 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.

Meet our Fellows

May Cardiology Fellow Spotlight

Our May Fellow of the Month is Dr. Alison Spangler! Dr. Spangler received her medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of North Alabama, Florence, AL with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Magnolia Regional Health Center, where she is presently in her second year of Cardiology Fellowship. She is a current member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology,  American Osteopathic Association, Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association, and American College of Osteopathic Internists. 

Dr. Spangler has had posters accepted at the American College of Osteopathic Internists Annual Scientific Meeting and the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session. She was the winner of the 2018 Cardiovascular Symposium Research Poster Competition. She worked alongside her husband, Dr. Thomas Flautt, who is also a Cardiology Fellow at MRHC, to submit a case report that was accepted by the Heart Rhythm Case Report Journal. Dr. Spangler has given many lectures over the years at the Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Symposiums, as well as the Annual MRHC Heart Health Conference. We are thankful that she is a part of our team!


Contact Us

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

Office of Graduate Medical Education

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