Success Stories: O1-A Approval for a Clinical Fellow in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine in 20 Days

On March 26, 2015, we received another O1-A (Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) Approval for a Clinical Fellow in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine (Approval Notice)

General Field: Cardiovascular Medicine

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Clinical Fellow

Petitioner: A Teaching Hospital

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Vermont Service Center (VSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: March 26th, 2015

Processing Time: 20 Days



Case Summary:

Similar to our EB1-A cases, O1-A cases require that clients demonstrate that they meet at least three of the regulatory criteria set by the USCIS and that they have achieved sustained national or international acclaim specified in this petition, and that the petitioner seeks to employ the beneficiary to continue his work in the field of endeavor in the United States.

This specific client is a clinical fellow in the field of cardiovascular medicine. His work focuses on medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Successful research in our client’s field addresses some of the most advanced issues facing national and international healthcare, including the ability to treat common diseases in the United States. His petitioning organization is a teaching hospital located in Massachusetts. Our client’s research has resulted in at least 24 peer-reviewed scholarly publications appearing in leading journals and 16 presentations at national and international conferences as well as 3 book chapters. His scientific articles have been cited at least 199 times by researchers around the globe. He has also reviewed at least 9 papers submitted to prestigious international journals, and been named an Associate Editor for several journals. His expertise can also be seen in a discussion by a fellow researcher about the impact of our client’s work: “[Client] found a clinically significant reduction in blood pressure for patients given statins. As a direct result of this project, we have better treatments for hypertensive patients. [Client] created a new tool in the physician’s arsenal, and the health of millions of Americans has been improved by this work.

In this case we proved that our client had satisfied the criteria to qualify as an individual of extraordinary ability, had risen to the top of their field of endeavor, had sustained national or international acclaim, and that they sought to enter the United States to continue their outstanding research work in the field of endeavor for a qualified petitioner with the ability to pay.









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