Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Sponsored by SVS

Washington University in St. Louis Cardiovascular Innovation in Surgery and Engineering Center

CVISE is the first innovation center in the country to be funded by a T32 training grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH. The CVISE fellowship accepts four trainees per year: two surgical residents and two engineering students. Trainees in this two-year fellowship program synergize across disciplines to develop, test and patent novel technologies.

This fellowship will help you to:

  • Practice skills in concept generation and assess technology needs criteria 
  • Develop a hypothesis-driven approach to prototype, test and translate your ideas 
  • Innovate new inventions and understand how to patent your novel technology 
  • Receive mentored career development, early commercialization and entrepreneurship 
  • Develop a pathway for academic advancement, leadership and future independent research funding 


This fellowship is open to:

  • Post-doctoral surgical trainees holding a medical degree (MD or MD/PhD) are eligible for the surgical trainee position 
  • Engineering trainees pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD or DSc) are eligible for the engineering trainee position 

If you are eligible and interested in the position, please visit the CVISE website for more information.  Applications are due March 30, 2024. 

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