Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The NIH-funded Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University is a two-year mentored research training program designed for surgical residents (MD/DO) in general, cardiac, and vascular surgery interested in vascular biology or vascular biomedical engineering careers.  Our goal is to provide a seamless multidisciplinary environment in which the trainee may interact with a diverse group of distinguished research faculty.  The T32 mechanism provides a stipend, tuition, fees for coursework, travel funds, and health insurance. 

The key to this program is an individualized training plan developed by the mentor and trainee.  The unique multidisciplinary environment provides trainees with opportunities to work with mentors from different disciplines.  The goal of this program is to match the research interest of the trainee to mentors, coursework, seminars, meetings, and a research plan that will collectively provide the experience necessary to launch a successful career as a physician scientist.  Trainees may select one of several tracks of study or a combination of tracks:

  • Vascular biology with a basic science or translational emphasis,
  • Clinical outcomes/health services research,
  • Biomedical devices in partnership with the Biomedical Engineering Department,
  • An integrated program designed by the trainee and his/her mentors.

Trainees who select the clinical outcomes/health services research track will pursue the Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research degree program at NU.

Candidates must hold either an MD or DO degree and must have completed at least two years of clinical training prior to enrolling in the program.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will submit a written application along with three letters of recommendation. 



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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Division of Vascular Surgery
Mark K. Eskandari, M.D.

676 N. St. Clair, #650
Chicago, IL 60611
United States