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Washington University in St. Louis - Research Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Laboratory Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University offers a unique training opportunity for scientist and surgical residents interested in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery research. Dr. James L. Cox established the division’s research laboratory in 1983 and since then we have trained over one hundred surgeons. It evolved into a laboratory led by well-established investigators researching a wide range of clinical and basic scientific problems that originate in cardiac and thoracic surgery. These include: Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias (Dr. Damiano); Novel Surgical Treatments of Pulmonary Hypertension (Dr. Moon); Noninvasive Assessment of Cardiac Mechanic Using MRI (Dr. Pasque); The Role of the Adaptive Immune System in Lung Allograft Rejection (Dr. Kreisel); Underlying mechanism in the development of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (Dr. Eghtesady) Inflammatory Mechanisms in Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation (Dr. Melby); Innate Immune Response in Lung Transplantation (Dr. Gelman); and Patient outcomes research (Drs. Kozower and Puri). These investigators are all well-funded and presently have $4.2 million of NIH Funding. In addition, the division has an NIH Institutional National Research Service award (T32). This training grant provides full salary support for qualified individuals for two years. Starting July 1, 2020.

How To Apply

Potential trainees must have an MD and be a US citizen or have a permanent resident card (green card). We are now accepting applications. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and two letters of reference to Dr. Richard B. Schuessler, Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Laboratory via email (schuesslerr@wustl.edu), or directly by mail at

Box 8234, 660 South Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63110,

or by calling at 314-362-8300.

Washington University is committed to providing a diverse environment and encourages applications from females and underrepresented minorities.


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