The Physician Scientist Portal is a resource for residents, fellows and early career faculty who are interested in pursuing a Physician Scientist Pathway career. We hope to grow this into a searchable database of resources, opportunities and facilities available to physician scientists (MDs and MD/PhDs involved in clinical and basic science) throughout Cardiovascular Disease Divisions across the United States and Canada.

As part of this database, we are in the process of collecting information specific your institution related to training and career development of physician scientists. This portal is as much an avenue to advertise your program to physician scientists as it is for physician scientists to find out about opportunities available to them.

As part of Phase I, we have a list of programs that have a Physician Scientist Development track and contact information associated with the program. Stay tuned for phase II that will have more information on each of these programs.

  Northeast
  Northeast
  Connecticut
  Connecticut
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Program Description Yale Cardiology supports multiple pathways for physician-scientist training, including two T-32 research training programs, ABIM research residency training, and faculty-funded research opportunities. This includes pre-, post-, and during clinical fellowship research training periods.
Research Pathway Name Yale Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program
Contact Edward J. Miller, MD PHD
Email edward.miller@yale.edu
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Research Pathway Name Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC)
Contact Albert Sinusas, MD
Email albert.sinusas@yale.edu
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Research Pathway Name Yale Cardiovascular Research Center (YCVRC)
Contact Jeffrey Bender, MD
Email jeffrey.bender@yale.edu
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Research Pathway Name Yale Physician-Scientist Training Program
Contact John Wysolmerski, MD PhD
Email john.wysolmerski@yale.edu
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  Massachusetts
  Massachusetts
Boston University/Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Research Pathway Name Cardiovascular Medicine Research Track
Contact Omar Siddiqi
Email Omar.Siddiqi@bmc.org
  New York
  New York
St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, Roslyn in Long Island, New York
Research Pathway Name Cardiac Imaging
Contact Jane Cao, MD
Email jane.cao@chsli.org
 
Research Pathway Name Intracoronary Imaging and Physiology
Contact Allen Jeremias
Email Ajeremias@gmail.com
 
Research Pathway Name Heart Failure Therapeutics
Contact Rita Jermyn
Email Rita.Jermyn@chsli.org
  Pennsylvania
  Pennsylvania
UPMC/University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Pathway Name (T32) Training Program in Imaging Sciences in Translational Cardiovascular Research
Contact Flordeliza S. Villanueva
Email villanuevafs@upmc.edu
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  South
  South
  Florida
  Florida
University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
Research Pathway Name Cardiology Clinical Investigator Research Pathway
Contact Tania Guardia
Email trojas@miami.edu
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  North Carolina
  North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Program Description The Clinician-Scientist Training Program in Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a pathway to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have an impact in the world of Cardiovascular Research. It provides two years of concentrated research training in basic science and/or translational research to physicians who want to pursue an academic career. The trainee can choose to work with faculty from basic science or clinical disciplines. After completion of the two protected research years, trainees then matriculate into the 2 year clinical portion of the training program.
Research Pathway Name Clinician-Scientist Training Program in Cardiovascular Medicine
Contact Kira Oshima
Email kira_oshima@med.unc.edu
 
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Research Pathway Name Clinical Research Training Program
Contact Daniel Mark, MD
Email daniel.mark@duke.edu
 
Research Pathway Name Basic science/translational research
Contact Neil Freedman, MD
Email neil.freedman@dm.duke.edu
 
Research Pathway Name Genomic Medicine
Contact Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD
Email geoffrey.ginsburg@dm.duke.edu
  Virginia
  Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Program Description

The VCU DOIM Rising Scholar Program is a unique opportunity to obtain dedicated training in Clinical and Translational Research, while progressing in your academic career in Internal Medicine and Subspecialties and improving clinical skills. The program is designed for individuals who are BC or BE in Internal Medicine, and will last 24 months with a start date of July 1, 2018. Read more >>>

The program will combine formal training within the VCU Master of Science Program in Clinical and Translational Research with hands-on research experience under the tutelage of a dedicated mentor.As part of the program and as DOIM faculty, the scholars will receive an excellent benefit package, a competitive salary commensurate to the clinical load, a $5,000 stipend for CME and other scholarly activities and a $20,000 grant to support an approved research project.

At the end of the program, trainees are expected to be competitive for appointment to an Assistant Professor faculty position and for a KL2 or K23 NIH training grant. Alternatively, the program can be preparatory to a clinical fellowship in an Internal Medicine specialty. Participation in the DOIM Junior Scholar Program at VCU, however, provides no guarantee of or acceptance to a clinical fellowship or to a faculty position.

To apply, please visit VCU eJobs: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/59827 or https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/59828

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Research Pathway Name VCU DOIM Rising Scholar Program
Contact Antonio Abbate, MD, PhD
Email antonio.abbate@vcuhealth.org
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  Midwest
  Midwest
  Colorado
  Colorado
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Research Pathway Name Cardiology T32
Contact Michael Ho, MD
Email michael.ho@ucdenver.edu
 
Research Pathway Name Dissemination & Implementation K12
Contact Michael Ho, MD
Email michael.ho@ucdenver.edu
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Research Pathway Name Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) Fellowship
Contact Michael Ho, MD
Email michael.ho@ucdenver.edu
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Research Pathway Name AHA HF SFRN
Contact Michael Ho, MD
Email michael.ho@ucdenver.edu
  Illinois
  Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Research Pathway Name (No specific name)
Contact Dr. Jalees Rehman
Email jalees@uic.edu
  Kentucky
  Kentucky
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Program Description FITs with a clear career goal of becoming an academic cardiologist are provided extended mentorship and alignment within our Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. A K-award or similar mechanism for support is expected.
Research Pathway Name Clinician Scientist Track
Contact Vincent L. Sorrell
Email v.sorrell@uky.edu
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  Missouri
  Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Program Description Fellows in the investigational track spend a minimum of two years obtaining research experience, generally after finishing clinical training. Since the division has an NIH-sponsored research training grant (T32), fellows do not need to obtain their own funding to pursue 1-2 years of dedicated research. However, since grant writing is an essential component of research career development for those aspiring to become independent investigators, we encourage fellows to apply for grants during the course of their training.
Research Pathway Name Investigator Pathway
Contact Ava Ysaguirre
Email aysaguir@wustl.edu
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  Texas
  Texas
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75225
Research Pathway Name Pediatric Cardiology Research Fellowship
Contact Sadia Malik
Email sadia.malik@utsouthwestern.edu
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University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX 75225
Program Description Pediatric cardiology fellows in training may participate in clinical or basic research for a year or more during their 3 year fellowship. An optional fourth year is provided for research and clinical endeavors in echocardiography, transplant, EP, MRI, CVICU or catheterization.
Research Pathway Name Pediatric Cardiology Research Fellowship
Contact Sadia Malik
Email sadia.malik@utsouthwestern.edu
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  Utah
  Utah
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Program Description This program combines an extra year of fellowship along with your subspecialty training. After the extra year, you would then be eligible for consideration of a faculty position.
Research Pathway Name Cardiovascular T32 Program
Contacts Guy Zimmerman, Stavros Drakos, Jack Morshedzadeh
Email guy.zimmerman@utah.edu, stavros.drakos@hsc.utah.edu, jack.morshedzadeh@hsc.utah.edu
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  Wisconsin
  Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Research Pathway Name Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Research
Contact Christine Tydrich
Email christine.tydrich@wisc.edu
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Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Research Pathway Name Training in Signature Translational Cardiovascular Sciences
Contact Robin Karst
Email rkarst@mcw.edu
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  West
  West
  Arizona
  Arizona
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Program Description We provide a dedicated fourth year of research for fellows in the physician-scientist pathway, with additional focus on research during the three year clinical fellowship. Interested fellows may also opt for enhanced research training as part of the three year program.
Research Pathway Name University of Arizona - Research Pathway in Cardiology
Contact Gretchen Jackson
Email jacksong@shc.arizona.edu
  California
  California
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
Program Description An ACGME pathway for Pediatrics residents with research interest and some experience to have time for research during residency and fellowship of their choice.
Research Pathway Name Integrated Research Pathway
Contact PaulGrossfeld
Email pgrossfeld@ucsd.edu
 
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Research Pathway Name ABIM Research Pathway
Contact John Giacomini, MD
Email giacomini@stanford.edu
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