Cardiovascular Surgery T32 Research Training Program

October 15, 2021

Request for Applications

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

Cardiovascular Surgery T32 Research Training Program

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

July 1, 2022-June 20, 2024

The Baylor College of Medicine Research Training Program in Cardiovascular Surgery is designed to prepare MD surgical residents and PhD post-doctoral fellows for an academic career in cardiovascular surgery research. Funded by a T32 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, our program is led by principal investigator/program director Todd K. Rosengart, MD, chair of the Deaprtment of Surgery, and program co-directors, Scott A. LeMaire, MD, vice chair for research, and Barbara W. Trautner, MD PhD, director of clinical research.

The program provides salary and educational support to two (MD or PhD) trainees per year, for two years each. Postdoctoral MD and PhDs trainees accepted into the program will engage in a mentored research project which will be complemented by a set of core program activities, team science training, and responsible conduct of research training. All T32 faculty mentors have active research programs, have been successful in securing extramural funding, and have a strong committment to training the next generation of cardiovascular surgeon-scientists and PhD investigators.


- Postdoctoral candidates who are MDs in their second or third year of surgical residency and PhD postdoctoral fellows, all with a strong interest in cardiovascular research. Surgery resident applicatns must be willing to dealy the completion of their clinical trainig for two years.

- Citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or those lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

How to Apply

Please email coordinator Alica Wang for detailed instructions

Applications are due Friday January 7, 2022, by 5pm CST. Selections will be made in early March 2022.

Details regarding training curriculum, training tracks, faculty mentors list, stipen, and eligibility criteria can be found on the program website.


For questions, please contact Barbara W. Trautner MD PhD at



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