Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program

The Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University, which is funded by a T32 grant from the NIH, is a two-year mentored research training experience for general and vascular surgery residents (MD/DO) interested in research-oriented academic careers.  katie-shadow.jpg

The T32 funding mechanism provides a stipend, tuition, fees for coursework, travel funds, and health insurance.

Our goal is to provide trainees with the scientific environment, didactic training, career development mentorship, and opportunities for collaboration required to jump start careers as surgeon-scientists.

Individualized training plans are developed by the mentor and trainee. Trainees can choose mentors and secondary mentors from many different clinical specialties and research fields and select one of several tracks of study or a combination of tracks:


Learn more about the training program below.

Contact Us


Program Directors: 

Mark K. Eskandari, M.D.
William H. Pearce, M.D. 

Associate Program Director:

Guillermo A. Ameer,  ScD 

T32 Coordinator:

Jan Goldstein
676 N. Saint Clair Street, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60611

Housestaff Research Portal

Visit our NU Department of Surgery Research Webpage to learn more.