Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Surgery Training Grants

The Department of Surgery is deeply committed to training the next generation of students and fellows interested in careers involving biomedical and clinical investigation. Under the direction of our nationally recognized program directors, we have strived to design innovative and robust training programs. We have numerous, well-funded, senior investigators identified as mentors in each of our programs. There are significant resources, facilities and cores available at Northwestern to further enhance one’s training experience.  

Department of Surgery Training Grants


Training Grant Title

Program Director

Sponsoring NIH Institute

Vascular SurgeryVascular Surgery Scientist Training ProgramWilliam Peace, MD and Mark Eskandari, MDNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Transplant SurgeryTransplant Surgery Scientist Training ProgramMichael Abecassis, MDNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer CenterNorthwestern University Training Programs
Gastroenterology & HepatologyTraining Grant in Gastrointestinal Physiology and PsychologyJohn Pandolfino, MD and Laurie Keefer, PhDNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Trainee Resources

In addition to the resources provided by each division, T32 trainees and applicants should also be aware of the following resources available to them. 

NIH T32 Kiosk

Responsible Conduct of Research

NUCATS Training Resources

All Available Northwestern T32

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Surgery at Northwestern University seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated residents and fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. The greatest challenges facing the medical field are complex, and addressing them will require a diverse body of physicians and researchers who can work collaboratively. Northwestern offers unparalleled training and research opportunities and encourages fellowship applications from those who seek to become future leaders in the subspecialties of medicine.  We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.