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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 strive 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

Division Training Grant Title Program Director Sponsoring NIH Institute
Vascular Surgery Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program Mark Eskandari, MD National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Transplant Surgery Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program

Richard Green, MD and Daniela Ladner, MD 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Surgical Oncology Collaborative Northwestern Surgical Oncology Research Training (CONSORT) Seema Khan, MD and Ronald T Ackermann, MD, MPH National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Surgical Oncology Surgical Multispecialty Access to Research in Residency Training (SMART) Seema Khan, MD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Northwestern University Training Programs

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:

Diversity & 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.

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