Department of Surgery

Research Fellowships/Training

Our commitment to excellence in research drives our commitment to seek out and train the best of the next generation of biomedical scientists.

The Department of Surgery hosts four NIH training grants, which allow for a dedicated effort in the area of resident and fellow research.  

Vascular Surgery Training Grant

Program Director: Edith Tzeng MD

The training program in the Division of Vascular Surgery provides interdisciplinary laboratory training for up to six surgical residents or postdoctoral fellows with MD and/or PhD qualifications, and is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Learn more

Trauma and Sepsis Research Training Grant

Program Director: Timothy R. Billiar, MD

The training program in the Division of General Surgery provides interdisciplinary laboratory training for up to five surgical residents or postdoctoral fellows with MD and/or PhD qualifications, and is funded by the NIGMS. Learn more

Postdoctoral Research Training in Biotherapy of Cancer

Program Director: David L. Bartlett, MD

This training grant is an award from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh to provide eligible candidates with state-of-the-art basic research training in the biological therapy of cancer with faculty members within the division. Learn more

Interdisciplinary Training in Transplantation Biology

Program Director: Angus Thomson, PhD, DSc

The purpose of this unique, NIH-supported interdisciplinary training program in transplantation biology is to train future leaders in transplantation research. Training positions for pre-doctoral graduate students (PhD or MD/PhD candidates) and for post-doctoral fellows (PhDs, MDs, MD/PhDs and VDMs) are available. Learn more