Several of our surgeons in the Department of Thoracic Surgery participate in basic science and clinical research studies.
Vanderbilt’s commitment to Surgical Research
The Departments of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery have multidisciplinary teams of biostatisticians, nurses, surgeons, post-doctoral fellows, and epidemiologists who perform cutting edge research in epidemiologic and clinical studies of thoracic malignancies, and explore critical issues in end stage heart disease and mitral valve disease.
The cardiac surgery research laboratory is a core laboratory that is actively involved in clinical trials and translational research, with ongoing collaborations with colleagues in pulmonary medicine and cardiology. Cardiac surgery fellows and residents have full access to this infrastructure and internal funding for any appropriate studies.
The TREAT Lung Cancer Program provides core support to students, residents and fellows to maximize productivity during the clinical rotations.
Surgical Resident Research Funding Opportunities: