Surgical Research Positions

Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: approx. 1 every 4th, can vary by candidate
Program Length: 1 to 3 years
Location: Akron, OH
Program Director: Avi Schlager, MD
https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/home/index.html
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The focus of the research will be in outcomes, animal research (focusing on inguinal hernias, gastric electrical stimulation, and endoscopic repair of esophageal atresia), and a focus on telemedicine and tele-education. The fellow will have access to robust resources including our research team consisting of research nurses, grant writers, medical writers, biostatistician’s, and unlimited AV and media resources. We will also pay for the fellow to travel to present at a national conference.

Alberta Children’s Hosp/Univ of Calgary

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: Depends on applicant; if yes, 1;5
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Calgary, 00
Program Director: David Sigalet
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Mechanism of Support: Institutional/ Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Investigation of Mechanisms and Physiology of Glucagon-like Peptide 2 in Short Bowel Syndrome, & intestinal inflammation. Includes full translational project, from animal work, correlative human studies in infants, and a phase 1 trial in human infants.

All Children's Hospital / Johns Hopkins Medicine

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: every 4th
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Program Director: Paul Danielson, MD
http://www.allkids.org/surgery
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: This research fellowship is designed for general surgery residents who seek a focused experience in surgical research during a hiatus in their clinical general surgery training. The resident will be paired with a faculty mentor from the Division and will work on quality, outcomes, and clinical trial research projects. Emphasis will be placed on study design, implementation, and manuscript preparation. The Division has ongoing clinical research interests in minimally invasive surgery, trauma and congenital surgical diseases and conditions.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: Variable, Candidate dependent
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Chicago, IL
Program Director: Catherine J. Hunter
http://fsmweb.northwestern.edu/faculty/FacultyProfile.cfm?xid=26070
Source of Support: Institutional Grants, NIH Grants
Program Description: The Pediatric Surgery laboratory at Northwestern University investigates the pathophysiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a multifactorial process which typically affects premature infants. In our lab, we are investigating the role of specific bacteria in modulating the development of this disease. This research fellowship is designed for general surgery residents, and offers an exciting basic science experience. Fellows will gain expertize in research techniques, data analysis, and manuscript writing and presentation. The experimental studies employ cell culture, rat, mouse, and human tissues. You will be trained in various molecular biology techniques and then analyze the collected tissues employing SDS Page electrophoresis, western blot, immunohistochemistry, and in vitro assays. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in clinical studies and conferences at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The lab facility is located within the Searle Building located within the Chicago Campus of Northwestern University, just half a block from the Children’s Hospital. The ideal candidate will have completed the PGY-2 year in an approved general surgery residency program by the start of the research fellowship and will make a 1-2 year commitment.

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: Opportunities Available
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Houston, TX
Program Director: Sundeep Keswani, MD
http://www.bcm.edu/departments/surgery/
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Regenerative Tissue Repair Laboratory for Regenerative Tissue Repair/ Keswani Lab Our laboratory has been funded by the NIH since 2009. Our overarching mission is to study how the fetus heals without fibrosis, and use this information as a blueprint to develop therapeutics to achieve postnatal regenerative tissue repair. While we have mostly focused on the skin, we are expanding to other organ systems to determine if there are common mechanisms that underlie the development of tissue fibrosis. Fellows in our laboratory have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of basic research projects. There is also ample opportunity to engage in any number of clinical research projects from among the numerous IACUC-approved animal protocols and IRB-approved clinical protocols. There is the opportunity to maintain surgical skills, performing large animal surgery (pigs and sheep) as well as microsurgery (fetal mice). The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved with the fetal surgery program and conduct bimonthly multidisciplinary research meetings. We have funding for national research presentations and the potential opportunity to participate in clinical call. Salary support is provided in part, through Dr. Keswani’s NIH R01. While at Baylor College of Medicine, the fellow can also choose to join the residents in weekly small group preparation for the ABSITE, online institutional mock ABSITE exams, and surgical skills training sessions. How To Apply: Categorical PG2 and PG3 surgical residents should send only CV and cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals to program coordinator Kristen Kaiser kkaiser@bcm.edu. Please state explicitly that you can commit to a two-year term of research.

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Houston, TX
Program Director: Mary L. Brandt, MD
Monica E. Lopez, MD
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital is accepting applications for a clinical research fellowship beginning July 1, 2019. This 2-year program is designed for highly motivated mid- or post-residency candidates interested in becoming successful, independent clinical investigators and future leaders in academic pediatric surgery. Fellows will develop and conduct high-quality clinical research protocols under the guidance of experienced faculty with advanced degrees in clinical investigation. At the completion of the fellowship, participants will have gained hands-on experience in local, regional and national clinical trials, presentation of research results at high-profile professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Based at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest pediatric hospital in the nation, this clinical research program is uniquely positioned to study an exceptionally wide variety and high volume of pediatric surgical conditions. Research Fellows will have access to numerous medical and scientific resources and opportunities at Baylor College of Medicine and throughout the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Applicants should have completed the PGY-2 year of an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program by the start of the fellowship. A current curriculum vitae and a statement of interest are required; please send to Kristen Kaiser kkaiser@bcm.edu . Selected candidates will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from the candidate's current program director and chair. Application timeline: Applications accepted through 9/30/18; Rolling interviews; Offer made by 12/1/18 and commitment recommended by 12/31/18

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Houston, TX
Program Director: Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD
Kristen Kaiser
http://www.bcm.edu/departments/surgery/
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Additional website: http://www.texaschildrens.org/departments/pediatric-surgery Our laboratory provides a rich experience in both basic and clinical research for a two year research fellowship to start July 1, 2019. Our investigative interests include early predictors of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), fetal anesthesia, wound healing, various congenital anomalies and fetal diagnosis and therapy. Clinically we examine the outcomes of congenital anomalies such congenital diaphragmatic hernia, sacrococcygeal teratoma, omphalocele and congenital lung masses. Fellows in our laboratory have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of basic science and clinical research projects. There are currently several IACUC-approved animal protocols and numerous IRB-approved clinical protocols from which to choose. There is the opportunity to maintain surgical skills, performing large animal surgery (pigs and sheep) as well as microsurgery. The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved with the fetal surgery program and conduct bimonthly multidisciplinary research meetings. Research funding is provided through NIH and institutional seed grants. While at Baylor, the fellow can also choose to join the residents in weekly small group preparation for the ABSITE, online institutional mock ABSITE exams, and surgical skills training sessions. How To Apply: PGY2 and PGY3 surgical residents should send only CV and cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals to program coordinator Kristen Kaiser kkaiser@bcm.edu. Other materials may be requested at a later date but please do not send any additional materials at this time. Please state explicitly that you can commit to a two-year term of research.

Boston Children’s Hospital-Basic Research

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: Typically one weekday and one weekend day per month
Program Length: 1 to 3 years
Location: Boston, MA
Program Director: Tom Jaksic
Dario Fauza, MD, PhD
http://www.childrenshospital.org/research-and-innovation/research/departments/surgery
Source of Support: Foundation Grants, NIH Grants
Program Description: The Surgical Research Laboratories at Boston Children’s Hospital support the endeavors of six different principal investigators, all of whom offer fully funded positions for surgical trainees currently enrolled in an accredited residency program, with a focus on those interested in pursuing a career in pediatric surgery. Our diverse cadre of investigators allows for the development of a variety of research interests, reflecting the general nature of our specialty. More specifically, our laboratories integrate work on regenerative medicine (tissue engineering and other cell-based therapies), fetal therapy and biology, wound healing, transplantation, surgical nutrition, short bowel syndrome, oncology, angiogenesis, and vascular anomalies. Successful candidates will also be given the opportunity to participate in select clinical and didactic activities of the Department of Surgery, as well as have access to multiple resources of the neighboring Harvard campus. To apply, please contact either Dario Fauza, MD, PhD at dario.fauza@childrens.harvard.edu, or Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD at tom.jaksic@childrens.harvard.edu.

Boston Children’s Hospital-Clinical Effectiveness & Health Services Research

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: One weekday and one weekend day per month during the second and third years
Program Length: 3 years
Location: Boston, MA
Program Director: Shawn Rangel
http://www.childrenshospital.org
Source of Support: Foundation Grants
Program Description: We are pleased to offer a three-year Fellowship in Clinical Effectiveness & Health Services Research, now accepting applications for July 2019. The fellowship is designed for surgery residents who wish to pursue a career in pediatric surgery with a focus in health services research. Ongoing research efforts include development of novel quality metrics and prioritization strategies for hospital-level comparative analysis, characterization of causes and financial implications of practice variation for resource-intensive surgical conditions, and development of novel collaborative models to accelerate value-based quality improvement. As an integral part of the fellowship, the Department of Surgery will sponsor the fellow to obtain a Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Clinical Effectiveness Research from the Harvard School of Public Health. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Shawn Rangel, shawn.rangel@childrens.harvard.edu for further information.

Boston Children's Hospital-Surgical Innovation Fellowship

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 2 shifts a month
Program Length: 2 to 3 years
Location: Boston, MA
Program Director: Heung Bae Kim, MD
http://www.childrenshospital.org
Source of Support: Foundation Grants
Program Description: The Surgical Innovation Fellowship (SIF) is a two-year program at Boston Children’s Hospital that exposes surgical residents to all aspects of healthcare innovation. The Department of Surgery in collaboration with the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator and the Simulator Program have developed an innovation journey that is supported by a network of advisors that provide fellows with the knowledge and mentorship they need to take an idea from the drawing board to the bedside. During the two year program, the fellow will experience the entire device and software innovation pathway including hands on experience in market analysis, design, prototype engineering, product management, customer discovery, sales, patent and regulatory filing, etc.  In addition to the surgical innovation projects, the fellow will gain experience in clinical and scientific research and will remain clinically active within the Department of Surgery, taking in house call and participating in didactic activities related to Pediatric Surgery and Transplantation. For more information about our program, visit http://www.childrenshospital.org/accelerator/about/surgical-innovation-fellowship. Interested applicants please contact Heung Bae Kim, MD at heung.kim@childrens.harvard.edu.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4-5x/month
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Program Director: Christopher Gayer
http://www.chla.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The focus of our research is to determine the role of the microbiome on gastrointestinal diseases using necrotizing enterocolitis as a model disease. While it is clear that changes occur in the intestinal bacterial population in neonates with NEC compared to control infants, the mechanism by which this bacterial change leads to disease is not known. We are exploring bile acids as a possible mechanism. Bile acids are modified by intestinal bacteria into 100s of different forms, depending on the specific bacteria present. While some metabolites are beneficial to the intestinal epithelium, clearly other metabolites are detrimental. We are establishing the differential effects of specific bile acid metabolites on cell function and signaling in vitro and correlating this to the rodent NEC model in vivo. We are also correlating this to human NEC through clinical samples obtained from NEC infants at CHLA. Research fellows are given their own projects from the start but are encouraged to become involved with all aspects of the lab. In addition, there are clinical opportunities including teaching rounds and conferences. We encourage fellows to commit two years to this research program in order to maximize productivity.

Children’s Mercy

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4-5 calls/month
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Kansas City, MO
Program Director: Tolulope A. Oyetunji
https://www.childrensmercy.org/surgicalscholars
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The Surgical Scholars Program at Children’s Mercy Kansas City exposes the trainees to development and execution of prospective clinical trials and prospective observational studies. It has also incorporated health services research using large national databases. The focus of the research has always been emphasis on improving the quality of pediatric surgical care and patient experience. The scholars obtain a strong appreciation for true evidence-based practice as research findings are integrated into protocols and clinical pathways for routine surgical care. The program makes a conscious effort to involve the research scholars in the clinical work of the division as they also participate in the call schedules with the other surgery residents, the surgical critical care fellow and the pediatric surgery fellows. Prospective scholars must have completed at least 2-3 years of general surgery residency. There is an option to pursue an additional year of Surgical Critical Care training in our ACGME-accredited program.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4-5 times/month
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Program Director: Tracy Grikscheit, MD
http://childrenshospitalla.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The focus of our research is regenerative medicine and tissue engineering at The Saban Research Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. We transplant intestinal organoid units and other stem-cell containing units with resulting engineered tissue that has been harvested and characterized, comprising portions of the entire gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen, and lung. We encourage fellows to commit two years to this research program in order this research program in order to maximize productivity. Clinical opportunities include conference attendance as well as call on the pediatric surgical service.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4-5 X/month
Program Length: 1 years
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Program Director: Henri Ford
http://childrenshospitalla.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants, NIH Grants
Program Description: Necrotizing Enterocolitis: The central hypothesis is that immaturity of the pre-term neonate’s gut barrier, coupled with perinatal insults such as formula feeding, hypoxia, hypothermia, and colonization with opportunistic pathogens, lead to gut barrier failure and bacterial invasion. Subsequent exposure of lamina propria immunocytes to bacteria and their Toll-like receptor ligands results in local release of inflammatory cytokines, particularly IL-1, which in turn cause sustained upregulation of inducible nitric oxide (NO) synthase (iNOS), overproduction of NO and accumulation its highly reactive oxidation intermediate peroxynitrite (ONOO-) in the epithelium. By inducing enterocyte apoptosis and inhibiting various aspects of epithelial restitution, ONOO- injures the epithelium and promotes further bacterial invasion. A vicious cycle of inflammation-associated injury is established, which culminates in uncontrolled inflammatory response, tissue destruction, intestinal perforation and systemic sepsis, as seen in advanced NEC. We are testing the roles of IL-1, IL-1 processing enzyme caspase-1, intracellular signaling cascades, and iNOS in NEC using cell culture, tissue culture, and genetically engineered mice. We also test the efficacy of experimental therapies targeting IL-1, IL-1 signaling cascades, and iNOS.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4-5x/month
Program Length: 1 years
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Program Director: Henri Ford
http://childrenshospitalla.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants, NIH Grants
Program Description: Gut Barrier Dysfunction During Peritonitis: Derangement in the intestinal mucosal barrier may play an important role in the pathogenesis of systemic infection in critically ill patients. Gut origin sepsis may complicate shock, burn injury, and trauma, and contribute to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). We hypothesize that high local levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) resulting from inflammatory overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) compromise the gut barrier by disruption of tight junctions via the signaling cascade that involves the low affinity PGE receptor EP1, phospholipase C, IP3, Ca2+ release from intracellular stores, activation of calcium-dependent myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), phosphorylation of myosin, and contraction of the periferal acto-myosin ring. We are testing our hypothesis using experiments in tight Caco-2 enterocyte monolayers and barrier permeability assays in knockout mice deficient in COX-2 or EP-1, and in transgenic mice conditionally overexpressing COX-2 in the intestinal epithelium. We also test the efficacy of experimental barrier-preserving therapies that target COX-2 and EP1. Clinical opportunities include conference attendance as well as call on the pediatric surgical service.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4-5x/month
Program Length: 1 years
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Program Director: Kasper Wang
http://childrenshospitalla.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The focus of our research is on the signaling pathways regulating liver stem cell proliferation and differentiation. We have previously shown that Fibroblast Growth Factor 10 promotes hepatic progenitor cell survival and proliferation through beta catenin activation. We now are focusing on mechanisms affect cell fate. All our work is in mouse transgenic models and cell culture. We are also correlating observations with mouse hepatic progenitor cells with observations in human diseases. In particular, we are studying the signaling pathways regulating hepatic progenitors in biliary atresia. Past research experience is preferable but we have taken several research novices into the lab as well. Clinical opportunities include conference attendance as well as call on the pediatric surgical service.

Children's Hospital of Alabama

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Birmingham, AL
Program Director: Elizabeth Beierle
Source of Support: Institutional Grants, NIH Grants
Program Description: Tumor biology-neuroblastoma research

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute / Deptments of Surgery & Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 0-5 times per month
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Program Director: Dr. Kyle Cowan
http://www.medicine.uottawa.ca/
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Mechanism of support: institutional, local and national research granting agencies Dr. Cowan is the principle investigator for the division of pediatric surgery's translational vascular and tumour biology basic science research program. Current translational research focuses for this group include: (1) Role of elastases, matrix metalloproteinases, and extracellular matrix in the regulation of pulmonary vascular disease associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia; (2) Role of pannexins in the regulation of skeletal muscle differentiation and tumourigenesis associated with rhabdomyosarcoma.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: No more than once per week/optional
Program Length: 2 to 3 years
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Program Director: Alan W. Flake
http://www.chop.edu
Source of Support: NIH Grants, T32 training grants
Program Description: The Center for Fetal Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducts basic science and translational research directed toward improving our understanding of the pathophysiology of fetal disease and the development of novel strategies for prenatal treatment of fetal, pediatric, and anticipated adult disease. Specific areas include fetal stem cell and gene therapy, fetal wound healing, fetal lung growth and the treatment of pulmonary hypoplasia, and investigations in animal models of human disease such as myelomeningocele and gastroschisis

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: Variable-currently 1 in 12.
Program Length: 1 years
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Program Director: Keith T. Oldham
http://www.chw.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Vascular biology with emphasis on endothelial cell biology and inflammatory tissue injury. Translational emphasis

Children's National Med Center

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: Negotiable
Program Length: 2 to 3 years
Location: Washington, DC
Program Director: Randall S. Burd, MD, PhD
http://www.cnmc.org
Source of Support: NIH Grants
Program Description: This NIH funded research position is designed for general surgery residents or recently trained general surgeons seeking a focused experience in clinical research in a pediatric surgical setting. Our multidisciplinary research team is studying teamwork during pediatric trauma resuscitation with the goal of identifying precursors to medical errors and strategies to mitigate these errors. The long-term goal of our work is to develop a real-time approach for identifying risk conditions for adverse outcomes that will allow medical teams to take measures for reducing or preventing the impact of medical errors. This position is open to candidates who have completed at least two years of general surgical training, with preference given to those who have completed at least three years of training at the start of research fellowship. Clinical call on the pediatric surgical service is recommended but not required. A minimum of a two year commitment to the fellowship is required.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center-Northwell Health System

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: Board eligible in General Surgery; 1 in 3-4 fellow level home call
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: New Hyde Park, NY
Program Director: Richard Glick
Aaron Lipskar
http://ccmc.northshorelij.com/
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: We are pleased to announce a Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research, and are now accepting applications. The fellowship is designed for board eligible surgery residents who will have completed their general surgery training who wish to ultimately pursue a career in Pediatric Surgery. The clinical fellow will work with members of our division on quality, outcomes, and clinical trial research projects. Emphasis will be placed on study design, retrospective and prospective clinical projects, and the development of new clinical pathways. The Division has ongoing clinical research interests in minimally invasive surgery, trauma and congenital surgical diseases and conditions. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Aaron Lipskar for further information (ALipskar@northwell.edu).

Cohen Children's Medical Center- NSLIJ Health System

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 2 years
Location: New Hyde Park, NY
Program Director: Samuel Z Soffer, MD
http://www.northshorelij.com/ccmcny/home
Source of Support: Institutional Grants, Private Grants
Program Description: Anti-VEGF antibody (trade name AVASTIN) is in current clinical use in the treatment of metastatic colon cancer as well as many other adult and pediatric metastatic cancers. However, we have shown in the lab that prolonged treatments with anti-VEGF antibody leads to aberrant blood vessel formation and tumor resistance. This has profound clinical implications & the current focus of our lab effort is to elucidate the precise nature of tumor resistance to antiangiogenic treatments & to discover new potential vascular targets & agents which will provide more durable tumor suppression with minimal toxicity. In addition, we are exlporing the role of COX-2 inhibition as a potential anti-metastatic strategy in pediatric solid tumors.

Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: at least once per week
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: New Hyde Park, NY
Program Director: Jose M. Prince
http://www.feinsteininstitute.org/faculty/jose-m-prince-md/
Source of Support: Health System Grants
Program Description: Pediatric trauma, pediatric endosurgery and technology, inflammatory bowel disease and necrotizing enterocolitis

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Seattle, WA
Program Director: Fred Rivara, MD
Monica Vavilala, MD
http://www.hiprc.org
Source of Support: NIH Grants, T32 training grants
Program Description: Post-doctoral training in Pediatric Injury Research, with positions available for summer/fall, 2016. Program is funded through a US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) T-32 grant. The goal is to prepare US investigators to specialize in pediatric injury research and develop productive academic scientists and scholars in this field. We define injury research broadly to include intentional violence and unintentional injury. Relevant research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential. The program includes coursework, seminars and an intensively mentored research experience. We will provide trainees with methodological knowledge and practical skills for conducting high quality interdisciplinary research in an environment that infuses them with the excitement of research and nurtures early career development. A 3rd year option available for exceptionally productive trainees. A Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree is available as part of the Training Program. Post-doctoral level scholars are welcome from all health professions and specialties within those professions including pediatrics, surgery, dentistry, urology, rehabilitation medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesia/critical care, psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, health services, public health, social work, nursing and health economics. Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals or an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence possessing an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident prior to appointment. Individuals with temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 1 in 4, or less
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Program Director: David Kays
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: This is a clinical and clinical research fellowship focused on treatment and outcomes in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and ECMO. Based within the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, areas of concentration include CDH critical care treatment paradigms, brain protection, nutritional support, ECMO, and overall outcomes. This fellowship is most appropriate for general surgery residents interested in a career in pediatric surgery (post PGY-3 or greater) or post-graduate surgeons seeking 1 or more years of sub-specialty research and experience in preparation for training in pediatric surgery. Available 7/2017, this position is expected to evolve into an ACGME approved critical care fellowship.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Children’s Foundation Research Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: Negotiable
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Memphis, TN
Program Director: Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, Director of Research, Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Amber Stroupe
http://www.lebonheur.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: This fellowship is available to individuals interested in obtaining dedicated training in clinical research focused on pediatric surgical conditions. Fellows will gain hands on experience with local, regional, and national prospective trials, outcomes research and large database analyses (e.g. NSQIP-Pediatrics, NTDB, etc.). Emphasis will be placed on study design, implementation, and manuscript and grants preparation. Fellows will be paired with a primary research mentor from amongst eight pediatric surgeons involved in research spanning the breadth of pediatric surgical disease. Specific areas of research focus within the Division include health disparities in pediatric surgical outcomes, development and use of clinical pathways in trauma and burn care, application of biomedical informatics techniques to quality improvement, management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and translational projects involving congenital colorectal disease. Coursework in epidemiology & clinical research can be obtained through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Pursuit of a Master’s degree in epidemiology may be made available to interested candidates. Requirements: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals. Prior experience with statistical software preferred, but not required. Candidates must have a MD/DO or PhD degree or equivalent. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States (no visa sponsorship). The position is open to categorical residents that have completed at least two years of residency training. Clinical call on the Pediatric Surgical Service is required. Qualified applications should submit a Personal statement (1 page) outlining their interest in a research fellowship position and future career goals, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a letter of recommendation from their Program Director. Applications due November 1, 2018.

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: Optional, depending on licensure
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Montreal, Canada
Program Director: Dan Poenaru, MD
http://www.cglobalsurgery.com/index.php/events-and-news/352-new-fellowship-in-global-pediatric-surgery
Source of Support: Foundation Grants, Institutional Grants
Program Description: The Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery is a unique new training program for surgical residents interested in global pediatric surgery, offered in conjunction with the Centre for Global Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre. This 1-2 year long training program is primarily research focused, and can lead to a Master’s degree in Experimental Surgery (Global Surgery track). Fellows are expected to be active participants in the division research team, pursuing projects in various global surgical research areas, including burden of disease, access to surgery, human and material resources for surgery, global surgical training, economic valuations of surgical interventions, and others. Travel to low-resource settings is optional but encouraged. The option of scaling up the project towards a doctorate exists.

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 2 call nights per month
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Houston, TX
Program Director: Mary Austin
https://med.uth.edu/pediatricsurgery
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The Center for Surgical Trials and Evidence-based Practice (C-STEP) is accepting applications for a 2-year clinical research fellowship beginning July 1, 2020. The program is established for surgical residents interested in a career in academic clinical research with a focus in pediatric surgery. Fellows will obtain a Master's Degree in a Clinical Research established by the Center for Evidenced-based Medicine and Clinical Research at UTHSC. The Master's program curriculum focuses on training clinical investigators in designing and conducting patient-oriented research of high quality. In addition to the educational foundation, fellows will work with established faculty mentors with advanced degrees in clinical research to develop expertise in the scientific research process. Dr. Austin’s work primarily focuses on health disparities in access to and treatment of surgical and oncologic diseases in children. She has collaborations with faculty at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas School of Public Health. Applicants should have completed the PGY-2 year minimum as a categorical resident in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program by the start of the fellowship. Pay and benefits are commensurate to PGY year and in accordance with NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows. A current curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from the candidate's current program director and chairman is required.

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 2 call nights per month
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Houston, TX
Program Director: KuoJen Tsao
https://med.uth.edu/pediatricsurgery
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The Center for Surgical Trials and Evidence-based Practice (C-STEP) is accepting applications for a 2-year clinical research fellowship beginning July 1, 2019. The program is established for surgical residents interested in a career in academic clinical research with a focus in pediatric surgery. Fellows will obtain a Master's Degree in a Clinical Research established by the Center for Evidenced-based Medicine and Clinical Research at UTHSC. The Master's program curriculum focuses on training clinical investigators in designing and conducting patient-oriented research of high quality. In addition to the educational foundation, fellows will work with established faculty mentors with advanced degrees in clinical research to develop expertise in the scientific research process. Dr. Tsao's research program focuses on patient safety and quality improvement in pediatric surgery. Research is conducted through clinical trials, database/registries, and observational trials. Research fellows integrate with his clinical research team that consists of two clinical research nurses, quality improvement specialists (Lean/Six Sigma), and the hospital-based quality improvement team. Research fellows assist in leading the medical student research curriculum and actively participate in hospital-based quality improvement initiatives. Applicants should have completed the PGY-2 year minimum as a categorical resident in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program by the start of the fellowship. Pay and benefits are commensurate to PGY year and in accordance with NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows. A current curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from the candidate's current program director and chairman is required.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: optional
Program Length: 2 to 3 years
Location: Columbus, OH
Program Director: Katherine Deans
Source of Support: Institutional Grants, T32 training grants
Program Description: Broad-based epidemiology laboratory focused on 3 core areas of pediatric surgical practice: congenital anomalies, acquired diseases, and traumatic injuries. Current projects employ range of methodolgies including analyses of large administrative datasets such as Medicaid and PHIS; prospective trial development; and prospective longitudinal cohort development. Opportunity for 2 year Masters Degree in Public Health or Clinical Sciences with tuition support. For information email Katherine.Deans@nationwidechildrens.org.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: Once a week
Program Length: 1 to 3 years
Location: Columbus, OH
Program Director: Gail Besner
http://www.childrenscolumbus.com
Source of Support: NIH Grants
Program Description: The Besner laboratory focuses on novel strategies to protect the intestines from injury, utilizing growth factors, stem cells, and probiotics. The lab uses several models of intestinal injury including models of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), ischemia/reperfusion injury, hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation and cecal ligation and puncture. Additional studies are focused on the production of tissue engineered intestine, and on neurotransplantation as a therapy for Hirschsprung Disease. The long-term goal of the research is to identify therapies to protect premature babies from developing NEC. The Brigstock laboratory is investigating the biology of fibrosis of major organs, fibro-proliferative diseases, and scarring in order to identify new targets for therapeutic intervention in fibrotic diseases. Specific areas of focus in Dr Brigstock's lab include NIH-funded studies of the role of CTGF in liver and pancreatic fibrosis. For information email Gail.Besner@nationwidechildrens.org.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Columbus, OH
Program Director: Marc Levitt, MD
Richard Wood, MD
http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/CCPR
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The focus of our research is on outcomes for patients with colorectal problems. We have developed an interactive database across four disciplines, colorectal, urology, gynecology, and GI/motility, and will investigate outcomes in each area, including long term continence, quality of life, renal health, and gynecology. We have developed an international network for outcomes and education with partner colorectal centers and joint projects with these partners are ongoing. Past research experience is not needed, training in surgery with a plan to pursue pediatric surgery, and obtain advanced experience in colorectal are the requested prerequisites. Clinical opportunities include conference attendance and observerships in the operating room and the clinic. For information email Marc.Levitt@nationwidechildrens.org

New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (Columbia Campus)

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: ECMO call and 3-4 pediatric surgery fellow calls per month
Program Length: 2 years
Location: New York, NY
Program Director: William Middlesworth, MD
http://childrensnyp.org/mschony/services/pediatric-surgery.html
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The combined ECMO/research fellowship is designed to provide training and instruction in both clinical and basic science realms. Time is divided between the basic research lab studying vascular biology in pediatric solid tumors and vascular malformations, and the clinical care of the pediatric ECMO service. The lab experience is under the supervision of funded investigators focused on vascular biology, pediatric oncology, and radiation oncology. This experience is complemented by participation in the weekly didactic conferences of the Division of Pediatric Surgery. The clinical component of the fellowship involves primary responsibility for the care of neonatal and pediatric ECMO patients. The fellow will care for critically ill patients in the PICU and NICU and learn the technical and physiologic aspects of advanced technology available in extracorporeal circuits. This position is ideal for general surgery residents seeking a research/clinical position in the middle of residency (after PGY2 or PGY3 year) with an interest in pediatric surgery fellowship.

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 1 in 7
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Program Director: Troy A. Markel, MD
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: The Pediatric Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutics Laboratory, directed by Troy A. Markel, has two main clinical focuses. These include the use of progenitor cells for the therapy of pediatric intestinal disorders, including necrotizing enterocolitis, radiation enteritis, and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as understanding the stem cell mobilization and homing mechanisms associated with pediatric polytrauma. Both areas of interest have a strong focus on translational research not only through the use of human stem cell lines and murine models, but also through the use of intestinal tissue and blood samples obtained from the operating rooms and trauma bays. Research fellows will have the opportunity to participate in bench experiments, data analysis, manuscript writing, and the presentation of findings at national meetings. Minimal call duties will likely be required as part of the institutional funding process. Interested candidates should contact Troy Markel at tmarkel@iupui.edu

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 1 in 5
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Program Director: Frederick J. Rescorla
Maria Finnell, MD, MS
http://www.rileypediatricsurgery.com/
Source of Support: Foundation Grants
Program Description: This opportunity is open to general surgery residents interested in a career in academic pediatric surgery. Fellows will conduct and participate in a variety of clinical research projects. Recent interests cover the broad field of pediatric surgery, including outcomes after common pediatric procedures such as appendectomy and fundoplication, and questions related to the optimal delivery of pediatric surgical- and trauma care. Fellows will meet with a research mentor weekly to discuss progress and issues associated with their work. Lectures, group discussions, and structured readings in clinical research methodology, epidemiology, and statistics will be part of the training program. Presentations at scientific meetings will be encouraged and supported. Fellows will also have some exposure to our clinical service, including opportunities to operate and participate in the senior resident call schedule.

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 1 night per week and 1 weekend per month of fellow level call (with clinical fellow available for back up at all times)
Program Length: 1 years
Location: Seattle, WA
Program Director: Patrick Javid, MD
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: We have an unexpected opening for a research fellow to complete this academic year through July or August, 2018. The ideal candidate should have an interest in pediatric surgery and desire additional experience in clinical research in our field. Opportunities for clinical research in this position include surgical database outcomes studies, quality of life survey analysis, clinical trials involving hemostatic agents in the OR and intravenous lipid modulation, and dedicated outcomes research in the intestinal failure and colorectal populations. Please contact Patrick Javid, Fellowship Program Director, for more information.

Seattle Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: Once each week. Every 4th weekend
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Seattle, WA
Program Director: Patrick Javid, MD
Kimberly J. Riehle, MD
http://www.seattlechildrens.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: 2 research positions are available. One is institutionally funded and the other requires outside grant support. Dr Adam Goldin works with outcomes research with a primary focus on outcome in foregut surgery and gastroesophageal reflux. Dr Patrick Javid works with short bowel physiology, Dr Jeffery Avansino with hospital systems and continuous process improvement. Dr. Kim Riehle’s lab studies the molecular mechanisms behind liver fibrosis, regeneration, and carcinogenesis.The 2 year fellowship allows the time to obtain an MPH from the University of Washington for those interested. Tuition is the responsibility of the fellow but is at a reduced rate. There is also the opportunity to work on numerous clinical projects within the division.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 1 years
Location: Memphis, TN
Program Director: Andrew Davidoff
http://www.stjude.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Basic research in tumor angiogenesis and anti-angiogenic cancer therapy using pediatric tumor models

St. Louis Children's Hosp; Washington Univ School of Medicine

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 1 years
Location: St. Louis, MO
Program Director: Brad W. Warner
http://www.pedsurg.wustl.edu
Source of Support: NIH Grants, Training Grants
Program Description: This laboratory is focused on the intestinal adaptation response to massive small bowel resection. More specifically, we seek to elucidate the role of epidermal growth factor receptor signaling as a central mediator of resection-induced adaptation responses to include: enterocyte proliferation, enterocyte apoptosis, and enteric smooth muscle cell growth. Research fellows will learn advanced microsurgical techniques in mice, laser capture microdissection and confocal microscopy, and standard methods in molecular biology to include Western blotting, real-time PCR, recovery of RNA from tissue, etc. In addition, through weekly lab meetings, journal clubs, individual meeting with mentors, as well as daily interaction with PhD scientists in cell biology and genetics, research fellows will accrue skills in scientific writing, experimental design, data organization and interpretation, statistics, and oral presentation.

The Children's Hospital, Colorado

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements: Optional, once per wekk maximum
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Aurora, CO
Program Director: Steven Moulton
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Children’s Hospital Colorado is seeking a Clinical Research Fellow in Pediatric Surgery. This position is open to senior residents in general surgery or to surgeons who have completed general surgery training, and are interested in pursuing a career in Pediatric Surgery. Depending on experience and interest there are multiple potential avenues for pediatric surgical research. Options for investigation include: general pediatric surgery; pediatric trauma, burn and critical care; non-invasive computational modeling of acute injury and illness; medical device design, development and clinical evaluation; quality improvement, outcomes and clinical trials. Salary support is provided commensurate with experience and training. Funding is available for research-related travel. Individuals must have sufficient training and documentation to become licensed to practice medicine in the State of Colorado. Successful applicants have the option to take in-house senior resident/fellow level call. Children’s Hospital Colorado is a 400 bed free-standing children’s hospital located on the Anschutz Campus in Aurora, CO. Children’s is the only ACS-verified, level one pediatric trauma center and pediatric burn center in the seven state Rocky Mountain region. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top 10 Best Children’s Hospitals in the US. Pediatric surgery clinical programs include: trauma, burns, surgical critical care, fetal surgery, ECMO, neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, colorectal, oncology and transplantation. Our group is composed of 15 full-time pediatric surgeons, two pediatric surgery fellows, five general surgery residents, and approximately 10 pediatric surgery mid-level providers (Pas and PNPs).

UAB Children's Hospital of Alabama

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4 -5
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Birmingham, AL
Program Director: Mike Chen
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Clinical Research

UAB-Children's Hospital of Alabama

Clinical Call Required?: No
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Birmingham, AL
Program Director: Elizabeth Beierle
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Basic Research tumor biology

Univ of AR, Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: every 4th
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Little Rock, AR
Program Director: Sam Smith
http://www.archildrens.org
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Pediatric Robotic Surgery; Prevention of NEC with Probiotic diet; and Short Gut Adaptation. Trauma clinical care and trauma system development.

Univ. of Alabama Medical Center - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements:
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Birmingham, AL
Program Director: Mike Chen
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: Can pursue MPH degree if interested. Perform clinical outcomes investigation with potential involvement in prospective trials. Can pursue MPH degree if interested. Requirements: Position is open to mid-residency and post-residency candidates in general surgery. Some clinical call will be required. Frequency of call is negotiable.

University of Chicago

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: Pediatric surgical research fellows will take call for ECMO patients. They will be trained in evaluating infants and children with critical cardiorespiratory illness, and in managing patients during ECMO runs.
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Chicago, IL
Program Director: Jessica Kandel, MD
http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/
Source of Support: Foundation Grants, Institutional Grants, NIH Grants
Program Description: The Pediatric Surgery research fellows will study the molecular mechanisms driving vascular cell contribution to pediatric tumor progression (primary tumor growth, response to environmental stress and drug therapy, and metastasis). They will learn standard techniques (including tumor modeling, transcriptome analysis, PCR, etc.) as well as innovative imaging approaches. The goal of the experience is to teach fellows how to frame a hypothesis; how to rigorously explore this hypothesis; and how to evaluate data. Ample opportunities are provided for writing and presentation of work locally and nationally.

University of Michigan - CS Mott Children's Hospital

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 1 weeknight each week and 1 weekend each 4 weeks
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Program Director: Samir K. Gadepalli, MD
http://www.chear.org/people/faculty-investigators/samir-gadepalli-md-ms-mba
Source of Support: Institutional Grants
Program Description: This clinical research fellowship in pediatric surgery is focused on analysis of health care outcomes, database analysis, quality improvement, patient and family preference elicitation, cost effectiveness and clinical trials for pediatric surgical conditions, especially appendicitis, congenital anomalies, inflammatory bowel disease and ECLS. Expectation of the fellow includes coverage of a research pager, coordination of multicenter studies, training in various aspects of research including basic statistics, survey design, QI methodology, and trial design, and finally, presenting at institutional and national meetings.

Women & Childrens Hospital of Buffalo

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: Occasional
Program Length: 2 years
Location: Buffalo, NY
Program Director: Carroll M. Harmon, MD
http://www.kaleidahealth.org/Childrens/services/
Source of Support: Health System Grants
Program Description: The Department of Pediatric Surgery at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility, is seeking individuals who are looking for a dedicated research experience in areas of Pediatric Surgery, including opportunities in basic science, translational and clinical research. The research fellow will participate in mentor-directed research and the educational activities within the department that include faculty, the Pediatric Surgery Fellow, general surgery residents and medical students. Research Fellows may also have some exposure to our clinical service, including opportunities to operate and participate in the senior resident call schedule. Positions available for 2016 and 2017. Qualifications: Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in general surgery and be able to obtain a NYS medical license.

Yale University School of Medicine

Clinical Call Required?: Yes
Clinical Call Requirements: 4-6 nights per month on pediatric surgery
Program Length: 1 to 2 years
Location: New Haven, CT
Program Director: Robert A. Cowles
http://www.yalesurgery.org/pediatric/
Source of Support: AGCME Grants, Institutional Grants
Program Description: Tailored to candidate’s needs and interests. Options for basic science or clinical research. Interests of the faculty include intestinal physiology, global surgery, thyroid disease, pediatric surgical oncology, tissue engineered trachea and esophagus, gene therapy.