General Surgery Research Fellowship

General Surgery Research Fellowship

Vanderbilt’s Laboratory for Organ Regeneration, Recovery, and Replacement (LOR3) is seeking at least one motivated general surgery resident to join our productive research group. There is one position available immediately, and 2 more open for next academic year (7/1/2024).

The LOR3, directed by Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, is focused on creating organ support systems that provide extended physiologic support for injured organs, bioengineering platforms for organ recovery and regeneration, and developing artificial cardiopulmonary assist systems. Our major projects include recovery and regeneration of rejected human donor lungs, livers, hearts, and kidneys for transplantation using our group’s organ perfusion devices and cross-circulation platform. Our group is the first to develop a large pre-clinical cross-circulation platform for extracorporeal support of human lungs rejected for transplantation.

We have also recently established a high-fidelity, titratable large pre-clinical model for pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular failure, a platform that serves as a basis for developing the next-generation, durable mechanical support technology. Our work has been published in leading academic medical, scientific, and engineering journals, and also featured in major news outlets including The New York Times.

The LOR3 is an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, scientists, engineers, nurses, surgeons and laboratory personnel with a common goal of advancing the field of lung failure and transplantation. Given the wide range of research projects, this position is well-suited for residents interested in various specialties, particularly abdominal transplant, cardiac, and thoracic surgery. Residents remain active in technical aspects such as sewing and open dissection, so skills maintain (if not improve). Our current and past research residents have authored countless journal articles, book chapters, and have been on many national and international podiums presenting their work.

How To Apply:

Please submit all documents in one single email to: [email protected]

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of Support from the candidate’s current Program Director, for which summative rotation evaluations and feedback regarding clinical performance are encouraged.
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  • Published

    Jul 15, 2023

  • Main Location

    Nashville, Tennessee

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