Health Transformation Fellowship

Health Transformation Fellowship

This position has a start date of July 1, 2023 and an expected end date of June 30, 2025.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is excited to offer through their Health Care Transformation and Design program, a unique research fellowship opportunity focused on the implementation and evaluation of value-based health care delivery strategies to care delivery for children with heart disease and their families.

This is a two-year, full-time program designed for general and cardiothoracic surgery residents interested in an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery or congenital heart surgery and health services research. Participants in the fellowship will also be simultaneously enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Care Transformation degree program at the Value Institute for Health and Care at the University of Texas at Austin. The 1-year master’s degree will be funded as part of the fellowship program. Fellows will receive a competitive stipend and health benefits during their fellowship period. The selected applicant will also have the opportunity for clinical moonlighting with approved credentials.

The Value Institute for Health and Care is a joint venture between University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business. The institute was founded with a vision of achieving better health for the people of Central Texas and training leaders to transform health care worldwide. The Institute serves as an expert resource for high-value health care strategy and strives to redefine health care through education, translational research, new relationship-centered care models, and outcomes measurement.

The Value Institute is led by professors Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace, who work internationally with organizations transforming care delivery to achieve better health outcomes using a human-centered lens. The institute’s work builds on Teisberg’s 2006 book “Redefining Health Care,” co-authored with Harvard Business School’s Michael E. Porter, which introduced the concept of value to health care.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at UT Health Austin is part of Dell Medical School at University of Texas at Austin. Through Dell Med, The University of Texas at Austin is pioneering a vision for rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health as well as revolutionize how people get and stay healthy.


MD degree or equivalent. Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as part of a surgical, internal medicine or pediatric residency program.

Ability to make a 2-year commitment to the program. Passion and drive to advance the care of children and adults with congenital heart disease. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem.

To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

How To Apply:

Application submission includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of support from program director
  • Up to two additional letters of recommendation

Application for the 2023-2025 Fellowship Program is now open. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2022. Virtual (Zoom) or in-person interviews will be scheduled for early October 2022. Final decision on applicants will be made early December with a mid-December 2022 notification to applicants.

Contact Information:

For more information about the program and the application process, please contact Elizabeth McCullum, PhD ([email protected])

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    Aug 16, 2022

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