Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering Fellowship

Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering 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 (TCPCHD), a collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center, and the James T. Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation at The University of Texas at Austin are pleased to offer a unique research fellowship opportunity focused on advancing the field of congenital heart disease at the intersection between biomedical engineering and clinical medicine. The Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering Fellowship is a two-year program designed for residents, fellows, and other clinicians interested in an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, anesthesia, critical care, or other associated specialties.

The TCPCHD, led by world-renowned congenital heart surgeon Dr. Charles Fraser Jr., is a clinical and academic collaboration between UT Health Austin, the clinical arm of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, and Dell Children’s Medical Center. The multidisciplinary Center treats children and adults with congenital heart disease and through its Health Transformation and Design Program, seeks to transform the way care is provided for individuals with congenital heart disease with a goal of making care more holistic, patient-centered, and rooted within multidisciplinary collaboration.

The James T. Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation, led by world-renowned Professor Michael Sacks, is a translational research program focused on developing computational biomechanical models to improve the understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of cardiac and valvular disease. The Center uses a range of unique in-vivo and in-vitro data for elucidating mechanisms that underlie the observed pathologies. These data are incorporated into computational models that span the whole continuum of organic structure from the cellular to the whole-organ level.

Fellows will be mentored by world-renowned congenital heart disease specialists as well as distinguished faculty from the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Zoom interviews will be scheduled October – November 2022. Final decision on applicants will be made by December 2022.


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 through research and development.

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:

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2022. Application submission includes:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of support from program director (if applicable)
  • Up to two additional letters of recommendation

Contact Information:

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

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    Aug 17, 2022

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