Thoracic Surgery Research Fellowship

Thoracic Surgery Research Fellowship

The Division of Thoracic Surgery is accepting applications for a funded Research Fellowship at the Swedish Health System Cancer and Digestive Health Institutes in Seattle, Washington beginning July 1, 2023.

The Fellow will be responsible for conducting clinical research projects in conjunction with the members of the Division including retrospective reviews, prospective clinical trials, RCTs and large database studies. The Division has 6 principal areas of research including:

  • Foregut diseases including GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, achalasia and other motility disorders
  • Lung cancer including screening
  • Esophageal and gastric cancer
  • Surgical technology evaluation including robotics and cost analysis
  • Thymic diseases, and
  • Pleural based diseases.

Resources include a weekly research meeting, access to a biostatistician, database manager and clinical trials support staff. The Fellow is able participate in the academic (non-clinical) activities of our Division and with the General Surgery Residency Program at our center.

The Division includes 5 thoracic surgeons, 2 interventional pulmonologists, 4 advanced registered nurse practitioners, 2 clinical fellows and 1-2 research fellows. The research program has produced an average of 10-12 oral presentations and 15-20 peer-reviewed publications per year for the last 4 years.


Applicants are ideally surgical trainees in or completing an accredited ACGME program in the United States who have a required or optional research year(s) within their surgical program or a gap before additional training. US Residents or H1-b eligible visa status only.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Brian Louie

Director, Thoracic Research and Education

Suite 900, 1101 Madison Street

Seattle, WA 98105

[email protected]

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    Dec 06, 2022

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