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Letter from the Directors

The Postdoctoral Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease at Columbia University Medical Center is an intensive 2-3 year research training opportunity for  MDs and MD, PhDs with surgical and cardiology subspeciality training. Focused on clinically relevant investigation, the program draws upon the remarkable depth and range of Columbia’s basic science and clinical investigator faculty. 

Program trainees can expect to gain experience with advanced research techniques while simultaneously receiving individual attention through a series of core lectures and didactic programs geared towards the research training of physicians.

Trainees have the opportunity to select from a broad group of investigative areas, which are grouped thematically into:

  • Vascular biology
  • Ion channels and pharmacology
  • Immunity, cell signaling, and genomics
  • Outcomes
  • Clinical sciences

Trainees are encouraged to choose more than one mentor (co-mentors) within the training program, thereby fostering collaborative efforts, which will further enhance the candidate’s training. 

Mark A. Hardy, MD,
Auchincloss Professor of Surgery
Director Emeritus & Founder, Transplantation Program
Program Director

Steven Marx, MD,
Associate Professor of Medicine (in Pharmacology)
Program Co-Director
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program

Columbia University Medical Center | Department of Surgery | Department of Medicine