Esophageal Surgery Research Fellowship

Job Description

Virginia Mason Medical Center, a multi-specialty academic training center in Seattle, WA, is offering an esophageal surgery research fellowship, combined with an interventional endoscopy fellowship, in the coming academic year beginning July 2015.

Physicians who have completed a formal surgical residency in the United States, as approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) before the application deadline, are eligible. International applications are also eligible, with candidate acceptance dependent in part on level of training and visa eligibility.

Fellowship Director, Donald E. Low, MD, FACS, FRCS(c), FRCSI (Hon.), FRCS(Eng) (Hon.), is Head of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In addition to Dr. Low, fellowship faculty consists of multiple providers on the Digestive Disease Institute care team who are a part of the Esophageal Center of Excellence and have extensive expertise in the treatment and research of digestive disease.

This fully-funded fellowship is under the auspices of the Ryan Hill Research Foundation and provides the opportunity to take part in clinical esophageal research, work in an academic setting with a high-volume esophageal surgery practice, and be involved in the most up-to-date interventional upper gastrointestinal endoscopic techniques. There is an emphasis on clinical research, including database design and analysis, as well as the potential for hands-on application of new endoscopic techniques in the clinical and laboratory setting. There is the opportunity for funded travel to select meetings.

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Intent to:
Bonnie Marston, Executive Assistant to

Donald E. Low, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), RCSI (Hon), RCS(Eng) (Hon)
Fellowship Director, Ryan Hill Research Foundation
Virginia Mason Medical Center
1100 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98111
(206) 223-6164