Resident Fellowship

R38 Stanford Integrated Cardiovascular/
Pulmonary Residency Research Training Program

A Multidisciplinary NIH/NHLBI Resident Training Program

Program Overview

The R38 StARR (Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) program is funded by the NHLBI of the NIH. The program is designed to recruit and train resident-investigators in cardio-pulmonary research and to accelerate their development into independent clinician-investigators. This program is designed for individuals who have completed a significant portion of their clinical training (~ 2 years) and have developed a clinical and research focus. Residents will be selected from Internal Medicine, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Cardiothoracic Surgery residency programs.

  • During the StARR program, clinical responsibilities are less than 20% of time, per NIH requirements

Application Procedure


-       You must have an MD with or without an additional PhD

-       Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

-       Must be in a residency program

Materials required for application submission:

-       Current CV

-       3 Letters of Recommendation (emailed to David Preston,

-       Please identify and contact a faculty mentor. A list of potential mentors is below.

-       Proposed project description

-       Statement of professional and investigative intrests

Deadline January 15, 2021, for a July 1, 2021, start date

Application link


David Preston, MA, MBA
Cardiovascular Institute
265 Campus Drive, G1120; MC-5454
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 725-7964
Fax: (650) 736-0234

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Program Director

Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD
Program Director

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD
Program Director

Potential R38 Mentors

Cardiovascular Medicine

Daniel Bernstein, MD
Michael Kapiloff, MD, PhD
Kiran Khush, MD
Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD
Nicholas Leeper, MD
Mark Mercola, PhD
Philip Tsao, PhD
Ronald Witteles, MD
Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Sean Wu, MD, PhD


Christin Kuo, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD
Ngan Huang, PhD
Joseph Woo, MD


Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD
Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD
Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD
Mark Nicolls, MD
Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Women’s Health

Marcia Stefanick, PhD

Vascular Surgery

Ronald Dalman, MD
Jason Lee, MD


Sarah Heilshorn, PhD
Alison Marsden, PhD

Population Health

Mark Hlatky, MD
Latha Palaniappan, MD