Cardiovascular Imaging
Postdoctoral Fellowship Training at Stanford

A Multidisciplinary NIH/NIBIB Training Program

Rolling Application Deadline

Program Overview

The Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health. The program is designed to train the next generation of CV imaging investigators by exposing them to three complementary areas – clinical, engineering, and molecular imaging. With the impact of cardiovascular disease on US and world health and the rapid advances in imaging technologies and cardiovascular biology, it is critical that fellows be provided a broad, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative training program to foster their ability to translate CV imaging research into clinical application. The purpose of this T32 funding mechanism is to advance the training of individuals primarily interested in pursuing careers involving research, especially academic research.

— Fellowship supports postdoctoral scholars for 1-2 years.

— During the fellowship MD fellows are limited to 10% clinical effort.

— Below are some potential laboratories of interest. Fellows can select dual mentors, for example one performing basic research and secondary mentor in clinics.

Mentors from the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, including Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology, Molecular Imaging, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering are available 

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T32 trainees in the Cardiovascular Imaging Postdoctoral Fellowship Program receive the following opportunities and programming to help secure their future success:

Research and Career Advice

— Trainees meet quarterly with T32 directors for feedback on their projects and career goals as well as discussions about topics relevant to academic research.

— T32 trainees also have prioritized access to mentors in the CVI Trainee Mentorship Program, to build out their Mentorship network.

— Short presentations at the Annual CVI Trainee Review Meeting also provide the trainees with feedback on their research and career trajectory from their peers and senior CVI scientists.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research Training

— Auditing two quarters MED223 provides the trainees with a broad foundation in cardiovascular and pulmonary research topics   

— MED255 is a short and extremely valuable course on the responsible conduct of research.

Conferences and Invited Talks

— Typically between $1000 and $3000 per year is available for conference- and training-related expenses. The exact number varies depending on the details of your appointment.

— Trainees are invited to present at CVI's monthly Research Roundtable Series.

— Trainees are also invited to participate in CVI's annual Postdoc Symposium, at which they are eligible for a presentation award.

Additional Benefits

— Trainees may request grant and manuscript feedback and support from CVI staff, as well as write-ups of their publications for CVI's website.

—  As members of CVI, T32 trainees are eligible for CVI's Manuscript and Travel Awards.

— Compensation: The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY24 minimum is $71,650. The pay offered to the selected candidate may be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity. Please note: the T32 program can only provide compensation at the NRSA stipend level set by the NIH; the remainder of the trainee's compensation must be provided by the faculty mentor or their department.

Application Procedure

Rolling Application Deadline


— Must hold a PhD, MD or MD/PhD prior to program start

— Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident


Applicants will be evaluated on the feasibility, relevance and quality of their research proposal, as well as their publication and funding track record. In addition, the purpose of this award is to prepare individuals for careers in health-related research, so an applicant’s intended career path will also be considered.

Reference letters are not required, but if you would like to submit them, please send to:

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Program Director

John M. Pauly, PhD
Program Co-Director

Koen Nieman, MD, PhD
Program Co-Director

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Micaela L. Harris
Education and Outreach Administrator
Cardiovascular Institute