Pancreas Research Fellowship

Program Summary

The Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason offers a one-year fellowship opportunity for concentrated experience in benign pancreas research, focusing on academic output/publication.

Our active benign pancreas program is internationally renowned and sees approximately 1,300 patients every year. The Digestive Disease Institute has created the Pancreas Research Fellowship in keeping with the Institute's mission to optimize patient care through innovations in research, education, and a multidisciplinary approach to quality treatment of digestive and liver diseases.

Shayan Irani, MD, Pancreas Research Fellowship Program Director, works closely with Digestive Disease Institute Executive Director Richard Kozarek, MD, to ensure a valuable educational experience. Pancreas research fellows work with business analysts and multidisciplinary providers, as well as program faculty.


Trainees for the Pancreas Research Fellowship must have an MD degree and have completed at least three years of residency. Non-native speakers of English must take and submit TOEFL scores. We cannot consider applicants with J1 visa status. Applications from international applicants eligible for an H1-B visa will be considered.

If you have questions, please contact Terri Davis Smith, Academic Specialist.

Terri Davis Smith
Virginia Mason
1100 Ninth Ave. Mail Stop G250-B
Seattle, WA 98111