Pancreas Research Fellowship

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 at Virginia Mason 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 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.

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. To apply, please submit a completed Pancreas Research Fellowship Application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement, TOEFL scores, if a non-native speaker of English, and three letters of recommendation with phone and email contact information by September 30, 2017  to:

Shayan Irani, MD, Pancreas Research Fellowship Director
c/o Terri Davis Smith
Virginia Mason
1100 Ninth Ave.
P.O. Box 900
Mail Stop: G250-B
Seattle, WA 98111

For more information, please contact Terri Davis Smith.