Research is a valued and exciting facet of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program. Fellows are provided concentrated, protected time to pursue mentored basic science or clinical research projects during their training. The OHSU community provides an extraordinarily rich and enthusiastic environment for both intra-divisional projects as well as interdisciplinary collaborations. Within pediatric cardiology, investigators are at the cutting edge of technology in Echocardiography, Cardiac MRI, Heart Failure, Dyslipidemia, Transcatheter Interventions and Electrophysiology.
Another important resource is the University Heart Research Center under the direction of Dr. Kent Thornburg. The expressed purpose of this Center is to attract and support a multi-disciplinary world class research team to foster expanding research opportunities in the study of the mechanisms and expressions of congenital heart disease (http://heartresearchcenter.org/drupal//) Opportunities for an additional year of funded research are available to our fellows