Knight Cardiovascular Institute Training

As part of Oregon’s only academic health center, faculty at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute are dedicated to educating the next generation of health care professionals and physician-scientists.

Translational Science and Cardiovascular Research Training Program

The OHSU School of Medicine Knight Cardiovascular Institute (KCVI) is pleased to announce that its T32 research training program Training in Translational Science and Cardiovascular Research, launched July 1, 2023, with five years of funding from the National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood (NHLBI).

The program trains postdoctoral M.D. physician-scientists and Ph.D. biomedical scientists in cardiovascular translational research.

The program will accept three fellows each year for two years of training.


Applications are due April 30 for July 2024.

To learn more about the application process, please contact Program Directors Dr. Nabil Alkayed ( ) and Dr. Monica Hinds (

Research areas

Fellows choose one area of focus.

  • Cardiovascular regulation: includes physiological regulation, ischemia/reperfusion and hypertension.
  • Cardiovascular inflammation: includes atherosclerosis, diabetes, thrombosis, and viral infection with relevance to cardiovascular disease, such as HCMV and COVID-19.
  • Cardiovascular development: includes genetics, genomics and fetal programming.

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (Cardiology Fellowship) at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute aims to train outstanding clinicians in the field of cardiovascular medicine, to nurture interest in scientific investigation, and to help trainees reach their ultimate career goals in cardiology practice.

Our faculty and staff are clinician-educators and scientists that are dedicated to the task of training tomorrow's cardiologists.

We also offer the following subspecialty fellowships:

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • Advanced Imaging Fellowship