Residents have the option to spend a full academic year in their fourth year of residency as a research resident. Permission to do a research year is highly competitive and requires that the resident attend and present at several research conferences throughout the year. Research residents must participate in the OHSU Research Fair and be open to exploring a variety of research within our divisions.
Residents that are interested in research must choose a mentor from the Department of Surgery faculty and then develop a research proposal to be submitted in December of their third year of residency. Once approved by the Research Committee, the residents will then complete one year of research under the direction of Bruce Wolfe, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S. and Belinda McCully, Ph.D. A second year of research is occasionally possible, as is research with off-site mentors. Contact Dr. Belinda McCully for more information on the program and how to apply.
Resident research director
Belinda McCully, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery and Director of Resident Research for the Department of Surgery. Her research focuses on the effects of obesity on blood pressure regulation and coagulation, and methods for optimizing the storage and use of blood products.
Vice-chair for research
The Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Surgery is Bruce M. Wolfe, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., whose work following bariatric surgery patients longitudinally has led to state-level as well as national efforts to combat discrimination against those suffering from obesity and provide coverage for surgical treatment.