Heart Institute NIH T32 Funded Training Program for Postdoctoral Research

Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Researcher positions are available through the Smidt Heart Institute for NIH T32 eligible candidates (U.S. citizens or permanent residents).


  • Arditi, Moshe, MD (immunology of vascular diseases including the role of infectious agents; Kawasaki's arteritis)
  • Bairey Merz, C. Noel, MD (women's health; multicenter clinical studies on noninvasive detection and assessment of ischemia in women)
  • Berman, Daniel, MD (atherosclerotic plaque characterization using coronary CT angiography/improvement of cardiac SPECT technology)
  • Bernstein, Kenneth, MD (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, angiotensin II AT1 receptor, novel mouse models of ACE expression)
  • Chugh, Sumeet, MD (genetic, phenotypic and environmental basis for sudden death syndromes in humans; sudden death risk in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
  • Dharmakumar, Rohan, MD (novel MRI techniques for detecting functionally important coronary artery stenosis and regional myocardial oxygen deficits)
  • Goldhaber, Joshua, MD (T32 Co-PI: cardiac excitation-contraction coupling; Na/Ca exchanger mouse models; calcium regulation in SAN, iPS cells)
  • Gottlieb, Roberta, MD (cardioprotection; autophagy; apoptosis)
  • Henry, Timothy, MD (acute myocardial infarction regional care, stem cell and gene therapy for patients who are not candidates for standard revascularization)
  • Li, Debiao, PhD (MRI techniques for noninvasive detection of CAD with and without contrast agents; characterization of the composition of the vessel wall and atherosclerotic plaque)
  • Marbán, Eduardo, MD, PhD (T32 Co-PI: Cardiac stem cell biology; stem cells in animal and human models; first-in-man trial of autologous cardiac-derived stem cells for repair of myocardium)
  • Philipson, Kenneth, PhD (affiliated with Goldhaber Laboratory, Philipson's research focuses on structure-function of the sodium-calcium exchanger in cardiac muscle)
  • Shah, Prediman, MD (basic and translational research on lipid metabolism; vaccine development against atherosclerosis)
  • Shaw, Robin, MD, PhD (ion channel development and regulation in normal and damaged heart cells; ion channel trafficking)
  • Slomka, Piotr, PhD (improved specificity and sensitivity of myocardial perfusion SPECT technologies for the purpose of detection of obstructive coronary artery disease and myocardial perfusion quantification)
  • Svendsen, Clive, PhD (iPS stem cell biology; iPS stem cell use in patients with Parkinson's, spinal cord, and neurodegenerative diseases)
  • Van Eyk, Jennifer, PhD (Proteomic analysis of heart disease: from molecular mechanism to biomarker development)
  • Victor, Ronald, MD (basic, translational and clinical studies on neural mechanisms of cardiovascular regulation; large scale clinical and population studies in hypertension in minority populations; translational and clinical studies on vascular regulation in muscular dystrophy)


  • PhD or MD, or equivalent degree
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Highly motivated and accomplished individuals with a strong background in cardiovascular research, both new graduates and those with some postdoctoral experience, are encouraged to apply.
  • Cedars-Sinai is committed to training a diverse group of women and men including underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.


To Apply

Please submit curriculum vitae, a personal statement with a brief summary of research experience, a list of faculty of interest, approximate date of availability, and three references to:

Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD
Director of Basic Research Programs
Director, Cedars-Sinai/VA Greater Los Angeles Cardiology Fellowship Training Program

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Building, Suite 1015
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Dana Kramer
Email: cshi.training@cshs.org