Heart Institute NIH T32 Funded Training Program for Postdoctoral Research

Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Researcher positions are available through the Cedars-Sinai 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)
  • Piantadosi, Steven, MD, PhD (design and analysis of clinical trials)
  • 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