Cardiovasology Training Program


Redfield, Margaret M. M.D.
Terzic, Andre M.D., Ph.D.


Award number — T32 HL 07111

The mission of the Cardiovasology Training Program at Mayo Clinic is to prepare physicians and scientists for independent research careers in cardiovascular medicine and biology.

Reflecting national morbidity and mortality trends, heart failure is the central theme of the training program, with a focus on translation from the bench to the bedside and beyond, to populations. However, the program is customized to match the background and career path of each trainee, while widening trainees' interests and capabilities in pursuit of evolving scientific advances.

The Cardiovasology Training Program puts the strategic plan of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) into action by implementing training to better understand molecular and clinical mechanisms of heart failure. Research training is aimed at improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment of individuals and the public at large.

The program leverages major initiatives at Mayo Clinic to assemble collaborative and complementary teams of mentors across the discovery-translation-application continuum. Mentor teams are interconnected with local, regional and national centers of excellence. Affiliated initiatives include:

  • Department of Health and Human Services Southeast Minnesota Beacon Program
  • Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
  • NIH Pharmacogenomics Research Network
  • NHLBI Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network
  • NHLBI Heart Failure Clinical Research Network

The Cardiovasology Training Program at Mayo Clinic integrates multidisciplinary training to achieve competencies in evolving areas of scientific need.

Position availability

There are six total postdoctoral positions in the Cardiovasology Training Program. The number of open positions varies.


Appointees must have received a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree by the beginning date of the training grant appointment.

Appointees must also be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or must have been legally admitted as permanent residents.

How to apply

For more information, contact

Student Roster

Review the focus areas, mentors and publications of current and former trainees in the Cardiovasology Training Program.


  1. Ackerman, Michael J. M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Behfar, Atta M.D., Ph.D.
  3. Borlaug, Barry A. M.D.
  4. Burnett, John C. Jr. M.D.
  5. Cha, Yong-Mei M.D.
  6. Chen, Horng H. M.D.
  7. DeGrado, Timothy R. Ph.D.
  8. Dunlay, Shannon M. M.D., M.S.
  9. Frantz, Robert P. M.D.
  10. Kullo, Iftikhar J. M.D.
  11. Lee, Hon-Chi M.D., Ph.D.
  12. Lerman, Amir M.D.
  13. Lin, Grace M.D.
  14. Nath, Karl A. M.D.
  15. Nelson, Timothy J. M.D., Ph.D.
  16. Olson, Timothy M. M.D.
  17. Olson, Thomas P. Ph.D., M.S.
  18. Pereira, Naveen L. M.D.
  19. Redfield, Margaret M. M.D.
  20. Rodriguez-Porcel, Martin G. M.D.
  21. Roger, Veronique L. M.D.
  22. Sangaralingham, S. Jeson Ph.D., M.S.
  23. Somers, Virend M.D., Ph.D.
  24. Terzic, Andre M.D., Ph.D.
  25. van Deursen, Jan Ph.D.
  26. Weinshilboum, Richard M.D.
  27. Young, Melissa D. Ph.D.