The Division of Cardiovascular Diseases engages in cutting edge basic, clinical and translational research that spans the entire spectrum of cardiovascular pathobiology and therapeutics. The cardiovascular fellowship program actively encourages participation of fellows in meaningful research activities - in both basic cardiovascular research as well as investigator-initiated clinical studies. In addition to its nationally recognized outstanding patient care and safety and quality initiatives, University of Kansas Hospital is also a leader in biomedical research and education.
Several members in the Division perform investigator initiated clinical projects in general cardiology, diagnostic cardiology, electrophysiology, and invasive subspecialties. Aside from participating in these projects, fellows are actively encouraged to formulate hypothesis and design independent clinical projects under the guidance and mentorship of faculty. Fellows are also provided with blocks of protected time to pursue basic cardiovascular research in animal models of myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stem cell-mediated cardiac repair. The Cardiovascular Research Institute houses animal physiology laboratories and extensive facilities to conduct molecular and cellular cardiovascular research.