NIH R25 Surgeon Scientist Track

We offer a research track residency for trainees interested in an academic surgeon-scientist career. The research track is funded with a R25 training grant from the NIDCD.

Areas of scientific study may include basic research, translational research, global health, clinical research, or health-related policy. We will leverage the immense resources at Duke University to provide support for this exciting opportunity.

Our NIH R25 Surgeon Scientist Track Program will provide a structured environment to foster surgeon-scientist career development, leveraging the broad range of research opportunities available at Duke University and capitalizing on excellent mentors spanning basic, translational, and clinical research to tailor the program to each candidate’s specific research interests. Brad Goldstein, MD, PhD, serves at the research track Director, and Howard Francis, MD, MBA, serves as Co-Director.

The 7-year track program will begin with a structured introduction to potential mentors during initial clinical training years (PGY1 and 2), will provide dedicated intensive research experience for 2 years in the candidate’s area of interest, and reintegrate trainees into senior clinical training years while providing ongoing research engagement and ongoing tailored career-development mentorship. The end result will be to prepare trainees for successful transition into careers as otolaryngology surgeon-scientists.

Research Mentors

Residents on the R25 Surgeon Scientist Track Program have access to research mentors within the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences or to approved mentors outside the department within Duke University.

Current Residents

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Research Programs

Research is a core component of the mission of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences.