Research Fellowship

The goal of this program is to enable the next generation of pediatric surgeons to explore the exciting field of stem cell and regenerative medicine. Research in the Finck laboratory focuses on developmental biology, stem cell therapies as well as innovative tissue engineering approaches.

Current Research Projects Include:

Lung Tissue Engineering Using Decellularized Lung Scaffolds
Generating an Ex Vivo Lung Model For Drug Testing
Mechanisms & Treatments of Hyperoxia Induced Lung Injury
Esophageal Tissue Engineering For Treating Esophageal Atresia or Caustic Ingestion

Eligibility & Application Process:

Candidates must have completed their 2nd or 3rd year of surgical residency prior to the start of their surgical research fellowship.Interested applicants should send an updated CV and cover letter (including an approximate start date) to

Program Details & Expectations:

The fellowship can be for 1 or 2 years and begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th
Each Fellow is expect the complete the following during their research fellowship:
  1. Scholarly presentation to the pediatric surgery community
  2. Presentation at a minimum of one surgical or basic science conference per year
  3. Generate at least one high quality publication each year
  4. Participate in research course to develop critical thinking skills and research education
  5. Call coverage one night a week and one weekend a month on pediatric surgery at Connecticut Children’s