During the 2 1/2 years when the trainees are not responsible for the inpatient service, the time that they are not involved in outpatient clinics or conferences is available for research.

This is typically about 60% of the trainee's total time during that 2 1/2 year period. All trainees participate in one or more research programs, and some trainees seeking more advanced training may remain beyond the third year. Trainees choose a principal mentor to supervise their research. The principal research mentors include:

  • Maya Lodish, MD (Division Chief)
  • Stephen E. Gitelman, MD. Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Walter L. Miller, MD. Professor of Pediatrics
  • Mark S. Anderson, MD, PhD. Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Dan D. Bikle, MD, PhD. Professor of Medicine and Dermatology
  • Jeffrey A. Bluestone, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine and Pathology; Director of the Diabetes Center
  • Donna M. Ferriero, MD. Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
  • Susan J. Fischer, PhD. Professor of Cell and Tissue Biology
  • Michael S. German, MD. Professor of Medicine
  • Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD. Professor and Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
  • Ira D. Goldfine, MD. Professor of Medicine and Physiology
  • Holly Ingrahm, PhD. Professor of Physiology
  • Robert H. Lustig, MD. Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Synthia H. Mellon, PhD. Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
  • Thomas B. Newman, MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
  • Anthony A. Portale, MD. Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
  • Neil J. Risch, PhD. Professor of Genetics
  • Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD. Professor of Pediatrics
  • Dolores M. Shoback, MD. Professor of Medicine
  • Deepak Srivastava, MD. Professor of Pediatrics
  • Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD. Professor of Medicine
  • Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D. Professor of Cellular/Molecular Pharmacology and Biochemistry/Biophysics

Many of the research projects supervised by this core faculty will involve collaborations with other faculty in epidemiology, biostatistics, pharmaceutical chemistry, physiology etc.