Research Opportunities

We are currently seeking a Research Fellow to begin in 2024

Price Research Fellow Application

  1. For general surgeons-in-training seeking career advancement or future focus (Ph.D. in Physiology)
  2. English language skills and a verifiable training slot to which to return upon completion, are essential.
  3. Must send CV and potential references to Susan Galandiuk M.D. 
  4. Salary and benefits are funded by the Price Institute Trust, commensurate with level of surgical training.
  5. Previous fellows have been sponsored by the Department of Surgery for a J1 Visa.
  6. For more information or questions please email Susan Galandiuk M.D. 

Please click on the links below to read the experiences of four of our previous Price Fellows



Gapontsev Family Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology
    Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA




Adrian Billeter, MD, PhD

Senior Consultant Surgeon, Chief of Pancreatic Surgery
    Clarunis University Center for Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease
    Basel, Switzerland



NES/CSO Clinical Lecturer in Surgery
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

General Surgery Specialist Registrar
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

"Experience is the mother of science."

                  -Traditional Proverb


Transforming Patients' Lives Through Research
At the Price Institute of Surgical Research, researchers share an enthusiasm and commitment to

  • Understand
  • Prevent
  • Better Management
  • Cure diseases affecting the surgical patient.

Their vision, drive and meticulous research are forging new pathways of discovery.

Collaborative Research
Through teamwork, we create an extraordinary synergy. Our researchers are encouraged to collaborate—both with investigators at the University of Louisville and other universities. Together, we apply our expertise to genetic research, pathological interpretation, biomechanics, functional anatomy, instrumentation, and statistical analysis.

National Presentations
Price Institute Fellows have presented their research findings at major conferences sponsored by

  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Surgical Association
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Surgical Infection Society

Mentoring Careers
We foster the careers of  undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students. More than half of the summer undergraduate students whom we have mentored have gone on to medical school. As evidence, several of our recent students published "The Impact of Surgical Research on Career Success A Forty-Year Follow-up of Undergraduate Experiences" in Annals of Surgery, which is a survey of students who worked at the Price Institute.We invite you to explore the many research opportunities offered at the Price Institute.