Thoracic Surgery Research

Laboratory

KronIThe TCV Lab | Dr. Irving Kron

The TCV Lab had its origins over 35 years ago in the early 1980’s here at the University of Virginia and continues to flourish and be productive up to the present time. As evidence of this productivity, Dr. Kron has been an author or co-author of more papers published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery than any other author in that journal’s history. The vast majority of these papers were co-authored by residents who spent time in the TCV lab. The lab group continues to welcome interest from UVA students and surgery residents, as well as from residents other training programs who can be supported with the T32 training grant.

Learn More About The TCV Lab On Their Website →

Current Programs in General Thoracic Surgery

Currently, our faculty are working a number of projects in General Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation. Click on a program below to learn more about their specific research projects:

Research Training Program

The Division of Thoracic Surgery has a number of active basic, translational, and clinical research programs. Within each of these programs there are opportunities for graduate student research, post-doctoral fellowships, resident research fellowships, and research experiences for medical students and undergraduate students. Our Division has routinely participated in the University of Virginia Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP). In addition, there are ample numbers of Research Faculty within the Department of Surgery and within the Division of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery such that opportunities exist for positions of this type for appropriately qualified individuals.

In addition to opportunities in the more basic and translational research programs, there are a number of on-going clinical research projects involving data collection, analysis and interpretation, and manuscript preparation. Many of these use existing IRB-approved clinical databases unique to specific UVA faculty research interests, as well as the use of larger government and insurance-based databases. These clinical research opportunities are often good opportunities for undergraduate and medical students interested in an initial experience in clinical research.