Section Scholars Program

Contact us to establish a solid relationship to advance your research goals

One of the key factors to securing your first grant funding is adequate and appropriate mentorship. The Section Scholars program is designed to provide longitudinal and intentional guidance for junior faculty looking to pursue external grant funding.  The program consists of a structured timeline and quarterly meetings with Section Research leadership to support the growth and development of early stage surgeon-scientist.

For more information on the program, please contact Alexander Hawkins (

Current Section Scholars

Samuels Do Pontel
Jason Samuels, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Department of Surgery
Obesity, Weight Loss

Nhue Do, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Associate Vice Chair for Global Surgery
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Department of Cardiac Surgery

Matthew Pontell, MD
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery


Section Scholars Program Timeline

Scholar Timeline

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