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Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP)

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is one of eight departments that participate in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP).  The PSTP promotes the training and early career development of physician scientists who will become future leaders in academic medicine.  The Pathway integrates the transition period from completion of MD degree through residency, subspecialty fellowship training and an individualized training plan in basic or clinical postdoctoral research.

Across the nation, there are only 14 Pediatric Departments that offer the PSTP.  Under the leadership of Lyndsay Harshman, MD, the Pathway demonstrates our Department’s commitment to fostering the career development of trainees for an academic career.

Individuals interested in the Pediatric PSTP are encouraged to contact Lyndsay Harshman, MD.


Lyndsay Harshman, portrait

Lyndsay Harshman, MD, MS
Director, Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation

PSTP Committee Members 

Alexander G. Bassuk, MD, PhD    
Chair, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics – Neurology
Professor of Neurology

Damian Krysan, portrait

Damian Krysan, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

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