Star Program

The Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is a unique program designed for optimal training of physician-scientists. The program offers the opportunity to combine clinical fellowship or residency training with formal, advanced research training.

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Bioengineering STAR Alumni

  • Helga Van Herle, MD, PhD (Cardiology)
  • Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD (Cardiology)
Current STAR Fellows
  • Cheng-Han Chen, MD, MS (Cardiology) – Wu Lab
  • Oladunni Adeyiga, MD (Infectious Diseases) – Di Carlo Lab
Current BE faculty affiliated with STAR
  • Linda Demer, MD, PhD (Executive Director of STAR Program)
  • Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD (Director, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, STAR graduate in MCIP)
  • Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD (STAR graduate in BE)