Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology Fellowship

Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology Fellowship

Why do a Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology Fellowship at UCLA?

  • The UCLA Liver Transplant program was established in 1984 by Dr. Ronald Busuttil. At that time, UCLA was the only liver transplant center west of the Mississippi River. Over 6500 liver transplants have been completed to date at our center.
  • In 2020, we did 172 liver transplants, and in 2019 we did 168 liver transplants.
  • Our fellows participate in 40-60 transplants per year.
  • Our patient outcomes are better than expected in critically ill patients with high MELD scores.
  • We do specialized cases including pediatrics, combined cardiothoracic surgery – liver transplant, multivisceral and intestinal transplants.
    • In 2020, our pediatric liver transplant volume rose 27.3%. Over 1060 pediatric liver transplants have been completed at our center to date.
    • Our combined cardiothoracic surgery – liver anesthesia volume continues to increase per year, with over 30 combined cases to date.
  • Fellows receive training in transesophageal echocardiography and experience for basic certification.
  • Our robust clinical research program allows fellows to start or augment their academic career.
  • Our team is involved in national transplant organizations allowing for job opportunities locally and nationally.
  • The salary reflects a blended role as fellow and staff anesthesiologist, with the additional ability to moonlight.
  • Fellows learn from our fantastic team of internationally recognized leaders in liver transplant anesthesia, department leaders, and anesthesiologists recognized for clinical and teaching excellence.

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How To Apply:

For questions or to submit an application, please contact our fellowship director:

Christine Nguyen-Buckley, MD
[email protected]

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    Sep 21, 2023

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    Los Angeles, California

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