The Transplant Surgery Fellowship is a two-year clinical fellowship which combines the experience of adult and pediatric organ transplantation with hepatobiliary surgery. Our American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited program trains fellows in liver, kidney and intestine transplantation as well as hepatobiliary surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine.
Our intensive training program prepares fellows in all aspects of liver, kidney, and small bowel transplantation. Our annual clinical activity includes more than 120 liver transplants, 200 kidney transplants, 12-15 small bowel/multi-visceral transplants, and over 200 hepatic procedures.
Each clinical transplant fellow is responsible to provide thorough and complete clinical care to all patients during transplant rotations. Fellows are involved in every aspect of pre-and post-transplant evaluation and care. Fellows are particularly involved in the work-up and listing of transplant candidates, living and deceased donor evaluation and the side effects and complications of immunosuppression management.
From the very first rotation, fellows participate in all operative procedures and their operative responsibilities increase with experience and skills. Fellows must demonstrate excellent clinical documentation skills and be knowledgeable and compliant with federal and state law, hospital policy, legal precedent, the American Board of Surgery, ASTS, and the United Network for Organ Sharing. Fellows are subject to work hour limitations as required by New York State Hospital Code 405.
Fellows will develop expertise in procurement techniques for liver, small bowel, pancreas and kidneys. Understanding the concepts of organ preservation is also a priority.
Fellows independently lead procurement teams within months of starting their training and participate in all recipient procedures. We are able to provide sufficient experience for fellows to be fully accredited by ASTS in kidney, liver, and intestine transplantation as well as hepatobiliary surgery.
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For interested applicants, the following requirements should be submitted:
Please contact RMTI’s Education Coordinator, Elsa Myers for a copy of the application form and additional application information.