In This Section:
In This Section:

2017 Match for 2018 Open Fellowship Postings

The 2017 for 2018 Match opened March 22, 2017. For more match information, please click here

If you are a Program Director of an ASTS accredited abdominal fellowship training program and would like to submit a listing, for guidelines, please contact:

Chelsey Gordon
Training Coordinator
Email:  chelsey.gordon@asts.org
Phone: 703 414-7870

Henry Ford Hospital Systems
Detroit, MI
Surgical Transplant Fellowship

The surgical transplant fellowship program at Henry Ford Hospital is currently accepting applications for a position starting in 2018.

The focus of this ASTS accredited fellowship is to provide a solid multidisciplinary clinical training in the areas of liver and kidney transplant, hepatobiliary surgery, live donor nephrectomy and multi-organ procurement. We also encourage exposure to intestinal and multi-visceral transplant, and clinical research. The fellowship is a 2-year program and graduates 1 fellow annually.

Please submit application to:
Program Director: Lauren Malinzak, MD (lmalinz1@hfhs.org)
Program Coordinator: Sue Haloostock (shaloos1@hfhs.org)

Indiana University School of Medicine 

Indiana University School of Medicine offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive abdominal transplant surgery fellowship opportunities.  We are ASTS-accredited in liver, kidney, pancreas, and intestinal transplant.  A complete didactic curriculum and commitment to training are embedded in our program and we’re searching for highly motivated individuals who want to train at one of the best facilities in the country.  We’ll hire two applicants for our two-year training program to start in August 2018.  Eligible applicants must have completed a general surgery residency before beginning the fellowship program, and applicants must be able to obtain an Indiana medical license.  

Please send your CV, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation (either sent by you or the letter writers) ABSITE reports (if applicable) and USMLE transcript to:

Rhonda Gerding
Program Coordinator
Indiana University School of Medicine

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

We are currently looking for transplant fellowship applicants for a two-year advanced ASTS-approved training program in multi-organ transplantation at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA beginning in July, 2018. Applicants must be board certified, eligible or equivalent in general surgery, and hold or be eligible to obtain a full State of Massachusetts medical license. The fellow will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of transplant management: organ procurement and preservation, living donor and recipient surgery, evaluation and listing of prospective transplant candidates and post transplant care and immunosuppression management. In addition, the fellow will gain experience in advanced Hepatobiliary surgery.

Please submit applications to:

Mohamed Akoad, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chair, Department of Transplantation
c/o Maria Pelrine – email: maria.pelrine@lahey.org

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Department of Transplantation
41 Mall Road, 4 West
Phone: 781-744-5303

Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute 

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive abdominal transplant surgery opportunities for fellows.  We are one of the few programs to be ASTS accredited in liver, kidney, and intestinal transplant, as well as hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. MGTI fellows are fully trained in adult and pediatric transplantation of liver, bowel, kidney and pancreas. A complete didactic curriculum and commitment to training are embedded in our program. We’re searching for highly motivated individuals who want to commit to training at one of the premier facilities in the country. 

Interviews for one to two fellows start in July 2018 (2018-2020).  Interested applicants: please submit a CV, USMLE transcripts, ECFMG, medical school transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement to Gtowntransplant2018@gmail.com

Montefiore-Einstein Center for Transplantation
New York, New York

The abdominal transplant fellowship at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Transplantation was just approved for an additional fellow starting in July 2018 due to increasing volumes.   We are ASTS accredited in kidney transplantation providing the Bronx and Westchester County with a sizable center for end-organ failure in the New York Metropolitan Area.   This 2-year fellowship also offers regular exposure to liver transplantation, pancreas transplantation, living donor nephrectomy and hepatobiliary surgery.     

Interested applicants: please submit a CV, USMLE transcripts, ECFMG, medical school transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement to:

Jay A. Graham MD, FACS

Northwestern Medicine 

Our surgeons transplant over 300 organs each year making Northwestern Medicine among the top transplant programs in the country.  Fellows will also have regular participation in pediatric transplantation and exposure to hepatobiliary procedures.  Living Donor Liver transplants and Kidney Stem Cell research is just some of the innovative work that sets us apart.  High expectations and emphasis on learning creates a unique opportunity to train with our world class surgeons. 

Now accepting applications for two positions through the NRMP Match with a start date of August 1, 2018.  For information please contact Katie Crylen, kcrylen@nm.org or visit our website http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/transplant/education/surgery-fellowship/index.html.

Scripps Center for Organ Transplantation
Kidney Transplant Fellowship

The Scripps Center for Organ Transplant Program at Scripps Green Hospital/Scripps Clinic is looking for candidates for its two year ASTS approved fellowship in kidney transplantation. In addition to kidney transplantation the fellowship will include participation in liver and pancreas transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.

Annually the program transplants over 100 organs with an average of 70 kidney transplants per year and an active hepatobiliary service. The fellowship is combined research and clinical with a Scripps fellowship in clinical translational investigation sponsored by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) created by the national institute of health clinical and a translational science award (CTSA). Courses include, clinical investigation, bio-statistics, human genetics and genomics, molecular medicine, and applied bioinformatics.

Candidates should be a graduate fully trained in General Surgery or Urology (American Board certified or eligible). US citizen and training in an ACGME program with expectation of obtaining CA medical boards

Please submit:

  • Current CV
  • Recent photo,
  • Medical school diploma and residency documentation
  • 3 letters of recommendation and personal statement.

Applicants should apply to:

Dr. Christopher Marsh.
Transplant Program Director.
Fellowship Program Director.
Division Head of Transplantation.
Vice President of Surgical Services.
Scripps Clinic & Green Hospital
10666 N. Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, Ca 92037
Office: (858) 544-4301  Fax: (858) 554-3009 

Swedish Medical Center

Kidney Transplant Fellowship
Organ Transplant Program at Swedish Medical Center is looking for candidates for its 2-year, ASTS approved fellowship in kidney transplantation starting August 2018. In addition to kidney, the fellowship will include liver and pancreas transplantation as well as hepatobiliary surgery. Annually, between kidney, liver and pancreas, the Swedish Organ Transplant Program performs over 130 transplantations and over 50 hepatobiliary procedures. Transplant-focused research, both clinical and basic science, is encouraged with faculty support. Interested applicants should be board eligible or board certified in General Surgery and hold or be eligible to obtain a full State of Washington medical license.

How to apply:
To apply send CV and Cover Letter to: Dr Precht’s Email: Andrew.precht@swedish.org. and /or call Elizabeth Orellana-Guzman, at  206-386-3841. 

Andrew F. Precht, MD Fellowship Program Director Director, Liver and Pancreas Transplant Programs Swedish Medical Center 1124 Columbia Str, Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98104 

Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute (STI) / University of Pittsburgh (UPMC)

The STI multi-organ transplant fellowship offers hands-on experience under Dr. Abhinav Humar’s leadership.  Current rotations in liver (120 cases/year), kidney/pancreas (240 cases/year), lap donor nephrectomies (60 cases/year), and pediatric transplantation are offered at Montefiore Hospital, the Pittsburgh Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  In addition to ASTS core cases, experience is also offered in islet autotransplantation, HPB, multivisceral transplants, intestinal rehab, and advanced GI surgery.  We also have near 100% night coverage by our advanced practice providers.   Our center is recognized as one of the oldest, having performed more than 7,000 adult liver transplants since its inception.  Candidates should be American Board C/E or foreign equivalent, passed USMLE Step 3, and eligible for medical licensure in Pennsylvania.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and three letters of recommendation to:
Martin N. Wijkstrom, MD
Director, Transplant Fellowship Program
e-mail:  wijkstrommn@upmc.edu
website:  http://www.upmc.com/Services/transplant/abdominal-transplants/starzl-institute/Pages/fellowship-program.aspx

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

As one of the oldest and most respected programs in transplantation, UCSF has served as a watermark for numerous transplant centers around the world. We are seeking two candidates for fellowship training in Transplant Surgery for a two-year term beginning August 2018. Our comprehensive abdominal transplant service includes liver (both adult and pediatric deceased and living donor), kidney (both adult and pediatric deceased and living donor) and pancreas transplants. Our program is ASTS-certified and we perform about 170 liver transplants, 360 kidney transplants and 20-25 pancreas transplants annually. Eligible applicants must have U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident status, have completed a general surgery residency program by the fellowship start date and participate in the NRMP Match.

Access application details and online application form at our website: http://transplantfellowship.ucsf.edu/program-info/application-process.aspx, or contact program coordinator Eileen Chu at Eileen.Chu@ucsf.edu / 415-514-0797 for additional information.

University of  Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

The UM-Jackson Memorial Medical Center offers an ASTS approved abdominal transplant fellowship position in the Transplant Program. The fellowship program provides a professional experience and broad exposure to adult and pediatric liver, kidney, intestine and pancreas transplant.

Candidate should be a graduate fully trained in general surgery (American board certified or eligible/or foreign equivalent) or Board Certified Urologist, passed USMLE steps1, 2 and 3 and be eligible for medical license in Florida.

Please submit:

  • Current CV and recent photo
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Three (3) recent Letters of Recommendation ( from primary residency Program Director)
  • USMLE  steps 1, 2 and 3 (passing score)
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement

Interested applicants should apply to the Transplant Fellowship Program by using the following link (http://jacksonhealth.org/graduate/transplant.asp) and send their application and related documentation to the Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Linda Chen (email: LJChen@med.miami.edu) or the Fellowship Coordinator, Roberta Palmerio-Gaddi (email: rxp268@med.miami.edu).

University of  Pennsylvania 

The 2 year abdominal transplant fellowship at Penn involves clinical rotations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The fellows acquire broad and extensive knowledge in donor procurements, kidney and liver transplantation, pediatric transplantation, laparoscopic nephrectomy, vascular access, hepatobiliary surgery, and living donor liver transplantation. Average annual volumes are 140 liver and 200 kidney transplants. The clinical fellows rotate every month between the liver, kidney/pancreas, and pediatric services. The fellows are involved in all transplant procedures, manage patients, see consults, and attend the pre and post-transplant clinics. There are numerous opportunities for fellows to participate in research and become familiar with islet transplantation. For additional information and application instructions please link to our website: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/Education/transplant/transplant_fellowship.html 
Or contact Kathy Kratowicz at Kathy.Kratowicz@uphs.upenn.edu or call (215) 662-4717.

University of Southern California 

The University of Southern California is accepting applications for our Fellowship in Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery to start August 1, 2018 and end July 31, 2020.  Our 2-yr program is ASTS approved.  Training includes: 

- Adult and pediatric deceased and live donor liver transplantation
- Adult and pediatric deceased and live donor kidney transplantation
- Hepatobiliary / pancreatic surgery

In addition, program performs
- Adult pancreas transplantation
- Pediatric intestinal / multivisceral transplantation

There is an active clinical research program including sponsored studies and investigator initiated studies. 

Applicants must complete ACGME accredited general surgery programs.
Email CV to:
Linda Sher, MD
Program Director

University of Tennessee/Methodist Hospital 

 Mayo Clinic Arizona

The Methodist University Hospital/ University of Tennessee Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the 10th largest liver transplant program in the U.S. We are seeking applicants for a two year transplant fellowship to begin in the 2018 academic year. In conjunction with LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, we performed 125 liver transplants, 132 kidney (including laparoscopic donor nephrectomies) in 2016. A living donor liver transplantation program was initiated in 2016. In addition to the tremendous transplant opportunity, fellows may assist in over 70 major hepatobiliary cases per year including laparoscopic liver tumor resections, and 200 vascular access cases. This fellowship is ASTS approved for both Liver and Kidney transplantation. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

Interested applicants should submit a CV to:
Jason Vanatta, MD, FACS c/o Latasha Lovett
Associate Professor
Fellowship Director
Methodist University Hospital/University of Tennessee Transplant Institute
1211 Union Avenue, Suite 340
Memphis, TN. 38104

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is currently seeking applicants for our 2-year ASTS-approved Kidney & Liver Transplant Program that begins July 2018.  Training will take place at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Parkland Memorial Hospital and Clements University Hospital.  Fellows will receive training in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantation as well as laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, vascular access surgery, and advanced hepatobiliary surgery.

Applicants who are currently board eligible or certified in general surgery or Urology are encouraged to apply.  Eligibility to obtain Texas Medical licensure is required.

Foreign medical graduates must possess a J1 visa or green card along with ECFMG certification is required. All applicants must have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 and have had minimum of two years of surgical residency training in the U.S. to be eligible for our program.

For more information, please contact:
Dev Desai, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Surgical Transplantation (Interim)
Chief, Pediatric Transplantation
Fellowship Program Director
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5959 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX  75390-8567
Phone:  (214) 645-6760
Fax:  (214) 645-6771
Email:  Dev.Desai@UTSouthwestern.edu   

University of Toronto 

The Toronto Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship is ASTS accredited for liver, pancreas, and kidney transplantation and we perform more than 200 liver, 45 pancreas, and 200 kidney transplants per year. Our transplant fellows benefit from the largest living donor liver transplant program in North America, in-depth training in pediatric liver transplantation, a high volume pancreas transplant program, and extensive training in HPB surgery. We have innovative programs in human normothermic ex vivo liver perfusion and donation after cardiac death. The outstanding surgical experience is embedded in training of pre- and postoperative management of transplant patients, and an excellent academic curriculum.


University of Toronto 

University of Toronto