Fellowship Opportunities

The following is a list of available fellowship positions available through the annual Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match. All programs are required to participate in the match. 

If you are a Fellowship Training Program Director of an accredited Abdominal Fellowship Training Program and would like to post a listing, email Chelsey Gordon to post your ad. Programs are responsible for notifying ASTS when the position has been filled.  

2020 Open Fellowship Positions

There are no open positions starting in 2020 at this time. 

2020 Match for 2021 Fellowship Positions

All fellows interested in applying for an open fellowship position must enter into the match process. The positions below are available through the 2020 Match for positions starting in 2021. Please go to SFMatch.org to enter into the match process. The match will open on January 15, 2020. 

Below is a list of programs advertising their open positions. For a complete list, go to SFMatch.org

Georgetown University Hospital

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

We will be interviewing for two positions starting in July 2021 (2021-2023). We are hosting interviews on the following Mondays: April 6, 2020, April 20, 2020 an April 27, 2020.

All interested applicants are asked to please apply through the SF Match’s Centralized Application Service (CAS) at www.SFmatch.org. Each application will include the following: CAS application form, CV, USMLE transcripts, ECFMG (if applicable), medical school transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

submit a CV to Gtowntransplant2021@gmail.com.

Massachusetts General Hospital

The MGH has a dynamic and rapidly growing transplant program that offers an in-depth experience to liver, kidney, and pancreas procedures, multi-organ deceased donor and live donor procurements, hepatobiliary and access surgery. The program, situation within the largest free-standing research hospital in the country is the ideal transplant training environment rich in research opportunities from basic to clinical research, and ideal for those interested in an academic transplant career. With this in mind we tailor the second year to help build an academic foundation based on the fellow’s area of interest. 

We are accepting applications for the fellowship position beginning August 1, 2021. Applicants please submit personal statement, CV, USMLE, ECFMG, and three letters of recommendation via SF Match. Contact: James F. Markmann MD, PhD jmarkmann@mgh.harvard.edu 

Mayo Clinic Arizona

The Mayo Clinic Arizona Transplant Center in Phoenix, Arizona is one of the highest volume transplant centers in the United States.  The two-year Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship provides extensive clinical training in all aspects of liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation.  The program performs approximately 140 liver transplants, 400 kidney transplants, 25 pancreas transplants, and 85 live donor nephrectomy procedures annually.  The appropriate use of "extended criteria" deceased donor organs is heavily emphasized. There is also exposure to LDLT and complex HPB surgery. There are also opportunities for research and external rotations at other Mayo Clinic sites.

Contact information:
Megan Wohlman
Program Coordinator, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship


Amit Mathur MD MS FACS
Fellowship Director, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Stanford University

The Stanford Abdominal Transplant Fellowship provides two intense years of training that prepare graduates to be active transplant surgeons.  Our program has grown dramatically to over 100 liver and 170 kidney transplantations per year.  Fellows play crucial roles on the adult transplant and busiest pediatric transplant teams in the country.  Fellows are trained to perform laparoscopic donor nephrectomies.  In addition, they get exposure to combined heart/liver, lung/liver, and heart/kidney transplantation.  We also do pancreas, intestinal, and living donor liver transplantation. Our graduates are successfully practicing at major institutions around the country.

Contact Information:
Marc L. Melcher, MD, PhD
Fellowship Program Director

Gioia Zucchero, M.A.
t: 650.498.5689
e: gioia@stanford.edu

Tampa General Hospital

The TGH Abdominal Transplant Fellowship offers training in a dynamic, high-volume transplant center. The fellow will get an extensive training in all aspects of liver and kidney transplantation, including pre-transplant candidate evaluation and intra- and postoperative management of transplant recipients. In addition, the fellow will gain expertise in multiorgan procurements and living donor nephrectomies. Exposure to vascular access surgery is also available, based on fellow’s interest. Beyond the extensive clinical experience, our program offers a robust didactic program with opportunity to participate in clinical research.

Contact Information:
Yaime Menendez
Phone: 520.844.5682
Email: yaimeturner@tgh.org

Marian Porubsky, MD, FACS
Fellowship Program director
Email: mporubsky@tgmg.org

University of California San Francisco 

UCSF’s abdominal transplant program is a high volume, high acuity transplant center that will provide intensive and comprehensive training in the entire spectrum of pre-, peri- and post-transplant care of adult and pediatric liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant candidates and recipients.  Fellows will garner robust surgical experience while being exposed to cutting edge research in everything transplant from end stage organ failure to novel immunosuppression regimens. 

Interviews are by invitation only and will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and Monday, May 4, 2020 with dinner the night before.

University of Cincinnati 

The University of Cincinnati Program is a high volume liver and kidney transplant fellowship whose focus goes beyond teaching great operative technique, but also helping the fellow develop in the arenas of research, leadership, and education.  Our staff are focused on fellow education and in developing fellows into well rounded transplant surgeons.

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa transplant surgery fellowship offers training in all aspects of deceased and living donor kidney transplant including evaluation and perioperative management. The program performs over 100 transplants annually in adults and children including cases performed at the VA hospital.  Fellows actively participate in living donor nephrectomy, multiorgan recovery, and pancreas transplantation. Exposure to liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, vascular access surgery is available for interested fellows.  The clinical service is supported by surgical residents and midlevel providers.  The program providers weekly dedicated education for the fellows in addition to center wide educational conferences and research opportunities.  

University of Michigan 

The Michigan Transplant fellowship offers extensive training in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation, deceased donor organ procurement, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, hepatobiliary surgery, and dialysis access surgery. There are active living donor liver, living donor kidney, and pediatric transplant programs, providing fellows a balanced and comprehensive training experience. Fellows also play an integral role in transplant candidate evaluation and post-operative care. Fellows are actively mentored by faculty and given progressive autonomy in clinical care and in the operating room. As a productive academic transplant program, opportunities for research are abundant.

Contact Information:
Crystal Kirklin
Program Coordinator, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Randall Sung, MD
Fellowship Director, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship


University of Pennsylvania 

The University of Pennsylvania transplant fellowship offers comprehensive training in all aspects of kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation, including living liver and kidney transplantation, both in adults and children.  Fellows are active participants in transplant candidate evaluation and selection, deceased donor organ retrieval, transplantation, and post-transplant care. The fellowship incorporates two hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Given Penn’s tradition of research, trainees have numerous opportunities for academic pursuits with resources available to support investigation.  In 2020, the Penn Fellowship will be conducting interviews on April 22 and May 13th.

University of Washington

The University of Washington transplant fellowship provides two years of training in all facets of liver and kidney transplantation. The fellowship is clinically heavy with emphasis placed on developing operative independence, including in multi-organ procurement (20-30% DCD), liver and kidney transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomies, pancreas transplantation and pediatric transplantation. The structure of the fellowship allows the senior fellow to dedicate time to specific interests, including research, pediatric transplantation, hepatobiliary, etc. In 2020, we will be conducting interviews on March 16, March 27 and April 3.

Contact: Katie Nowlin, Program Coordinator txpfel@uw.edu, Andre Dick, MD MPH, Fellowship Director andre.dick@seattlechildrens.org

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center offers a two-year ASTS accredited fellowship with comprehensive training in kidney and pancreas transplantation. The program performs more than 220 transplants annually. Clinical and laboratory research opportunities are available through the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine. The fellowship is open to fully trained urologists and general surgeons. Successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3, ECFMG certification, and H1B visa are mandatory for non-US residents.  Applications for the August 2021 position will be accepted via SF match. Interviews for qualified candidates will be held in April/May 2020. For additional information, please contact:

Jeffrey Rogers, MD
Professor of Surgery, Fellowship Program Director
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Department of Surgery
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC  27157
E-mail:  jerogers@wakehealrth.edu
Fax:  336-713-5055
Phone:  336-716-0548