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The Transplant Fellowship program at the University of Maryland Medical Center offers a two year ASTS-approved program. We train 1-2 fellows per year. Upon completion of the program fellows are certified in kidney, liver, and pancreas transplantation, as well as donor nephrectomy.

Fellows rotate monthly between three services; kidney/pancreas, liver, and procurement (living and deceased) outpatient clinic. Fellows are also expected to attend conferences throughout the week. Responsibilities include daily rounds, formulation of treatment plans and development and ownership of the patient care.

The operative experience is deliberately gradual, with fellows taking increased roles and responsibility of each case as they progress through fellowship.

At completion you will be fully competent in the pre, intra-operative, and post-operative care to renal, liver, and pancreatic transplant patients. Specifically, while on the liver service, fellows will perform all deceased donor liver transplants and associated hepatobiliary cases with the rounding attending. Fellows will serve as the first assistant during donor hepatectomies for living donor liver transplants. Fellows will perform all pancreas transplants while on service, and will perform the majority of the living and deceased donor renal transplants. Vascular access cases will be performed as well.

Procurement fellows perform all deceased donor organ procurements, serve as the first assistant in single-port donor nephrectomies during their first year and perform donor nephrectomies during their second year. Additionally, procurement fellows will participate in liver, kidney, and pancreas pre- and post-operative clinics as their schedule permits.

The fellows do not have formal laboratory responsibilities, but all are expected to develop a clinical research project during their first year based upon their specific interests and present this nationally and in written form.

Volume History

  FY19 FY18 FY16

Living Donor Procurements

80

80

94
Deceased Donor Procurements 96 120 126
DCD 21 12 24
Kidney 228 240 206
Liver 109 133 169
Pancreas 37 45 26