Transplant Surgery Fellowship
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.
Living Donor Procurements
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Clinical Transplant Program
- University of Maryland School of Medicine - Department of Surgery
- Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
- Living in Baltimore
National Transplant Numbers and Statistics
Transplant and Related Societies
- American Society of Transplant Surgeons
- American Society of Transplantation
- American Board of Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- The Transplantation Society
- International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association
- International Liver Transplantation Society
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association