Transplant Hepatology

The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program offers an intensive and immersive post-graduate training opportunity for ACPs who wish to pursue a career in general or transplant hepatology.  Throughout the course of the 1-year program, Fellows will learn evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of liver diseases. Training will occur in both inpatient, and outpatient settings to maximize exposure to the wide variety of acute and chronic liver disease processes. Working side-by-side with seasoned ACPs, transplant hepatologists and surgeons, Fellows will gain the practical experience and learn the latest advances in the complexity of medical and surgical options for this unique patient population.
Approximately eight months of the Fellowship Program will be dedicated to the primary inpatient transplant hepatology service where ACPs will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to manage preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative liver transplant patients. The Fellow will also have an opportunity to participate in the general hepatology consult service.  The remaining four months are reserved for outpatient clinics including general hepatology, transplant evaluation, pre-liver transplant and post-liver transplant.  In addition, ACP Fellows will be trained to be certified in Transient Elastography. Hepatology research opportunities will be available for those wish to participate in a scholarly research activity.
Fellow will be encouraged to choose 1 ACP mentor and 1 MD mentor at the beginning of the Fellowship. Mentors will offer ongoing, one-on-one sessions to foster a strong mentor-mentee relationship and help our ACP Fellows attain their professional goals.
Below is a small sample of the Transplant-Hepatology topics that will be taught during the program year.
  • Conceptualize the anatomy, physiology, and functions of the liver
  • Diagnosis and management of virial hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, drug induced liver injury, cholestatic liver disease, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis
  • Diagnostic tools and laboratory values used for the evaluation of liver disease
  • Hepatic emergencies
  • Immunosuppressive pharmacology
  • End stage liver disease
  • Portal Hypertension, Hepatopulmonary Syndrome, Hepatorenal Syndrome, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Ascites, Hepatic Hydrothorax, Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Transplant and Advanced Hepatology
  • Indications, contraindications, and risks associated with TIPS placement and BRTO procedure