Program Content

The goals and responsibilities of transplant hepatology fellows include:

  • Diagnosis and management of patients with all forms of chronic liver disease, in the inpatient and outpatient settings

  • Evaluation of patients for liver transplantation including patient selection, management, operative procedures, and postoperative management, including immunosuppression

  • Observation of transplant surgery and participation in donor operations, (i.e. harvests)

  • Familiarity with interpretation of liver biopsies and diagnostic imaging studies

  • Follow-up of patients in liver diseases clinic with management of their own panel of patients in this outpatient setting

  • Endoscopic procedures in patients with liver disease, including management of esophageal varices. ERCP is performed frequently on patients with biliary tract disease, and fellow participation may be available as time allows.

  • Percutaneous liver biopsies (typically greater than 100 liver biopsies per fellow)

  • Participation in research projects during the course of the fellowship, with the results often presented at prestigious national meetings, and published in major gastroenterology and hepatology journals. These research projects are undertaken in conjunction with liver medicine and/or liver surgery faculty

  • Receipt of written performance evaluations and regular feedback throughout the fellowship, and a certificate upon completion of the one-year hepatology fellowship

 


Contact Us

Ms. Lachelle Williams
Fellowship Coordinator
Tel: 212-659-9517
Fax: 212-849-2574
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Icahn School of Medicine
1425 Madison Ave, Room 11-70
Box 1123
New York, NY 10029