Through our visiting physicians program, residents and attending physicians from countries other than the United States and Canada can pursue specialized clinical transplant training (certificate program) at the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education for periods of up to six months.
Mount Sinai’s Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI) offers kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestinal transplantation. The Institute serves both adults and children, and includes both living donor and deceased donor transplantation.
Patient work-up, listing, transplantation, and short- and long-term follow-up occur in a multidisciplinary setting involving transplant surgeons and medical and pediatric subspecialists. These include hepatologists, nephrologists, and other consultants.
Mount Sinai has more than 60 active clinical and translational research projects providing cutting-edge care to the panoply of patients under our purview. This setting provides residents, fellows, and advanced degree holders with an extraordinary opportunity for advanced training in numerous avenues of clinical and basic science as well as surgical techniques in solid organ transplantation.
Goals and objectives
Because applicants come to RMTI with a variety of goals, our program allows for flexibility in each applicant’s study design. The primary focus may be in one or more of the following areas:
- Liver transplantation
- Kidney transplantation
- Pancreas transplantation
- Intestinal transplantation
- Adult transplantation
- Pediatric transplantation
Participants will be exposed to the breadth of clinical activities within RMTI, with special attention paid to the activity related to their primary interest. Clinical activity is carried out under the direct preceptorship of the surgical and medical program directors for each area of focus.
Our objectives are to provide hands-on training in state-of-the-art surgery and patient care, and to provide training in clinical research methodology leading to one or more publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or presentations at national or international meetings.
Participants will take part in scheduled, emergent, and urgent surgeries relating to their particular area or areas of focus. With more than 300 abdominal organ transplants taking place each year, we provide ample opportunity to observe multiple procedures.
Participants will also accompany organ procurement staff in multi-organ harvesting and join our clinical team on daily interdisciplinary transplantation rounds.