Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The goal of the transplant hepatology fellowship is to train tomorrow's leaders in academic hepatology. Many former trainees are now leaders in transplant hepatology throughout the world. The fellowship qualifies candidates to pass the ABIM Certificate of Added Qualification for Transplant Hepatology and offers thorough exposure to both outpatient and inpatient management of a wide variety of acute and chronic liver diseases. Fellows take an active role in educating house staff and medical students in the diagnosis and management of liver diseases.  

We offer the following rotations to our transplant hepatology fellows:

  • Pre-transplant  All patients admitted to the liver medicine inpatient service will be followed by a fellow and the service attending hepatologist, who will lead a team of assigned Internal Medicine housestaff. An average of 75 patients are admitted to the service each month. All associated procedures, such as endoscopies and liver biopsies will be performed by the inpatient fellows. Fellows will be expected to attend the general liver clinic for continuity of care. Vacation time will not be granted during this rotation.
  • Post-transplant Fellows will attend post-transplant rounds with the transplant surgery team and learn about post-transplant management, especially the use of immunosuppression. He/she will be expected to perform procedures; additionally, fellows will see transplant recipients in the outpatient setting during transplant office hours. Attendance at daily liver pathology review is strongly encouraged.
  • Outpatient By seeing patients with senior faculty in their outpatient hepatology practices, fellows learn about managing liver diseases and acquire experience in the outpatient liver transplant evaluation process. Other responsibilities include conducting outpatient procedures such as endoscopy, liver biopsy, and paracentesis. An average of 120 outpatient procedures are performed each month. Fellows will provide vacation coverage for other rotations. Attendance at the daily liver pathology review is strongly encouraged.
  • Consult Fellows will attend to consults requested by other services. About 40 consults are seen each month. Cases will be discussed with the consult attending, and follow-up of these cases will be expected. In addition to procedures required by the consults, fellows will assist in performing outpatient procedures. Use of additional free time to attend transplant office hours and the daily liver pathology review is strongly encouraged.
  • Research elective Fellows will have one month of time dedicated to mentored research.  Fellows are encouraged to submit their research to national meetings and prepare and submit manuscripts to peer reviewed journals.

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Current Fellows

  • James Crismale, MD
    Combined GI/Hepatology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Rasham Mittal, MD
    Montefiore Medical Center
  • Ragesh Thandassery, MD
    MAMC, New Delhi

Past Fellows

Recent alumni who have entered careers in academic hepatology are listed below:

  • Viviana Figueroa Diaz (2016), NYU
  • Paul Chang, MD (2016), Kaiser Permanente, CA
  • Daniel Motola, MD (2016), Gotham Medical Associates, NY
  • Aparna Goel, MD (2016), Stanford University, CA
  • Brian Kim, MD (2014), University of Southern California
  • Ana Patel, MD (2014), Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Kristina Chacko, MD (2013), Montefiore Medical Center
  • Jamuna Karkhanis, MD (2013), North Shore LIJ
  • Linda Law, MD (2013), Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Helen Han, MD (2013), University of Southern California
  • Devina Bhasin, MD (2012), Piedmont Transplant Institute
  • Gene Im, MD (2012), Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Carmen Stanca, MD (2011), New York University
  • Kalyan Bhamidimarri, MD (2011), University of Miami
  • Amy Tien, MD (2010), Lahey Clinic
  • James Park, MD (2009), New York University
  • Ponni Perumalswami, MD (2009), Mount Sinai
  • Sanjaya Satapathy, MD (2008), Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Applicants should begin to apply in the fall of their second year of gastroenterology fellowship.

Please contact our fellowship program administrator to submit an application:

Ms. Lachelle Williams
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Liver Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine
1425 Madison Ave, Room 11-70
Box 1123
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-659-9517
Fax: 212-849-2574
Email: lachelle.williams@mssm.edu