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. 



Our ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in Transplant Hepatology provides trainees with an exceptional clinical experience across all facets of liver disease at one of the leading health systems in the United States in one of the most innovative and exciting cities in the world. Mount Sinai caters to a diverse population from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, providing our fellows the opportunity to learn about and provide customized care that is fit to meet every patient's cultural needs.

The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute performs a high volume of liver transplants (over 150 annually), including living donation and multi-visceral transplantation. As a prominent referral center to other health systems throughout the United States, we treat patients with a high level of care that is unmatched. At Mount Sinai, our teams work together to address socioeconomic hurdles so that all of our patients have access to equitable care.

Fellows are integrated into our division as colleagues, and rotate through all key areas of patient care following a structured curriculum and mentorship program that is designed to equip them with skills that will enhance their careers as transplant hepatologists. The curriculum is strengthened through personalized research mentorship, scholarship, and fellow-led academic activities.

Our liver transplantation program benefits from a large faculty with expertise in all areas of hepatology. Throughout the course of the fellowship, trainees improve their endoscopy and percutaneous liver biopsy skills, and are asked to observe numerous procedures to complement their learning.

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Current Fellows

  • Jordan Francheville, MD
    Dalhousie University
  • Victoria Jackson, MD
    Tulane University
  • Walaa Mahmoud, MBBCh
    American University of Beirut
  • Julie Sung, MD
    Montefiore Medical Center

Past Fellows

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

  • Cindy Law, MD (2023), Northwell Health, NY
  • Jennifer Onwochei, MD (2023), Northwell Health, NY
  • Stephanie Rutledge, MD (2023), New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell
  • Alexander Vogel, MD (2023), Montefiore Medical Center
  • Daljeet Chahal, MD (2022), Vancouver General Hospital
  • Tsipora Huisman, MD (2022), Westchester Medical Center
  • Karim Mina, MD (2022), GI Fellowship
  • Adam Winters, MD (2022), Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai
  • Lauren T. Grinspan, MD, PhD (2021), Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai, NY
  • Jonathan Nahas, MD (2021), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA
  • Andrew Nguyen, DO (2021), Kaiser Permanente, WA
  • Jordan S. Sack, MD (2021), Brigham & Women's Hospital, MA
  • Ben Da, MD (2020), Northwell Health, NSUH, LIJ Medical Center
  • Saikiran Kilaru, MD (2020), NYU Tisch/Kimmel and Brooklyn
  • Brian T. Lee, MD (2020), Loma Linda University
  • Robert Mitchell, MD (2020), University of British Columbia, Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • James Philip Esteban, MD (2019), Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Arpan Patel, MD, PhD (2019), UCLA, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
  • Kamron Pourmand, MD (2019), Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute at Mount Sinai
  • Eugenia Tsai, MD (2019), Texas Liver Institute, UT Health San Antonio
  • Maneerat Chayanupatkul, MD (2018), Chulalongkorn University and Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
  • Tae Hoon Lee, MD (2018), Bronx, VA Medical Center
  • Nitzan Roth, MD (2018), North Shore University Hospital
  • Danielle Tholey, MD (2018), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • James Crismale, MD (2017), Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute at Mount Sinai
  • Rasham Mittal, MD (2017), Transplant Hepatology, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angles Medical Center
  • Ragesh Thandassery, MD (2017), Hamad General Hospital Doha- 3050, Qatar
  • 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


Te Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine seeks applicants who aspire to achieve clinical excellence and academic advancement of the field. We follow the fellowship match timeline as outlined by the AASLD.

  • Applicants must have previous training in gastroenterology
  • Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year will be accepted beginning in January 2024, and must be submitted through the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) online common application:
  • Selected candidates will be invited to a virtual interview