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.  Fellows are integrated into our division as colleagues and rotate through all key areas of patient care in a structured experience that is optimized to equip you with every skill required to promote career success.  In this final year of graduate medical training, we offer a structured a curriculum and mentorship plan to enable you to excel as a transplant hepatologist in any practice setting.  Our hospital, which is at the crossroads of many cultures and populations, offers an unusually diverse patient population and rich experience that will be a fitting capstone to your career training.

We perform a high volume of liver transplants (over 120 annually), including living donation and multi-visceral transplantation.  As a prominent referral center to other health care systems near and far, we care for patients with a high level of medical complexity and work in teams to address socioeconomic hurdles and achieve success for our patients.

The program benefits from an extremely large hepatology faculty (> 40 individuals) with a range of expertise covering all aspects of clinical and translational hepatology to provide expert mentoring and research opportunities.  All trainees continue to improve their endoscopy skills during their hepatology training, and additionally become skilled in percutaneous liver biopsy.  Scholarly activity for fellows, a vital aspect of the curriculum, is fostered through personalized research mentorship and fellow-led academic activities.

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Current Fellows

  • Lauren Grinspan, MD, PhD
    GI Fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jonathan Nahas, MD
    GI Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Andrew Nguyen, DO
    GI Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Jordan Sack, MD
    GI Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Past Fellows

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

  • 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


The 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.

  • Applicants must have previous training in gastroenterology
  • Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be accepted beginning in January 2022, 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