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
- 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.
- Percutaneous liver biopsies (at least 20 liver biopsies per fellow)
- Participation in scholarly activities 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.