Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship

The Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a long history of excellence in clinical care and research. We rank among the most active transplant programs in the world and have performed more than 4,000 procedures. Our anesthesiology team consists of a core group of six attending anesthesiologists and five pediatric anesthesiologists.

Our anesthesia team strives to provide evidence-driven, state-of-the-art care for patients undergoing liver transplantation. We are actively developing a set of best practices, with increasing use of viscoelastic testing, intraoperative use of transesophageal echocardiography, and make a concerted effort to reduce blood-product administration. Our anesthesiologists work closely with the surgical team and we are actively involved with patient listing for transplantation.

Our division is also very active in academic health care, particularly with the International Liver Transplantation Society and the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia. In addition to making presentations at national and international meetings, we are conducting several retrospective and prospective trials and have contributed to Shock, Liver Transplantation, and Anesthesia and Analgesia, among other premier academic journals.


Liver transplantation anesthesiology is a tremendous clinical challenge, the ultimate in the integration of knowledge and technical skills, and we prepare our fellows to meet this challenge. As a fellow at the Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, you learn cardiovascular, respiratory, and hepatic physiology, and how to apply this knowledge to hepatic transplantation, major hepatic resections, and all aspects of perioperative management. In addition, you gain experience with rapid infusion systems, cell salvage technology, veno-veno bypass, and all forms of anesthesia monitoring. You get exposure to invasive monitoring extensively, especially with pulmonary artery catheters and ultrasonic vessel finders.

In addition, the fellowship includes dedicated time to function as a part-time attending for non-hepatobiliary cases, and to engage in research and educational development. The salary is competitive for the area, and you can augment it with supplemental attending calls.

How to Apply

We accept applications every fall, and we will be accepting applications in Fall 2022 for the fellowship in liver transplant anesthesia for the 2023-2024 academic year. We have two positions annually, and we accept applications on a rolling basis.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship application
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Scores
  • Three Letters of reference: two letters must be from actively practicing physicians or faculty members familiar with your clinical work, and one of the letters must be from your current Program Director
  • Results of your most recent anesthesia in-service exam

Please mail the above-listed materials to:

Alina Kharisova
Anesthesiology Medical Education & Fellowship Coordinator
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Anesthesiology
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1010
New York, NY 10029