Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Programs | MedStar Georgetown University Hospital | MedStar Health

The MedStar Health—Georgetown University Hospital Fellowship Program in Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Fishbein, the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) offers one of the best abdominal transplant fellowships in the country. MGTI annually performs more that 110 liver transplants, 200 kidney transplants, 20-25 intestinal/multivisceral transplants, 20 pancreas transplants, and over 150 major hepatobiliary cases. As one of only centers in the United States for intestinal/multivisceral transplants, MGTI has distinguished itself as a leader in the field, and is a referral center nationally and internationally.

The fellowship provides an extensive clinical experience in:

  • Liver transplantation – both adult and pediatric
  • Live donor liver transplantation
  • Kidney transplant
  • Kidney swaps and exchanges
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Intestinal and multivisceral transplantation – both adult and pediatric
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Donor procurements

The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute takes either one or two fellows every other year. We are searching for highly motivated individuals who are ready to commit to training and one of the premier facilities in the country. The fellowship program in ASTS certified, and uses the NRMP match system.

View the Application Information page for details on how to apply.

Why train here

Fellows will reap the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to care through collaboration with:

  • Hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons

  • Anesthesiologists

  • Gastroenterologists and advanced endoscopists

  • Diagnostic and interventional radiologists

  • Hepatic pathologists

  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants

  • Transplant coordinators

  • Social workers

  • Professionals from other disciplines

They will be exposed to deceased donor, living donor, domino, pediatric, and multi-organ transplants during their training.

Additional training benefits:

  • Exposure to pre-liver transplant patients with a broad array of acute and chronic liver diseases

  • Gaining expertise in the management of patients with benign and malignant hepatobiliary tumors

  • Experience performing procedures such as upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and liver biopsy

  • Six-month outpatient rotations where fellows will perform endoscopic procedures and biopsies

  • Learning the multidisciplinary approach to patient management before and after liver transplantation

Fellows are expected to attend and be active participants in a variety of conferences on transplantation, gastroenterology, hepatology, pathology, and other subjects.

A complete didactic curriculum and commitment to training are embedded in our program. We are searching for highly motivated individuals who want to commit to training at one of the premier transplant centers in the U.S.

Curriculum

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) offers one of the best abdominal transplant fellowships in the country. MGTI annually performs over 110 liver transplants, 300 kidney transplants, 25 intestinal/multivisceral transplants, 30 pancreas transplants, and over 200 major hepatobiliary and pancreas general surgery cases. We are the only center in the country ASTS certified in liver, kidney, intestine, and pancreas transplant, in addition to hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery. With an incredible depth and breadth of cases, fellows get an unmatched surgical experience and will graduate extremely well trained and able to confidently work independently.

Our fellowship provides an extensive clinical experience in both adult and pediatric transplantation, in addition to both living and deceased donor transplants for both kidney and liver. We also provide expertise training in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and robotic hepatobiliary surgery. A complete didactic curriculum and commitment to training are embedded in our program. We are searching for highly motivated individuals who want to commit to training at one of the premier facilities in the country.

  1. Fellows will have extensive exposure to:
    • Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation
    • Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
    • Live Donor Liver Transplantation
    • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
    • Pancreas Transplantation
    • Adult and Pediatric Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation
    • Open, laparoscopic, and robotic hepatobiliary surgery
    • Islet Cell Transplantation
  2. Fellows will perform donor procurements independently after appropriate training.
  3. Fellow transplant curriculum addressed during multiple weekly conferences including:
    • Weekly kidney and liver selection meetings
    • Living donor meeting
    • HLA meeting
    • Hepatobiliary Case Conference
    • Transplant Surgery M&M
    • HPB Pizza Rounds
    • ASTS Module Review
  4. Career guidance and job assistance as fellowship progresses
  5. All fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts to national meetings and will attend at least one meeting per year.
  6. All senior fellows attend the ASTS Fellowship Conference.

Application information

Interested in applying?

Contact us

We welcome your questions about our program. For additional information, please contact Leslie McDonald at:

Leslie.M.McDonald@medstar.net

202-444-1106