Transplant, Medical Kidney, and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program | MedStar Georgetown | MedStar Health

Transplant, Medical Kidney, and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program

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 such depth and breadth of cases, fellows get an unmatched surgical training experience. They graduate able and extremely well prepared to work independently, with confidence. 

Why train here

We are searching for highly motivated individuals who want to commit to training at one of the premier facilities in the country.

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. 

All fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts to national meetings and will attend at least one meeting per year. All senior fellows attend the ASTS Fellowship Conference.

The fellowship also presents excellent networking opportunities, with career guidance and job assistance as training progresses.

All fellows receive four weeks’ vacation per year.

Please note that MedStar Georgetown University Hospital sponsors only J-1 visas.


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

  • Donor procurements, after appropriate training

Weekly conferences include:

  • Kidney and liver selection meetings

  • Living donor meeting

  • HLA meeting

  • Hepatobiliary Case Conference

  • Transplant Surgery M&M

  • HPB Pizza Rounds

  • ASTS Module Review

Training locations

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is part of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, one of the highest volume transplant programs in the United States. The hospital has performed more than 7,500 liver, kidney, small bowel, colon, stomach, and multi organ transplants. We also perform hepatobiliary surgery and offer auto islet cell transplantation for those patients suffering from the pain of chronic pancreatitis.

3800 Reservoir Rd., NW 
Washington, D.C., 20007 

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in Washington, D.C., It houses 926 inpatient beds and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report.

110 Irving St., NW 
Washington, D.C., 20010

Children’s National Medical Center

Washington, D.C.,’s only health care provider specifically for children has 140 years’ experience in pediatric illness. The hospital treats around 300,000 patients per year from all around the globe.

111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20010

Application information

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Program Director
Bhaskar Kallakury, MD

Program Coordinator
Giovanna Taylor