Fellowship Program | Transplant Hepatology
The Transplant Hepatology fellowship program mission is to:
- Train future transplant hepatologists in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment with intent to foster excellence in clinical care, a commitment to life-long learning and teaching, and scholarship to advance the study of liver disease.
- Ensure that trainees meet (if not exceed) the ABIM requirements for board eligibility in transplant hepatology.
The Transplant Hepatology fellowship at OHSU is an ACGME accredited 1-year program which provides trainees with an outstanding educational environment at a high-volume transplant center with diverse pathology, in a collegial and supportive setting. Please see below for more information on the application process and program overview.
- Provide clinical exposure to inpatient hepatology consultative service which includes management of decompensated cirrhosis, inpatient liver transplant evaluation, etc.
- Provide trainee with significant clinical experience in outpatient hepatology including general hepatology, multi-disciplinary hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplant clinics.
- Provide robust clinical exposure with liver pathology including focus on interpretation of specimens.
- Provide opportunities for teaching, whether to other trainees in the clinical environment, and/or with didactics in hepatology conference.
- Provide trainees with ample opportunity for scholarship and research, with goal for abstract presentation at national conference and/or manuscript submission.
OHSU Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program
Oregon Health & Science University
Division of Gastroenterology
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Mail code L-461
Portland, OR 97239
The hepatology fellow spends usually 6-8 months on the inpatient rotation, providing consultative service with regards to hepatology and liver transplant.
The ambulatory experience for the fellow includes a weekly mix of general hepatology, multi-disciplinary liver tumor, and liver transplant clinics. With regards to the liver transplant clinic, fellows will see new liver transplant evaluations, in addition to pre- and post-transplant patients.
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in endoscopy at least one half day per week. In addition, admin/research time can be set to help provide opportunity for scholarly work.
Fellows will attend a weekly transplant selection committee meeting, where they will have the opportunity to present any patients undergoing inpatient or outpatient liver transplant evaluation.
Fellows will attend and present once a month at Hepatology Journal Club.
In addition, fellows will attend a bimonthly liver pathology conference where explant, post-transplant and other liver biopsies of interest are reviewed.
Depending on the fellow’s clinical/research interests, rotations with other pertinent subspecialties can be considered, such as addiction medicine, palliative care, and interventional radiology.
We will be accepting applications for AY 2025-2026 via the AASLD Application Portal. Interviews will be held exclusively virtually in April 2024 (date TBD)
1 position is available each year, either through the traditional pathway (3 years GI + 1 Hepatology), or via the accelerated pathway (GI + Hepatology in 3 years; open to OHSU GI fellows only)
Requirements for Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
- Completed training in Gastroenterology
- Meet the requirements for board eligibility in Gastroenterology at the time of commencement of the fellowship
- Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or to obtain work authorization
- Valid Oregon medical license by the commencement of training
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