Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

OHSU Marquam Hill Campus

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.

Aims:

  • 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.

Program Leadership

Arnab Mitra, MD
Arnab Mitra, M.D., M.S.                                                                                
Program Director     
Dekey Lhewa, MD
Dekey Lhewa, M.D.
Associate Program Director 

Contact information

For questions regarding the OHSU Transplant Fellowship, please contact Chelsea Podkowa, C-TAGME. We look forward to your application.

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
Phone: 503 494-9530

Inpatient

The hepatology fellow spends usually 6-8 months on the inpatient rotation, providing consultative service with regards to hepatology and liver transplant.

Outpatient

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.

Conferences

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.

Other opportunities

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.

Application Process

We will be accepting applications for AY 2024-2025 via the AASLD Application Portal. Interviews will be held exclusively virtually in April 2023 (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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