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Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Training Program at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health is a comprehensive ACGME approved one-year fellowship, focused on providing trainees with broad clinical exposure to a large and diverse population of general and transplant hepatology patients. The transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) is one of the first adult transplant centers in the United States and nearly 5000 patients have received a liver transplant at our institution since 1984.  We perform an average of 150 transplants per year with up to 10 percent of those being living donor liver transplants. 

Upon completion of fellowship training, participants meet all requirements for board-eligibility in transplant hepatology as established by the ABIM. Our fellows have exceptional success joining academic and private practices across the U.S. During their training fellows can choose from a clinical training tract or a research/quality improvement tract

We accept two fellows a year.

Curriculum

Our fellows gain experience with general hepatology, pre-transplant patients and post-transplant patients.

The curriculum consists of rotations in:

  • Inpatient service
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Transplant hepatology service
  • Hepatobiliary malignancy service

In addition to teaching that occurs through formal rounds and clinical rotations, our fellows receive education through:

  • Weekly transplant conferences
  • Monthly journal club
  • Pathology conferences twice a month
  • Didactic sessions
  • Tumor board conferences twice a month

The hepatology and liver transplantation group is actively involved at the national and international level with regards to academic society and collaborations. In the last 2 years, there have been 150 peer reviewed papers across the division.

There are various opportunities for fellows to participate in clinical research across institutions. Fellows get the opportunity to participate in retrospective and prospective, qualitative and quantitative studies, and multicenter studies. They also learn about both industry and federally supported trials.

Currently, there are 75 physician - initiated ongoing studies as well as 28 industry or NIH funded studies.

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Rotations through both inpatient and outpatient settings expose fellows to a wide range of liver pathology. Fellows have the opportunity to work with multiple faculty members while learning how to manage patients with a variety of acute and chronic liver diseases. In addition, fellows rotate through the interdisciplinary hepatobiliary clinic where in conjunction with our surgery, oncology and interventional radiology colleagues, hepatology fellows care for patients with benign and malignant liver lesions.

Transplant hepatologists and fellows evaluate candidates for liver transplantation.  Cases are discussed at weekly liver transplant selection committee meetings, which are attended by transplant surgeons, hepatologists, and other specialists on the hospital’s medical staff, including social workers and transplant coordinators.

Fellows actively participate in the work up of pre-transplant candidates and management of patients listed for transplantation.

Liver transplant patients transition back to the care of the transplant hepatologist after transplant surgery. Fellows continue to care for liver transplant recipients during this post-transplant phase, catering to medical needs with emphasis on immunosuppression and management of any potential complications. Fellows manage post-transplant patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Our program has an active living donor program. Fellows participate in the workup of potential donors and have the opportunity to care for patients who receive live donor liver transplants. Fellows will  participate in the management of any potential complications that arise in this unique patient population.

Transplant Hepatology Team

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We are accepting applications for academic year 2023-2024 through the AASLD Transplant Hepatology Application System. Candidates must be current fellows or have completed three years of ACGME-accredited gastroenterology fellowship training prior to starting.

Applications can be submitted through the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Application system starting January 24, 2022 with interviews held in April and May 2022.

Contact Us

Stella M. Richter
Phone: 214.820.2312
Stella.Martinez@BSWHealth.org

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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