Transplant Hepatology

The Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Training Program at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is a one-year clinical program designed to fulfill ACGME requirements by providing training which meets requirement for Board Eligibility for Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. The program provides extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience and didactic teaching in order to prepare the trainee to manage advanced liver disease, to gain competence in transplant hepatology, diagnosis and management of complex hepatology problems, and to understand the approach to clinical research in hepatology.

Trainees spend six months on the inpatient Liver Transplant Service where their responsibilities are primarily focused on inpatient care, performing procedures, and assisting in the education and supervision of housestaff. The remaining six months are focused on clinical observational activities (including but not limited to interventional radiology procedures, transplant liver pathology, liver imaging) and clinical research projects. Throughout the year, trainees spend dedicated time in the outpatient setting with 12 months in the Transplant Clinic and 6 months in the Hepatology Continuity Clinic.

Applicant requirements and criteria for acceptance

Applicants must have completed training in the subspecialty of pediatric gastroenterology and must meet the requirements for board eligibility at the time of commencement of transplant hepatology training. Applicants must also have US citizenship or permanent resident status, and have a valid California medical license by the time of commencement of training.