Advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology
The Advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology offered by NYU Grossman School of Medicine through NYU Langone’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is a one-year intensive clinical training program that prepares physicians to treat all patients with liver disease, steward patients and families through the transplant evaluation process, and work to improve access to transplants to traditionally underserved patient populations.
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the fellowship meets American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) requirements for board certification in transplant hepatology. Each year, we accept two fellows, who must be a postgraduate and have completed an ACGME–accredited gastroenterology fellowship.
During the fellowship, you work under the supervision of our expert hepatologists and gain extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience. You also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical research projects related to liver disease and liver transplantation.
Inpatient and Outpatient Rotations
As a transplant hepatology fellow, you spend six months on inpatient service at NYU Langone hospitals and affiliated locations. During these months, you work closely with our hepatologists and transplant surgeons and nurse practitioners to care for patients before and after liver transplant. Additionally, you perform upper and lower endoscopy and paracenteses on patients on the transplant service. You also consult on inpatients with a variety of acute and chronic liver issues.
During outpatient rotation months, you see a wide range of liver diseases as you work with NYU Langone Transplant Institute faculty members to evaluate patients with a variety of issues, such as abnormal liver chemistries, autoimmune diseases, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). You also rotate through hepatology clinics and transplant clinics, including a pretransplant evaluation clinic, a pretransplant continuity clinic, and a posttransplant continuity clinic. During this time, you work closely with our liver transplant team, which includes our transplant surgeons, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and social workers.
Internal Conferences for Fellows
Our robust conference schedule includes weekly transplant selection committee and clinical trial meetings, grand rounds, hepatobiliary tumor board conferences, and pathology conference. Monthly meetings include journal club, fellow core curriculum conference, and morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference.
Liver Transplants and Procurements
As part of our transplant hepatology curriculum, you observe liver transplants and participate in liver procurements. These experiences not only enrich your knowledge, they enhance your understanding of the technicalities and challenges of transplant surgery.
Because research is an important component of your training, we also strongly encourage you to conduct clinical research with members of the hepatology faculty, who provide ample and varied opportunities. Fellows are encouraged to attend the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) national meeting.
How to Apply
To apply for our Advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology, please send the following materials—in a maximum of two PDFs not including letters of recommendation—to Danielle Seabron, MPA, fellowship coordinator, at email@example.com:
- certification of completion of gastroenterology fellowship
- certification of completion of internal medicine residency
- official copies of all postgraduate transcripts
- U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) scores for Steps 1, 2, and 3
- valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) certificate, if applicable
- personal statement
- three letters of reference, including one from your gastroenterology fellowship program director
We begin accepting applications on August 1, 2021 for the fellowship starting July 1, 2023.
For questions about the Advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology application, email Danielle Seabron, MPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding fellowship training, email Sonja K. Olsen, MD, associate fellowship director, at email@example.com.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers the following related fellowships:
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology Three-Year Clinical Fellowship Program
- Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship