Transplantation Resident Training and Fellowship

Resident Training

Dr. I. Raul Badell and Dr. Mandy Ford.

General surgery residents study with Division of Transplantation faculty during transplant service rotations in the first and third years of training. At all levels, residents can participate in both the kidney and liver transplant components of the program in addition to organ retrieval surgery.

Residents rotating on the renal transplant service learn the complex management of organ recipients, including immunosuppressive protocols and the diagnosis and treatment of allograft rejection and opportunistic infections; conduct and complete history and physical examinations; present inpatient cases on multidisciplinary staff rounds; and can participate as the first assistant on certain transplant operations, multi-organ donor procurement surgery, and dialysis access procedures.

Emory general surgery residents can choose to do their research sabbaticals with tranplantation faculty mentors. Former research residents have received awards, published in prestigious journals, and advanced to fellowships and faculty positions.

Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Transplantation offers a two-year clinical fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Fellows are trained in the operative techniques of transplantation of abdominal solid organs (kidney, liver, and pancreas), laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, and the procurement of abdominal organs for transplantation from deceased organ donors. They are also mentored in the preoperative evaluation of potential organ transplant recipients and the full spectrum of post-transplant management issues.

Clinical research during the fellowship period is encouraged. Opportunities to pursue additional basic or pre-clinical research — either prior to or after the clinical fellowship — are also available. A detailed description of this fellowship program can be found here.

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