Program description

The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a two-year program for those who have completed general surgery training and wish to specialize in multiorgan abdominal transplant surgery. The objective of the fellowship is to develop proficiency in the surgical and medical management of people with end-stage organ diseases amenable to transplantation.

Fellows receive advanced training in:

  • Deceased-donor and living-donor organ procurement
  • Renal transplantation
  • Kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Liver transplantation

Mayo Clinic's busy, high-volume transplant center offers exposure to the entire spectrum of abdominal organ transplant patient care, including:

  • Evaluation of transplant candidates
  • Management of patients with acute and chronic liver disease
  • Preoperative, operative and postoperative care of organ transplant patients

Mayo Clinic provides ample exposure to deceased-donor multiorgan procurement and living-donor nephrectomy. We are proud of our multidimensional training experience and committed to evolving our program to meet today's dynamic transplantation environment.

This program provides a comprehensive experience in the care of transplant patients. This broad exposure includes medical and surgical management in renal, pancreas and hepatic transplantation. Your training also includes medical evaluation and selection of recipients, surgical technique, immunosuppression, critical care management, and management of medical and surgical complications.

With nearly 350 abdominal organ transplants being performed each year and a correspondingly high number of organ retrievals, including living donation and donation after cardiac death, the operative experience for surgical fellows is intended to develop pre-eminent transplant surgeons and future leaders in transplant surgery.

In addition to the high volume of transplant procedures and donor organ procurements, a large number of hepatobiliary procedures, such as decompressive shunt surgery, liver resection and ablative liver procedures, train our fellows in other important diagnostic and therapeutic options.


The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship is approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons to train in kidney and liver transplantation under delegated authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


When you successfully complete the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, you will be eligible to be certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Feb. 16, 2016