Department and Faculty
The Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant program in Rochester has developed as a natural extension of the world-renowned and award-winning Department of Gastroenterology. As one of the largest referral centers for liver disease in the world, Mayo Clinic provides an ideal environment to care for patients.
The Liver Transplant program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is known nationally and internationally as a center of excellence. Since the first liver transplant was performed at Mayo Clinic in 1985, more than 1,300 patients have undergone liver transplantation in Rochester. Our multidisciplinary team approach to health care, experienced staff and quality facilities have allowed us to achieve short and long-term patient survival rates far above national averages.
The establishment of the Mayo Clinic William J. von Liebig Transplant Center has also been a milestone in transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The consolidation of all transplant programs (liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell, heart, lung, bone marrow) into the Transplant Center has permitted unprecedented multidisciplinary cooperation and integrated care, further enabling us to improve the health and lives of our patients.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Our faculty publish and lecture extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the hepatology and liver transplant faculty at Mayo Clinic Arizona throughout your training.
Advisors and Mentors
You will be assigned a faculty advisor who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your advisor also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during morning lectures and at noon conferences and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.