Department and Faculty
Compassionate care for patients and families, as well as experienced medical and allied health teams, are hallmarks of Mayo Clinic's transplantation services.
The Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers solid-organ transplant services. Candidates for heart, kidney, liver, lung and pancreas transplants are evaluated, and patients who have had transplants return for follow-up examinations. Bone marrow transplants, also known as blood and marrow transplants, are offered through the Division of Hematology/Oncology.
Transplant procedures are performed at Mayo Clinic Hospital in operating rooms that are specially set up for these complex operations. After each transplant, patients are cared for by staff members experienced in the needs of patients recovering from transplant surgery.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology includes seven hepatologists and two hepatology fellows with a broad range of expertise. Faculty support for the surgical fellow also includes radiologists, anesthesiologists and pathologists.
We see outpatients with transplant surgical issues from across the U.S. and around the world, as well as from the large local population. Our hepatology outpatient clinic provides a very fertile source of in-house referrals. We have more than 12,000 outpatient visits each year, including for advanced procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound, laser and photodynamic therapy, esophageal stents, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and enteroscopy.
Our radiology department includes skilled interventional radiologists who are experts in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, percutaneous cholangiograms and interventions to relieve biliary obstruction.
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. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are recognized leaders in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Jacksonville and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.
During your fellowship, you have access to these resources and support services:
- Teaching files in radiology and pathology
- Large collection of transplant, surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition texts in the division's library
- Teaching slide sets for liver biopsy interpretation
- Secretarial services for patient care and academic activities
- Computer support for Internet, literature search, slide creation, database, word processing and email
- Graphic services for slide and poster presentations
- Office and work space for fellows
- Computerized patient records system that allows immediate access to medical records from any workstation