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Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship (Arizona)

Program description

The two-year Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, provides education, surgical experience and clinical training in all aspects of multiorgan abdominal transplant and the care of transplant patients.

We have a comprehensive abdominal transplant program that includes transplants for:

  • Liver (living-donor and deceased-donor transplants and pediatric liver transplants in collaboration with Phoenix Children's Hospital)
  • Kidney (living-donor and deceased-donor transplants)
  • Pancreas

Each year, Mayo surgeons at the Arizona campus perform about 70 to 80 liver transplants, 200 to 250 kidney transplants and 20 to 25 pancreas transplants.

Upon successful completion of this fellowship, you will be proficient and knowledgeable in:

  • Transplant pharmacology
  • Immunosuppression therapy and management
  • Immunobiology
  • Multiorgan procurement
  • Kidney transplant
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Donor nephrectomy
  • Medical management of transplant complications
  • Transplant ethics and economics of transplantation
  • Recipient and donor selection criteria for liver, kidney and pancreas transplants
  • Role of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in allocation and regulation of solid organs in the United States

You are immersed in a structured, multidisciplinary, UNOS-approved transplant program and exposed to the entire continuum of the organ transplant process:

  • Basic knowledge of diseases leading to end-stage organ failure
  • Involvement in pretransplant evaluation and candidate selection process
  • Performing transplant procedures
  • Immediate post-transplant care
  • Long-term post-transplant management


The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons under delegated authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


When you successfully complete our fellowship, you will be eligible to be certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Program history

The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship began in October 2011. One fellow is accepted each year.

  • Feb 11, 2015
  • ART298836