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Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship (Arizona)

Program Description

The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides education, surgical experience and clinical training in all aspects of multi-organ abdominal transplant and the care of transplant patients. We have a comprehensive abdominal transplant program including liver (liver donor, deceased donor and pediatric liver transplants in collaboration with Phoenix Children's Hospital) kidney (liver donor and deceased donor) and pancreas transplants. We perform about 50-60 liver transplants, 200-250 kidney transplants and 25-30 pancreas transplants annually.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be proficient and knowledgeable in:

  • Transplant pharmacology
  • Immunosuppression therapy and management
  • Immunobiology
  • Multi-organ 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 transplant
  • Role of United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) in allocation and regulation of solid organs in United States

You will be 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 pre-transplant evaluation and candidate selection process
  • Performing transplant procedures
  • Immediate post-transplant care
  • Long-term post transplant management

Evaluation Process

You will be evaluated by the supervising surgeon(s) following each rotation throughout the course of the fellowship. Conversely, each fellow will have the opportunity to evaluate their supervising surgeon(s). Evaluations and feedback are discussed with you on a regular basis throughout the course of the fellowship and during the semi-annual performance review.


Our training program is approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) under delegated authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


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

Program History

The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona began in October 2011. One fellow is accepted on a biannual basis.

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