Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Fellowship (Minnesota)
The Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is specifically designed to train future leaders of academic HPB Surgery. We are committed to teaching both fundamental and advanced clinical HPB surgery and support each fellow's clinical research interests in preparation for their academic career. Our aim is to ensure that upon completion of the program, each fellow will successfully obtain AHPBA training certification, an academic faculty position and pass board examinations if established.
The program is designed for two-years with alternating clinical and research rotations of equal duration. In general, clinical experience will include exposure in the following areas:
- Surgical management of benign and malignant HPB diseases
- Laparoscopic HPB surgery
- Exposure to multidisciplinary management of non-HPB malignancies involving the HPB tract
- Liver transplantation
- HPB intraoperative ultrasonography
- Endoscopic ultrasonography
- Operative ablative therapy
- Intraoperative Radiation therapy relevant to HPB malignancies
The fellowship also includes didactic components and a strong emphasis on clinical research.
- Strong opportunities for clinical research as all HPB Faculty are engaged in clinical research
- HPB Education Conference
- HPB Journal Club
- HPB Lecture Series
- Opportunity to obtain a certificate in clinical research
The HPB Program began at Mayo Clinic, Rochester in 1994 as the GI Scholar Program (complex foregut surgery). Because the major surgical emphasis was HPB surgery and other GI surgical fellowships precluded a broad GI surgical expertise, the GI Scholar program was supplanted by the HPB fellowship in 2009. One fellow per year has completed the program since inception and our expectations remain unchanged.