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Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

The Section of Digestive Diseases offers a one-year fellowship in Transplant Hepatology. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and fulfills the requirement for the ABIM certifying examination in transplant hepatology. Our program offers the full range of training with exposure to adult and pediatric transplantation and living donor liver transplant performed at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Michael Schilsky is the Program Director and Donna Christensen is the fellowship coordinator for this Program.

All candidates must have completed an ACGME-credited fellowship in Gastroenterology at the time of starting the transplant fellowship.

Departmental Directors:
Interim Chief, Section of Digestive Diseases Loren Laine, MD,
Chief, Transplantation and Immunology David Mulligan, MD
Fellowship Director for GI Avlin Imaeda, MD
Current Key Faculty:
Michael L. Schilsky, MD Fellowship Director, Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplant
Cary A. Caldwell, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Sukru Emre, MD Chief, Living Donor Liver Transplant
Simona Jakab, MD Firm Director, Inpatient Liver Service
AnnMarie Liapakis, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine
David Mulligan, MD Section Chief, Transplant and Immunology and Chief of Transplant Surgery
Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, MD Chief Pediatric Liver Transplant
Peter Yoo, MD Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Current Transplant Hepatology Fellow:

Uyen To, MD

Transplant Hepatology Conferences:
Pathology Review Monday at 4 PM
Morbidity and Mortality Conference Monday at 4:30 PM (Alternate Weeks)
Journal Club Monday at 4:30 PM (Alternate Weeks)
Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Committee Tuesday at 7:30 AM (Monthly)
List Management Conference Tuesday at 4 PM
Digestive Disease Research Conference Tuesday at 5 PM
Recipient Review Conference Wednesday at 4 PM
Liver Tumor Board Thursday at 1:30 PM
Digestive Diseases Didactic and Case Presentations Friday at 1 PM and 2 PM

Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2018
To apply, please send personal statement (maximum one page) and CV to our coordinator, Donna Christensen, at the address below. Once your application has been reviewed, we will schedule a call with Dr. Michael Schilsky and request 2 personal references.

Please return application to:

Ms. Donna Christensen
Yale University Medical Center
333 Cedar Street LMP 1080
New Haven, CT 06520

Questions? Please contact Donna Christensen at 203-737-1592 or by email at;
Or Dr. Michael Schilsky by email at


Information on the ABIM certification examination for Transplant Hepatology
ABIM Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Policies

Digestive Diseases:
Yale Liver Center:
Transplantation and Immunology at Yale: