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Transplant Fellowship Program

The Transplant Fellowship program is designed to be a two year, non–ACGME approved fellowship for graduates of general surgical residency programs who are Board–eligible or equivalent. The experience will involve the evaluation and management of kidney, pancreas and liver transplant surgery patients, with a focus on operative and non–operative decision making. We will recruit only one fellow for each year for the 2 year multiorgan transplant fellowship program. The Fellow will be involved in the supervision and education of residents.

The transplant program at Yale New Haven Hospital evaluates approximately 1000 patients per annum, and transplants approximately 100 kidney, 50 liver and 5 pancreas patients a year. Additionally, the transplant team procures approximately 60 abdominal organs per year. Moreover, the transplant surgery team performs 100 hepatobiliary surgery cases and 150 vascular access procedures per year.

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC) Multiorgan Transplantation Fellowship Program is a newly established entity. The program will provide Liver, Kidney, Pancreas Transplantation training. All abdominal organ transplantation procedures including liver, kidney, pancreas transplantations, at the YNHTC are performed by members of the Section of Transplantation and Immunology in the Department of Surgery. Similarly, the majority of dialysis access procedures, and general surgical procedures on the ESRD and ESLD population are performed by members of this Section.


Office Address

Korina Dacunto, Program Coordinator
Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center
333 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 208062
New Haven, CT

Office Phone Number: (203) 785-6501
Office Fax #: (203) 785-7162


Clinical & Laboratory Responsibility of the Trainee:

During the 2 year clinical transplant fellowship, the trainee will assume primary responsibility in a graded manner for all aspects of living donor and cadaver renal transplantation, as well as in pancreatic transplantation. Trainee will also perform/participate and take responsibility for living donor and cadaver liver transplant procedures as well as hepatobiliary surgeries including major liver resections, shunt surgeries in both adult and pediatric patient population. The trainee will additionally rotate through the Histocompatibility and Immune Evaluation Laboratory for the purpose of exposure to tissue typing and monitoring techniques. Section of Transplantation and Immunology at Yale has its own tissue typing laboratory. This will facilitate rotation and education of fellows.

Finally, the trainee will be expected to provide evidence of scholarly development as evidenced by an independent research project, usually as a component a chosen aspect of the ongoing investigative work in the Section. It is anticipated that for most this will represent a clinical project but ample opportunity exists for more intensive bench research within the Section Laboratories and/or through our close collaborators in the Yale Interdisciplinary Research Program in Vascular Biology and Transplantation.