Liver Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

The Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Training Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a one-year clinical program designed to fulfill ACGME requirements by providing training and education which meet requirement for board eligibility for certificate of Added Qualifications in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. The program provides extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience and didactic teaching in order to prepare the trainee to manage advanced liver disease, to gain competence in transplant hepatology, diagnosis and management of complex hepatology problems, and to understand the approach to clinical research in hepatology.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Liver Transplant Program was fully established in 1998, and is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine, and the University of Southern California (USC). The program currently has four devoted transplant hepatologists in addition to four pediatric liver transplant surgeons, eleven pediatric gastroenterologists and an outstanding Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program with six pediatric fellows (two per year). Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the largest pediatric liver transplant centers on the West Coast, performing an average 18 pediatric liver transplant surgeries yearly with excellent patient and graft survival rates. The program follows over 250 pediatric post-transplant patients.

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked CHLA highest in California and one of the top ten children’s hospitals in the nation. We have been named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of the country’s premier children’s hospitals every year since 2007.

Trainees spend six months on the inpatient Liver Transplant Service where their responsibilities are primarily focused on inpatient care, performing procedures, and assisting in the education and supervision of residents.  The remaining six months are focused on clinical observational activities (including but not limited to interventional radiology procedures, transplant liver pathology, liver imaging) and clinical research projects. Throughout the year, trainees spend dedicated time in the outpatient setting with 11 months in the Transplant Clinic and 6 months in the Hepatology Continuity Clinic.

Our Division offers the following clinical programs:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver and intestinal transplant
  • Intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition
  • Advanced endoscopy and motility testing

Research

Quality Improvement Projects include immunosuppression modification. Outcome of graft and patient survival. CHLA is a member of the ChiLDREN pediatric liver disease consortium- participating in U01/NIH sponsored clinical trials of research.

There will be one yearly ACGME certified fellowship position available starting July 1st, 2017. Applicants must have completed training in the subspecialty of pediatric gastroenterology and must meet the requirements for board eligibility for pediatric gastroenterology at the time of commencement of transplant hepatology training. Applicants must also have US citizenship, permanent resident status, or other qualifying visa status that is acceptable to CHLA and have a valid California medical license by the time of commencement of training. To be considered, please fill out this application and email your CV, three letters of recommendation and personal statement of career goals to George Yanni, MD, Program Director, at gyanni@chla.usc.edu and Stephanie Guzman, Fellowship Program Coordinator at sguzman@chla.usc.edu.

Program Fast Facts

AGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows Per Year: 1
Application Deadline: Oct. 31
Duration: 1 Year
Postgraduate Training Required: 3 years
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Salary Minimums: 70,000
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation + 6 personal days, and yearly educational stipend