Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Program

About the Program

Clinical rotations range from a total of 6 to 9 months (depending on prior experience)

  • Rotations include inpatient and consultation service, outpatient transplant, general pediatric hepatology clinics with additional emphasis on pediatric obesity
  • Regular scheduled pathology and radiology conferences are held
  • Interaction and exposure to adult hepatology is present

In the multidisciplinary liver transplant clinics, the fellow will become familiar with the evaluation of patients with advanced liver disease, including the management of ascites, encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, abnormal growth and nutrition, as well as the long–term management of the pediatric liver transplant recipient.

Under the supervision of the pediatric hepatology faculty, the fellow will see patients in the clinic and follow them preoperatively, perioperatively and postoperatively, managing all aspects of the patients care. Additionally, fellows will be exposed to transplant immunology, living donor liver transplantation, and research opportunities in transplant hepatology.

Accreditation

Our fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and meets the requirements for the American Board of Pediatrics Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology.

Comprehensive Program

With specially designed facilities, innovative equipment, educational programs and family support services, the Children’s liver team offers comprehensive care to all patients. Our multidisciplinary approach integrates the efforts of many dedicated pediatric professionals, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacist
  • Nutritionist
  • Social workers
  • Child life specialists
  • Psychologist
  • Hospital teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Case coordinators

Statistics

  • Perform an average of 22 pediatric liver transplants per year
  • More than 130 admissions
  • 162 consults
  • More than 2,300 inpatient visits
  • 1,634 outpatient visits
  • More than 150 procedures