Fellowship Program

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Statement from Fellowship Director, Dr. Jeremy Goodman

Welcome to the home page for the Abdominal Transplant Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The fellowship program at UAB is designed to provide comprehensive training in multiorgan transplantation at one of the nation's busiest transplant centers. The program is accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and offers fellows the opportunity to become proficient in kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation.

The strength of the UAB transplant program lies in its sheer surgical volume. UAB consistently ranks among the highest volume transplant programs in the United States, annually performing over 250 kidney transplants, over 100 liver transplants, and 10-20 pancreas transplants. Fellows also participate in approximately 125 annual deceased donor organ recoveries with the Alabama Organ Center, a single-center OPO. In addition to organ transplant procedures, transplant surgery fellows will receive exposure to over 100 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies, 100 hepatobiliary procedures, and over 800 dialysis access procedures performed each year to supplement their experience. Trainees will also receive broad training in immunosuppressive management, preoperative evaluation, post-transplant care and long-term follow-up.Fellows are offered the opportunity to participate in clinical research, and attendance at national meetings is encouraged and supported.

Program Description

The UAB Abdominal Transplant Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for individuals who have completed a general surgery residency and wish to specialize in multiorgan abdominal transplant surgery. The transplant surgery fellowship is accredited by the ASTS, and accepts one fellow per year. Each fellow will spend twelve months on the kidney/pancreas/dialysis accessservice and twelve months on the liver/hepatobiliary service. Both fellows perform deceased donor organ recovery with faculty members and evenly share call responsibilities. The transplant services are supplemented by UAB's general surgery residency, as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

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Case Volume

Procedure

Primary Surgeon

First Assistant

Kidney transplant

139

17

Liver transplant

70

28

Pancreas transplant

20

3

Deceased donor organ recovery

93

14

Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

47

4

 

 

 

Recent Fellows

 

Graduation year

Fellow

Institution

Practice

2007

Dr. Harry Sun

St. Barnabas Hospital

Kidney/Pancreas

2008

Dr. Jon Hundley

University of Kentucky

Multiorgan/HPB

2009

Dr. Matthew Mulloy

Piedmont Hospital

Multiorgan/HPB

2010

Dr. Lynsey Biondi

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Kidney/Pancreas

2011

Dr. Malay Shah

University of Kentucky

Multiorgan/HPB

2012

Dr. Stephen Gray

UAB

Kidney/Liver/HPB

 

Application Guidelines


The program welcomes applications from general surgery residents who will have completed their residency training by the time the fellowship begins. All applicants must be eligible to obtain a medical license in the state of Alabama. In order to obtain an unrestricted medical license in Alabama, graduates of medical schools outside of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico must have completed at least 3 years of residency training in the United States. UAB participates in the National Resident Matching Program Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match. The program requires applicants to apply directly to UAB and then register and submit a match list through NRMP.

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. Current copy of curriculum vitae
  2. Personal statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation, including one letter from the residency program director or department chairman

Please forward information either electronically or hard-copy to:

Jeremy Goodman, MD, FACS
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship Director, Abdominal Transplant Surgery
LHRB 728
701 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294
205-934-1393 (phone)
205-975-8452 (fax)
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