UAB is proud to offer an ACGME-accredited fellowship program for physicians pursuing board-certification in Transplant Hepatology, under the direction of Brendan McGuire, MD.

Program Details

UAB's Liver Center offers a compreshensive, ACGME-accredited Transplant Hepatology fellowship, under the direction of Program Director and Liver Transplant Medical Director, Brendan McGuire, MD

This program is designed to prepare GI/Hepatology physicians in the evaluation and treatment of pre- and post-liver transplant patients. This one-year program will accept either a UAB GI/Hepatology fellow during their third year of fellowship (ABIM Pilot Program) or a physician who has completed an ACGME-accredited GI/Hepatology program and is board-eligible. For more information on either of these options, please contact the Program Coordinator via the contact information below. 

Our Resources

UAB Liver Center serves the southeast United States and beyond, allowing substantial opportunity to trainees who work within the UAB Health System, which includes UAB Hospital, Kirklin Clinlc and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

Fellowship Training 

UAB's Transplant Hepatology program encourages fellows to work with the program director, hepatology faculty and transplant surgeons to design a schedule that will optimize the fellow experience to enhance clinical knowledge and understanding of both the liver transplant process and the care of liver transplant patients. This includes time with outpatient transplant clinics, the fellow's own continuity clinic dedicated to liver patients, as well as rounding with the surgeons. Time is also dedicated to inpatient liver service, rounding with the transplant surgeons, and multidisciplinary didactic conferences. 

Application for Fellowship

The Transplant Hepatology program does not participate in ERAS or NRMP. Applications are accepted year-round, and interviews will be held in September and October.

To apply, please email documents to Monti Nix, Education Coordinator, at We encourage fellows graduating from an ACGME-accredited GI Fellowship to apply. 

Application Deadline for Transplant Hepatology Fellowship:
August 10

Applications must include the following documentation: 

  • Personal Statement 
  • Current CV (updated within last three months) 
  • Medical School Transcripts 
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Medical School Dean's Letter
  • Three (3) total Letters of Recommendation, including former Program Directors
  • Certificate of ACGME-accredited residency training
  • Certificate/verification of ACGME-accredited fellowship training (and anticipated graduation date, if applicable)
  • Must be eligible for Alabama Medical License and Alabama Constrolled Substance Certificate
  • Residency step scores (Steps 1-3) 
  • Must be eligible for Federal DEA registration
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (only if IMG)


Please contact us with any questions you have. 

Monti Nix
Education Administrator