Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program
The UF Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program is a training program for physicians that will be dedicated to advancing the field of liver transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research and education.
- 75% of the fellows who satisfactorily complete the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program will go into academic practice.
- 90% of graduates will pass their sub-specialty boards on the first try.
- All fellows will have at least 1 scholarly product prior to graduation.
- The goal of the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship training program is to prepare MDs or M.D./Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows for careers as independent investigators in academic research. The Hepatology Fellowship offers an intensive year in advanced training to applicants who have already completed basic Gastroenterology training. The underlying premise is that success in an academic research career requires excellent training, the ability to collaborate across traditional academic departments, and the ability to translate findings from the bench to the bedside. A diverse and experienced faculty has therefore been assembled to offer trainees the greatest opportunity to develop careers in basic and/or clinical research. It is our strong feeling that successful career development requires identification and close association with a role model who can mentor the trainee through their development within and after the fellowship period. Thus, faculty have been selected who have the tools and experience to serve this role in a number of broad areas of research, including clinical investigation in hepatobiliary diseases and transplantation, cellular immunology, mechanisms of cell injury, stem cell biology, molecular transport, and gene therapy. The experience and mentorship received in any one of these diverse areas should provide trainees with a solid foundation for future success in investigative research.