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Education & Training

The UCSF Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program, directed by Dr. Sandy Feng, is designed to provide comprehensive training in abdominal transplantation, including the evaluation of transplant candidates, the management of patients with acute and chronic liver disease, and the operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care of organ transplant patients. The program provides ample exposure to deceased donor multi-organ procurement and living donor nephrectomy and hepatectomy. There is a strong didactic program with many weekly meetings including Transplant Mortality and Morbidity Conference, meetings of the Kidney and Liver Selection Committees, Transplant Laboratory Group Meeting, Liver Transplant Pathology Conference, and the Transplant Seminar Series.

The UCSF Abdominal Transplant Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program for those who have completed General Surgery training and wish to specialize in multi-organ abdominal transplant surgery. The training program is approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) to train in kidney, liver, and pancreas transplantation. Fellows will receive advanced training in deceased and living donor organ procurement, renal transplantation, kidney/pancreas transplantation, and liver transplantation. As a tremendously busy, high volume transplant center, all transplant fellows receive ample exposure to the entire spectrum of pre-, peri- and post-transplant patient care.

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