Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship


Kapil Chopra, M.D.
Program Director, Transplant
Hepatology Fellowship
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Hepatology
Medical Director, Comprehensive
Liver Program, Liver
Pancreas Institute

Shahid M. Malik, MD
Associate Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Center for Liver Diseases

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s one-year Transplant Hepatology Fellowship is designed to provide outstanding training in clinical hepatology and liver transplantation, fulfilling UNOS criteria for Liver Transplant Physicians. The Hepatology Program functions within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition and works closely with the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. It provides comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care to patients with a wide variety of liver diseases.

The Liver Transplantation Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is one of the oldest and largest transplantation programs in the United States and has the greatest worldwide experience in liver transplantation. This was achieved primarily through the pioneering work of Dr. Thomas Starzl, who performed the world’s first successful liver transplantation in 1967. The University of Pittsburgh has remained a leader in transplantation and transplant related research since the early 1980s. The Transplant Institute currently performs more than 300 liver transplants per year and a similar number of kidney transplants. In addition, pancreas, small bowel, heart and lung transplants are performed.

The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship training experience. Eligible applicants must complete training in both internal medicine and gastroenterology by June 30, 2015.

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The University of Pittsburgh’s Transplant Hepatology Fellowship offers a rigorous curriculum as described in the program’s Rotation schedules and descriptions.

Application Procedure

Trainees interested in applying to this program may contact Kim Luketic, program coordinator, at (412) 648-9241 or Candidates should complete a Universal Application to apply. Candidates must complete a three-year, accredited gastroenterology fellowship training by June 30, 2015 to be eligible to apply.