For more than three decades, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has defined the field of pediatric transplantation. Working closely with the Department's academic partner, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the program's surgeons pioneer and refine surgical procedures to provide leading-edge, compassionate care to patients who require transplantation.
This one year fellowship will offer training in liver, kidney and intestinal transplantation.
Preferred applicants have completed a two year abdominal fellowship and seek additional focused experience.
Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care. In 1981, it opened the country's first comprehensive pediatric transplant center under the guidance of transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD. Today, after many milestones in the field, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's remains at the leading edge of expertise, innovation, and patient- and family-centered care. Clinical activity is estimated to include perioperative management of all pediatric liver (25-35/year), intestine (8-10/year), and kidney (10-15/year) transplant recipients.