The Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine is one of only a few Pediatric Transplant Hepatology fellowship programs in the Midwest. The fellows benefit from an excellent core faculty who are recognized both nationally and internationally. The one-year fellowship training program is ACGME-accredited and designed to provide a complete clinical experience in all areas of pediatric transplant hepatology. Fellows gain the skills on which to build a career in patient care, research, and teaching.
Clinical and translational research is integrated into the training program to promote the trainee’s preparation for active participation in academics. Bench research is widely available on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus in collaboration with other divisions in Pediatrics and/or Adult Transplant Hepatology, the only adult liver transplant program in the state. Fellows design their own research projects based on personal interests with guidance from faculty mentors.
The fellowship is clinically intensive, and trainees become proficient in all procedures and protocols employed in all the phases of transplant care, including evaluation, indications, pre-transplant management, peri-operative care, immediate postoperative care, and the specifics of short-term and long-term medical management. Training primarily occurs at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis, IN) and Indiana University Health University Hospital (Indianapolis, IN). Fellows benefit from a statewide referral base with a large and diverse clinical volume, and a high faculty-to-fellow ratio in a collegial working environment. Department-supported fellowship seminars provide cross-specialty competency and peer group development. Additionally, fellows have access to special academic opportunities during their training, which include but are not limited to, programs for master's degrees in Clinical or Translational Research, and Public Health; Academy of Teaching Scholars Program; and a global health curriculum for clinical and research initiatives.