Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Fellowship Program

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Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Program Coordinator

Pamela J. Slivinske
GME Academic Manager

Phone: 412-647-5173
Fax: 412-647-5480

Email: slivinskepj@upmc.edu

A Broad Exposure

The transplant fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh has been designed to provide a comprehensive experience in the pre- and post-operative care of the transplant patient. This broad exposure includes medical and surgical management in renal, pancreas, hepatic and intestinal transplantation.

Medical evaluation and selection of recipients, surgical technique, immunosuppression, critical care management, as well as dealing with medical and surgical complications are stressed to all transplant fellows.

First Year

During the first year, fellows are taught to manage patients with end-stage organ failure. First-year fellows rotate for four months in adult liver transplantation, two months in pediatric transplantation, four months in kidney/pancreas transplantation, and two months in intestinal/multivisceral transplantation. They are taught donor procurement and kidney transplantation as well as laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy.

Second Year

During the second year, fellows rotate on the adult liver service at UPMC Montefiore for eight months and at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System for four months. During this time, they assume operative responsibilities in liver and pancreas transplantation. They also participate in the living donor hepatectomies.

Our Facilities

UPMC Montefiore hospital includes a dedicated transplant ICU and transplant wards, as well as outpatient facility units.

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC facility has a multipurpose ICU, dedicated transplant ward, and a dedicated outpatient facility within the hospital.

The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System also has a multipurpose surgical ICU and dedicated transplant ward, as well as an outpatient clinic facility.

Past Fellows at UPMC

The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is one of the leading transplant centers in the country. We have experienced surgeons on hand to train the surgical leaders of tomorrow. As a result, many of our previous fellows have obtained faculty positions at some of the nation’s top institutions including:

  • UPMC
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Stanford Medical Center
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Harvard Medical School
  • The University of Washington Medical Center
  • The University of Southern California Medical Center
Recent graduating fellows with Dr. Starzl and the UPMC transplant surgery team.

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