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UNC offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited Transplant Hepatology fellowship. This fellowship is primarily clinical and provides training that meets ABIM requirements for board eligibility for certification in Transplant Hepatology. Completion of a Gastroenterology fellowship with board eligibility is required for acceptance into this program. UNC also provides an integrated option for a 3-year fellowship with training in both GI and Transplant Hepatology. There are 2 slots per year for transplant hepatology.

UNC Hospitals is a busy, tertiary referral center for diverse liver diseases. We have over 1800 referrals per year including many patients with decompensated cirrhosis for transplant. The fellowship includes 6 months on the inpatient hepatology consult service, which sees a variety of pre- and post-liver transplant patients. The inpatient responsibilities include patient care as well as performing procedures such as liver biopsy. The Transplant Hepatology fellow has 3 outpatient clinics per week, including Liver Transplant Clinic, General Hepatology Clinic, and Viral Hepatitis clinic.

UNC has six full-time hepatologists with diverse research interests including viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, and transplant outcomes. All are committed to the clinical and didactic responsibilities of training a Transplant Hepatology fellow. In addition, there is a history of excellence in research training at UNC within the GI Division. The Transplant Hepatology fellow will be expected to participate in ongoing or new research projects related to liver disease or transplant.

A list of all U.S. and Canadian Transplant Hepatology programs can be found on the ACG website.

For further information regarding the application process and eligibility, please contact Sid Barritt MD, MSCR, Transplant Hepatology Program Director, or Jarrett Grimm-Vavlitis, Education Program Manager.