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Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program


The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program with Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute was established in 1985 at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Texas.  The fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) to train one fellow annually in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.  


The two-year program is designed to train the Board-certified or Board-eligible general surgeon (or the equivalent) to a broad, multi-faceted education in abdominal transplantation, including the preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management and postoperative care of the transplant recipient.


The Fellow participates in all phases of the preoperative evaluation including donor selection as well as transplant candidate evaluation, selection and pretransplant management.  Additionally, the Fellow will be able to manage the transplant recipient in the immediate postoperative period (intensive care unit and inpatient hospital settings) and in the long-term setting (outpatient clinic, yearly follow-up evaluations).


In the operative arena, the Fellow gains experience in the proper performance of abdominal organ transplants, with special emphasis on liver (cadaveric and living-donor), kidney (cadaveric and living-donor), pancreas transplantation, and multiple organ procurement.  The program also offers training in hepatobiliary surgery, islet cell transplantation (auto and allo), and living donor nephrectomy.


The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship program encompasses surgery at two hospitals:  Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth.  Since its inception, the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute has completed more than:

  • 3,800 liver transplants
  • 3,800 kidney transplants
  • 250 pancreas transplants


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