The Transplant Hepatology fellowship program is the only AGME approved program in the entire state of Texas. The liver transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center is the fifth largest in the United States with over 100 liver transplants preformed yearly. The surgical team is led by Dr. Goran Klintmalm and consists of seven transplant surgeons.The Hepatology department is headed by Dr Gary Davis, nationally recognized for his contributions on hepatitis C treatment.
The TH fellowship is a one year program of several clinical rotations. The Fellowship is currently under the direction of Dr. Rita Lepe. Our program currently recruits for one position every academic year. We do not participate in ERAS or the NRMP. Currently, the application cycle begins in December of every year.
Transplant Hepatology Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of liver disease and patients including: general hepatology, pretransplant patients and post transplant patients. The curriculum consists of rotations in the inpatient service, outpatient clinics, transplant hepatology service and Hepatobiliary malignancy service. In addition, protected time will be given to each Fellow to allow for the successful completion of a research project.Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will be eligible for UNOS certification and will meet all the requirements to be board eligible in Transplant Hepatology.
Rita Lepe, M.D.
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Director
Gary Davis M.D.
Director of General and Transplant Hepatology for Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and the Baylor Simmons Transplant Institute.
Robert P. Perrillo, M.D.
Dr. Perrillo is the Associate Director of Hepatology at Baylor University Medical Center. He is an opinion leader and has active clinical research interests in antiviral therapy in hepatitis B.
James Trotter, M.D.
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Jacqueline O'Leary, M.D., M.P.H.
Linsheng Guo, M.D.
Carmen Landaverde, M.D.