Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology

The Advanced Hepatology and Transplant Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship open to individuals who will have completed an ACGME-accredited three-year pediatric gastroenterology fellowship.

Training in this program is comprehensive and will include supervision in the management of ambulatory and in-patient care to children and young adults with a broad range of congenital and acquired hepatobiliary disorders. Transplant fellows are also involved in the education and supervision of pediatric gastroenterology fellows. In addition, all fellows spend approximately 40 percent of their time completing a mentored clinical research project. Funding is available to support attendance at regional and national meetings. Fellows will have opportunities for peer education through participation in a curriculum of lectures and conferences offered both at Boston Children’s Hospital as well as the adjacent campuses of Harvard Medical School and its affiliate hospitals. A one-month rotation at a local adult hepatology/liver transplant program is required.

Description of the program

One fellow per year will be accepted for participation in this program, which begins in July and ends in June, and salary support will be provided at the level of a fourth-year fellow (PGY7). At the completion of this fellowship, the trainee will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics Transplant Hepatology Board examination.

Boston Children’s Hospital is the major pediatric teaching facility for Harvard Medical School. The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition includes more than 60 faculty members and a full panel of GI subspecialty programs. There are four full-time transplant hepatology boards certified/eligible faculty members in the Liver, Multivisceral, Intestine Transplant Program, which is the busiest pediatric liver transplant service in New England.

Application process and forms

The Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Advanced Transplant Hepatology at Boston Children’s Hospital participates in ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Interested applicants should log onto the ERAS site to get more information about the submission process and relevant fees. Fellowship applications should include:

  • completed ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)
  • at least three (no more than four) letters of recommendation
  • medical school transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation or letter from the dean of your medical school
  • wallet-sized color photograph
  • USMLE or ECFMG scores
  • personal statement outlining the reasons for your interest in pursuing a career in pediatric transplant hepatology, as well as your academic plans and research interests. You may also wish to comment on your particular interest(s) in obtaining either physician-scientist and/or clinician-innovator training
  • updated curriculum vitae

For more information, please feel free to contact Christine Lee, MD, fellowship program director, or James Frost, coordinator, at the email address and telephone numbers provided below.

Meet our team

Christine Lee, MD
Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Associate Program Director, GI Fellowship

Scott Elisofon, MD
Associate Director, Center for Childhood Liver Disease
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Katherine Sweeny, MD
Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Daniel Kamin, MD
Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Andrew Wehrman, MD
Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Previous fellows

Katherine Sweeny, MD
Irini Batsis, MD
Anita Pai, MD
Kim Liss, MD
Prita Mohanty, MD
Razan Bader, MBBS, MPH
Pamela Valentino, MD
Aileen Raizner, MD
Amal Aqul, MD
Janis Stoll, MD
Christine Lee, MD
Scott Elisofon, MD