Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

The Tampa General Abdominal Transplant Fellowship program offers a unique experience for surgeons to train at one of the nation’s top 5 transplant institutes. The two-year program provides advanced training in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant and is accredited for liver and kidney transplantation by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. In addition, fellows receive training in laparoscopic and robotic donor nephrectomies, living donor liver transplants, deceased donor procedures, pre- and post-surgery transplant management, and hepatobiliary surgery.

Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in the Tampa General Hospital Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program.

Our fellowship offers U.S. general surgery trained residents the opportunity for broad based and exceptional abdominal transplant surgery training at one of the nation’s best and busiest hospitals. The Tampa General Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship is an ASTS-certified two-year program in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant. We accept one fellow per year.

At Tampa General Hospital, we are committed to training the next generation of transplant surgeons and providing exceptional care to our patients. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with skilled, experienced, diverse, and academically successful faculty. Our faculty are also kind, open, and available to the fellow for guidance and assistance. Fellows can expect to gain outstanding experience in living donor and deceased donor liver and kidney transplantation, both laparoscopic and robotic donor nephrectomy, pancreas transplant, donor surgery, normothermic liver perfusion, dialysis access, and minimally invasive and open hepatobiliary surgery. We are one of the busiest centers in the nation, and our center serves a diverse population with a wide variety of clinical problems.

Every year, we perform a consistent and board array of transplant, dialysis access, and hepatobiliary cases. In 2023, we performed 209 liver transplantations, including 5 living donor liver transplantations, 459 kidney transplantations, including 96 living donor nephrectomies, and 9 kidney/pancreas transplants. We perform on average, 10 dialysis access procedures per week. While we do not yet have hepatobiliary accreditation, we perform on average 1-2 hepatobiliary cases per week and are working towards this accreditation.

The fellowship offers a wide range of educational activities to enhance the clinical experience including weekly educational conferences to follow the online ASTS online curriculum, journal club, and morbidity and mortality conferences. The fellow can expect to participate in multi-disciplinary hepatobiliary tumor boards, listing conferences, and pathology conferences.

Our model of fellowship training focuses on graduated independence in the operating room and in patient care. The first-year, the fellow is progressed to proficiency in kidney and liver back table, kidney transplantation, donor nephrectomy, and deceased donor surgery. The second year, their skills in the aforementioned procedures are perfected, and the fellow focuses on proficiency in liver transplantation and pancreas transplantation.

The transplant fellow is actively involved in transplant research within our division and expected to present research yearly at a national conference. Our fellows are very well prepared for their future careers and have obtained highly sought after jobs in the field.


Rachel Hogen MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Timetable: 2024 Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Match for 2025 Positions

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Applicant Registration Begins
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 CAS Target Date
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 Match Deadline
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Match Results
Thursday, June 13, 2024 Post-Match Vacancies
July/August 2025 Training Begins

We invite you to explore this opportunity to join our world-class transplant center. Submit your SF match application.