Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

The Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG) Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). TGMG is associated with Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health, one of the largest academic medical groups in the state of Florida and one of the busiest transplant centers in the country.

Fellows are provided in-depth training in multi-organ procurement, robotic and laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, adult and pediatric kidney transplantation, pancreas transplantation and adult liver transplantation. There is also exposure to vascular access, hepatobiliary surgery and general surgery procedures.

The fellow will be involved in the evaluation of transplant candidates, management of patients with acute and chronic liver and kidney disease, and care of the organ transplant patient, including management of immunosuppression. The clinical activity of the fellowship is undertaken at Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed non-profit, tertiary, research and academic health system.

We accept one fellow per year and candidates must have satisfactorily completed a residency that satisfies the educational requirements for certification by the American Board of Surgery and must be board eligible or certified. We participate in the SF Match Program.

Message from the Director

Thank you for considering the TGMG Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program! Our faculty is committed to providing you with comprehensive training key to developing you into an experienced abdominal transplant surgeon. The liver and kidney programs have witnessed significant growth over the past several years, providing fellows with the training needed to become competent surgeons.

Our program is located on Davis Islands in the heart of Tampa, Fla., one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. A major business center, it’s also known for the professional sports teams, dining, museums and other cultural offerings, including the historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century.

We invite you to explore this opportunity to join our world-class transplant center.

Anthony Watkins, MD, FACS
409 Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606


January 12, 2022 Fellowship application period opens
February 9, 2022 Fellowship application period ends
February & March, 2022 Applicant notifications sent
April & May, 2022 Fellowship application interviews
June 15, 2022 Match results