Department of Medicine

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship


About the Program


The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine is ACGME-accredited to provide one-year intensive clinical training that meets ABIM requirements for Board Eligibility for certification in Transplant Hepatology.

Our program trains aspiring transplant hepatologists in a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all hepatobiliary diseases, as well as, the evaluation, perioperative, waitlist and postoperative management of liver transplant patients.

Our program graduates become the next generation of academicians and clinicians in the discipline of hepatology and liver transplantation to improve the health and well-being of our community and the underserved with chronic liver diseases.

Our mission is to train academic hepatologists.


Program Distinctions

  • Our dedicated hepatology faculty includes seven members with triple ABIM certification in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.
  • Over 100 liver transplants performed every year between Baylor St. Luke’s and affiliates, Michael E. DeBakey Houston VA, and Texas Children's Hospital with waitlist and post-transplant outcomes far exceeding national average survival.
  • Opportunities to train with diverse faculty and diverse patient population in the highly diverse Houston metropolitan.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Hospitals #24 in the nation for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranking of  Best Regional Hospitals #3 in Texas.

Program Highlights

  • 7 dedicated transplant hepatologists
  • 3 highly experienced hepatologists
  • Clinical and research mentoring
  • Scholarly time
  • Opportunities for endoscopy
  • Opportunities to teach and supervise GI fellows, residents, and students 

Affiliate Locations


The adult outpatient clinics are located in the Baylor St. Luke's Center for Liver Disease. The inpatient services for adult patients are located in the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Pediatric hepatology and liver transplant services are located in Texas Children’s Hospital.

Our surgical team is responsible for liver transplantation in three centers: Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Pediatric hepatologists are responsible exclusively for medical care at Texas Children’s.

All clinical care provided by Transplant Hepatology fellows is performed under the direct supervision of full-time faculty attendings in hepatology and liver transplantation surgery 365 days per year. Our program emphasizes development of each of the ACGME core competencies.


Training at BCM

  • Inpatient consultation: 6 months
  • Outpatient clinics: 5 months
  • Transplant Surgery: 1 month
Inpatient Rotation ComponentsOutpatient Rotation Components
Transplant Surgery Inpatient Rounds Pre-transplant Clinic
Early Post-transplant Immunosuppressive management General Hepatology clinics
Transplant Hepatology Consult ServiceHCC/Hepatobiliary Surgery Clinics
 Early Post-transplant Clinic
 Long-term Post-transplant clinic

Conferences and Didactics

  • Medical Review Board Meeting  (Wednesday 3 - 5 p.m.)
  • MDT Radiology Review for Liver Tumors (Thursday 7 - 8 a.m.)
  • Adult Liver Work Group for Management for Unresectable HCC 
  • Liver Pathology (Friday 1 - 2 p.m.)
  • Didactic Series Core Curriculum for Hepatology  (July to end of August 2022) 
  • Advanced Hepatology Lectures (Tuesday 7 a.m.)
  • Hepatology Journal Club (Monday 7:15 a.m.)
  • Hepatology Case Presentation (Friday 7:15 a.m.)
  • GI Grand Rounds (Thursday 8 - 9 a.m.)
  • Transplant M&M
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