The Loma Linda University Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program is designed to provide a balanced, well-rounded, and comprehensive training in abdominal organ transplantation. The transplant surgeons, nephrologists, and hepatologists are all part of the Transplant Institute; this structure not only facilitates integrated care of the transplant patient but also ensures that the transplant fellow will interact closely and work side by side with our medical colleagues. Our transplant program is the only program that serves the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino counties, population 4.2 million) and is the closest to Southwest Nevada (Las Vegas), ensuring that the center constantly cares for a large number of patients with end-organ failure and liver malignancies. The fellow will not only be trained in clinical transplantation but there will also be significant exposure on the administrative and quality aspects necessary to run a transplant program.

Program Highlights

  • Two-year, ASTS certified abdominal transplant fellowship program (liver, kidney, and pancreas)
  • 1 fellow per year, high volume center

Program Components


The transplant surgery fellowship is designed to train fellows not only in surgical techniques in liver, kidney, pancreas transplantation, living donor nephrectomy, and deceased donor multiorgan procurements but equally emphasizes pre- and post-transplant management of patients, donor organ selection and recipient pairing, and didactics.


All rotations will take place at our new, state of the art, adult and children’s hospital. Our administrative offices and clinics are located off-campus.


The fellow will participate in clinical research such as retrospective studies involving single center reviews, and/or registry studies. The fellow will be expected to submit an abstract to a national transplant meeting each year as well as publish at least one clinical paper during the fellowship.