Curriculum

 Organ procurement from deceased and living donors

  • Donation after brain death
  • Donation after cardiac death
  • Procurement of kidneys, liver and pancreas
  • Laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy

Evaluation of the transplant donor

  • Understanding primary considerations of donor and organ quality

Evaluation of the pre-kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant candidate

Care of the pre-transplant liver candidate

  • Inpatient management of acute liver failure and decompensated chronic liver disease
  • Pre-transplant management of HCC

 Transplant Operations

  • Back-table organ preparation of the kidney, liver, and pancreas
  • Ex vivo reconstruction of complex anatomy
  • Liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation 

Inpatient care of peri- and post- transplant recipients

  • Assessment and management of allograft dysfunction
  • Management of post-transplant medical and surgical complications

Immunosuppression

  • Understanding basic mechanisms of immunosuppression
  • Ability to appropriately prescribe (individualized) regimens for induction, maintenance, and  rejection immunosuppression 

Basic understanding of expected outcomes after kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation

  • Awareness of how donor, recipient, transplant, and post-transplant factors affect outcomes 

Histocompatibility and crossmatching

Outpatient follow-up of transplant recipients

Familiarity with ethical dilemmas of transplantation

Transplant Pathology

Clinical Research

Basic Science Research – optional