Liver Care Network Hepatology Fellowship Overview

Training in the 2-year Swedish Medical Center Liver Care Network Hepatology Fellowship includes exposure to and expertise in management of patients with a variety of common as well as unusual liver disorders. The training program incorporates training in all aspects of clinical hepatology and liver transplantation and research.  Fellows will be trained in performance and interpretation of liver biopsy and transient elastography using Fibroscan.  Successful completion of the fellowship will allow the trainee to function independently as a consultative hepatologist, be part of liver transplant program as a hepatologist and be familiar with the research landscape in liver disease.

Program Director

Kris V. Kowdley, MD

Program Assistant

Kris Parker


  • Completion of an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine residency program 
  • Eligibility for unlimited medical license in the state of Washington 


  • The Swedish Hepatology Fellowship is not ACGME accredited

How to apply
Email the following documents to the program director (cc: program assistant). All documents are required prior to scheduling an interview:

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A one-page narrative describing your interest in wanting to enroll in this fellowship program and your future goals in gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation; including one from your current program director

Important dates

  • Fellowship dates: July 2019 to July 2021
  • Document review, interviews and acceptance: November 2018 to February 2019

Hepatology Fellowship Curriculum