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About Our Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship offered to one fellow per academic year. Through our program, we assist and guide compassionate transplant hepatologists committed to improving the lives of patients with hepatobiliary diseases, who advance the field of transplant hepatology, and serve the transplant community. This is a clinical program that emphasizes clinical research and teaching.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center specializes in various types of transplantation and is home to one of the leading liver transplant programs in the country. Our team performed the first successful liver transplant in New England in 1983, and our Living Donor Liver Transplant Program is one of the largest in the country. At this time, we follow and manage over 1,000 transplant recipients each year.

As our transplant hepatology fellow, you’ll be trained in advanced hepatology, the evaluation of pre-transplant liver patients, and the management of liver transplant recipients almost immediately after surgery. The fellowship includes both inpatient and outpatient rotations with our general hepatology and transplant clinics as well as shorter rotations with Hepatobiliary Surgery, Medical Weight Loss Clinic, Transplant ID, Transplant Nephrology, Addiction Medicine, and Interventional Radiology. Our fellows also rotate up to one month with pediatric transplant hepatologists at Boston Children’s Hospital.

We tailor rotations according to our fellows’ specific interests and goals. Fellows should expect to work on clinical research and quality improvement projects with the goal of completing at least one project for peer-reviewed publication and/or presentation at a national conference. They will attend continuity clinics and endoscopy blocks throughout the year and actively participate in teaching with gastroenterology fellows, internal medicine residents, and medical students. Weeknight and weekend calls are not required.

We are currently recruiting one transplant hepatology fellow for the 2023–2024 academic year. Interested gastroenterology fellows may send their CV to Dr. Carmi Punzalan. We will be participating in the AASLD Transplant Hepatology Application System for the 2024–2025 academic year.

In conjunction with the Division of Gastroenterology, we are also currently recruiting one fellow for the dual certification gastroenterology/transplant hepatology 3-year pathway to start the 2023-2024 academic year. Visit the Gastroenterology Fellowship section to learn more about applying for the program.

Fellowship Contact Information

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Program

Carmi S. Punzalan, MD, MS; Program Director
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Transplant Hepatology Program
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
Phone: 781-744-5330
Fax: 781-744-1554
Email Dr. Carmi Punzalan

Children’s Hospital Program

Christine Lee, MD; Program Director
Boston Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Program
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

For more information about the Children’s Hospital Program please contact:

Benjamin Paret, BA
Boston Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Program
300 Longwood Avenue, Enders 662
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-919-2552
Fax: 617-730-0498
Email Benjamin Paret