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Thank you for your interest in our 2-year ASTS-accredited Transplant and HPB Surgery Fellowship Training Program. The surgical responsibilities of the Transplant-HPB Surgery Fellow are all encompassing in our efforts to train and mentor a safe, thoughtful, and technically proficient Transplant and HPB Surgeon. Surgical responsibilities are structured to provide graded responsibilities based upon the fellow’s clinical and operative progression. We accept 1 surgical fellow each year via the SF Match.

Department Chair: Mohamed E. Akoad, MD FACS
Fellowship Program Director: Caroline J. Simon, MD FACS
Fellowship Program Coordinator: Maria Pelrine

About the Fellowship

The Transplant-HPB Surgery Fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center consists of 24 months of continuous clinical training in all aspects of liver & kidney transplantation and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery.

Transplant-HPB Surgery Fellows participate and are integrated in all aspects of care involved with the liver transplant recipient, kidney transplant recipient, living donor (liver or kidney), or the HPB surgical patient.

This includes the comprehensive evaluation (both inpatient and outpatient) of all necessary and required diagnostic testing in the preoperative setting, the appropriateness of the abdominal transplantation or HPB surgical operation for the individualized patient, all technical aspects of these transplant operations (donor and recipient) and HPB surgical operations performed, as well as the care of these patients in the postoperative setting.

The operations a surgical fellow can expect exposure to over the course of his/her fellowship training include multi-organ abdominal procurement, deceased donor liver transplant, living donor liver transplant, deceased donor kidney transplant, living donor kidney transplant, simple and complex HPB operations including, but not limited to, major hepatectomy, segmental hepatectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy, distal pancreatectomy, resection of the extrahepatic biliary tree and/or other complex biliary operations including hilar cholangiocarcinoma resection.  Surgical responsibilities and expectations progress in a graded fashion dependent on the level of training of the incoming fellow and increases as the fellow gains technical proficiency over the course of their 2-year fellowship.

Surgical fellows have access to our advanced HPB and Transplant Robotics Program, including the robotics simulation curriculum, as well as graded independence in the performance of simple and complex HPB operations using the robotics platform.

Surgical fellows are expected to attend a number of weekly multidisciplinary meetings (e.g. organ-specific transplantation meetings, mortality & morbidity meetings, HPB tumor board conferences, transplant pathology conferences).

There is also a fellow-run weekly conference which includes the discussion and review of current/seminal transplant and HPB literature, as well the completion of the assigned ASTS fellowship training curriculum.

There are other Transplant-related fellowship training programs, namely the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program and the Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship Program available within the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

  • Dr. Suman B. Koganti, MD
  • Dr. Miguel E. Tobon-Lascano, MD
  • Sarah Meade, DO
  • Jaekeun Kim, MD PhD
  • Andrew I. Gagnon, MD
  • Michail Papamichail, MD
  • Takehiko Dohi, MD
  • Tanmay G. Lal, MD
  • Caroline J. Simon, MD
  • Babak Movahedi, MD PhD
  • Jennifer Verbesey, MD
  • Yee Lee Cheah, MD
  • Khashayar Vakili, MD
  • Kenneth J. McPartland, MD
  • Marco A. R. da Costa, MD PhD
  • David R. Elwood, MD
  • Eddie R. Island, MD
  • Mohamed E. Akoad, MD
  • Edward D. Kreske, MD
  • Andrea P. Sorcini, MD
  • Anne L. Lally, MD