Transplant Fellowship

NOTE: Fellowship interviews will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.  All interviews will be done via Zoom Meeting due to the current Coronavirus/COVID19 Pandemic.

The two-year Transplant Surgery Fellowship at The University of Nebraska Medical Center is divided into two services. The transplant fellows spend the majority of their first year on the kidney/pancreas service. On the kidney/pancreas service, the fellows are responsible for the clinical organization of the transplant service. Other residents rotating with them include mid-level general surgical and urology residents. During the time spent on the kidney/pancreas service, the fellows are involved with multi-organ donor operations. Early in the fellowship, the fellows are given training in the performance of multi-organ procurement that includes liver, kidneys, pancreas and small bowel. As the transplant fellows demonstrate competence with this operation, they are gradually given more and more independence. The second year for the transplant fellowship is primarily spent on the liver/small bowel transplant service. The transplant fellows are directly responsible for all of the patients receiving both liver and intestinal transplants. It is a multidisciplinary service and rounds are made with both the surgical and medical staff in attendance.

ASTS Fellowship Information

For information about this fellowship, please contact Fellowship Coordinator, Becky Palensky

Luciano M Vargas, MD
Professor,  Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Former Fellows