University of Nebraska Medical Center

Transplant Fellowship

We accept one fellow per year into our two-year transplant surgery fellowship program. The fellowship is divided into two services.

Transplant fellows will spend the majority of their first year on the kidney and pancreas service. While on this service, fellows are responsible for the clinical organization of the transplant service. During the kidney/pancreas service year fellows are involved with multi-organ donor operations. Fellows will be trained in donor nephrectomies (laparoscopic, hand assisted and robotic) as well as dialysis access procedures. Early in the fellowship, the fellows are provided training in multi-organ procurement that includes liver, kidneys, pancreas and small bowel. They are also trained on utilizing the TransMedics perfusion pump.  

Other residents rotating on kidney and liver services include mid-level general surgical and urology residents from UNMC, Creighton University, Michigan State University or Mercy One (Des Moines, Iowa).

The second year of our transplant fellowship is primarily spent on the liver and small bowel transplant/hepatobiliary/intestinal rehab service. The transplant fellows will be trained to perform liver, intestinal and multi-organ transplants; liver resections; pancreatic surgeries; and complex intestinal surgeries. The program also affords fellows experience in robotic liver and pancreas surgery.

Our program is credentialed through the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.


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