A fourth-year fellowship program has been developed specifically for advanced training in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology under the direction of Dr. Estella Alonso. This training program is not part of the core Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship and requires completion of a three-year Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship and an application to the program, which is granted on a competitive basis. This additional year of training is recommended for individuals interested in a career in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. Recently, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education began offering accreditation for Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, and an application for accreditation has been submitted for this program.
The program includes a curriculum that fulfills eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics for the newly offered sub-specialty certification in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. This one-year fellowship will provide six months of inpatient coverage of the Hepatology/Transplant service and will participate in weekly Hepatology and Liver Transplant clinics. In addition, the fellow will participate in the pre-operative evaluation of patients for liver transplant as well as the post-operative management. During the six months the fellow is not involved with the inpatient service, they will be expected to conduct clinical or basic science research in the area of Hepatology or Transplantation Medicine. They will also be called upon to give lectures to the pediatric GI fellows, residents and medical students throughout the duration of this fellowship.
Alisha Mavis, MD (2014-2015)
Estella Alonso, MD
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue #65
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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