Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Fellowship
The Cedars-Sinai Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that trains anesthesiologists to become experts in the perioperative care of patients undergoing hepatobiliary surgeries and procedures. In addition to liver transplants, this fellowship provides the opportunity to participate in the anesthetic care of patients undergoing major surgical oncology procedures on the hepatobiliary, general, urological and vascular surgery services.
The Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center is ranked highly for outcomes (96% survival of liver transplant patients at one year) and provides an excellent training environment. More than 100 liver transplants were performed in the last year. We have a diverse and complex patient population, and fellows will have an opportunity to participate in their care at each stage of the transplant process, from the preoperative transplant evaluation to the post-surgical intensive care.
In addition to advanced training in the management of hepatobiliary diseases and related surgeries, our fellows may tailor their fellowship training to pursue certification in a field of personal interest, such as point-of-care ultrasound or transesophageal echocardiography.
Fellows are expected, with mentoring by the faculty, to develop an area of academic interest during their fellowship year. They will have the opportunity to present their work at national and/or international conferences and to pursue funding for their work. Those interested in research are able to dedicate two months of elective time to a chosen research project.
The Department of Anesthesiology has a history of commitment to education, research and state-of the-art clinical practice. Our liver transplant anesthesia faculty is here to assist in any way they can to make your educational experience memorable. It is our hope that you will have a most enjoyable and meaningful year of training.
Broad goals of the fellowship program will be to:
- Develop the required competencies necessary for providing anesthesia services for patients with hepatobiliary disease.
- Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the safe conduct of preoperative patient evaluation and interpretation of relevant diagnostic data, hemodynamic monitoring, advanced level transesophageal echocardiogram, management of veno-venous bypass and perioperative critical care.
- Practice the art of liver transplant anesthesiology in a moral, ethical and professional manner worthy of Cedars-Sinai's model of lifelong professional excellence.
The Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Fellowship offers one position each year.
Training & Curriculum
Fellows gain comprehensive experience in all facets of the Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Fellowship.
If you are interested in applying to the Liver Transplant Anesthesiology fellowship program or have questions, please contact us for additional information.
We are proud to name so many esteemed physicians and highly regarded researchers, all representing nearly every major medical discipline, as members of the Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Fellowship training program leadership and faculty.
Graduates from the Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Fellowship have moved on to successful careers throughout the medical community.
Fellows/Residents have access to some of the best-equipped clinical and research facilities in the world.
Have Questions or Need Help?
The Fellowship Selection Committee will review all complete applications (application, curriculum vitae, resident-in-training exam report and letters of recommendation) after the March 31 deadline. Candidates will then be contacted for an interview.
Appointees must qualify for their respective boards in anesthesia. Possession of a full and unrestricted license to practice as a physician in the State of California is an absolute requirement. If you are unsure as to your qualifications to obtain this license, you may obtain the specifics from:
Interested parties may receive an application packet by contacting the Liver Transplant Anesthesiology Fellowship team.