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To be considered for the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship training program at the University of Washington, candidates must have completed Gastroenterology fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited program and be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Gastroenterology.

Applications are accepted up to January 31 for a July 1 start date of the same year. 

Our one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Transplant Hepatology provides training throughout the University of Washington System, including clinical experience at the University of Washington Medical Center, the site of an active Liver Transplant Program, as well as at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System and Harborview Medical Center. The University of Washington Liver Transplant program is the largest liver transplant program in the Pacific Northwest and serves a five-state area. Our center offers both living and deceased donor liver transplants, offering extensive opportunities for fellowship education.

Five essential skills to be mastered by trainees:

  1. A knowledge base of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and pharmacology that is relevant to the specialty;
  2. Clinical care of hospitalized patients with disease;
  3. Technical aspects of transplant hepatology practice; including liver biopsies;
  4. Ambulatory care skills (including disease prevention and screening); and
  5. Ancillary skills geared to each trainee’s career plans.

All trainees will be encouraged to participate in clinical research training to understand the process of generating new knowledge in medicine.

Trainees will work with one or more mentor(s) through their 1-year program to achieve a good grasp of addressing clinically relevant questions with scientific rigor and have first-hand experience in analyzing and presenting scientific data.

Application process

Standard AASLD Application Packet

  • General Information
  • Post-Undergraduate Education
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores (if necessary)
  • ECFMG (if necessary)
  • Visas (if necessary)
  • Completion of Residency/Fellowship Training
    • Before appointment in an ACGME-accredited fellowship, fellows should have completed a three-year ACGME-accredited gastroenterology fellowship.
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Applicants to ACGME-accredited transplant hepatology fellowships must have a letter of recommendation from their gastroenterology fellowship program director.

Email your application materials to the contact listed below, and please request that the letters of reference be sent directly from your reference person.

Once your application is received, it will be sent to the faculty for review.

After the faculty review of your completed file, you will receive a notice of the review process results.​​

For Applicants Holding a VISA

Applicants who are not US citizens, and who do not have US green cards, are welcome to apply, with the understanding that we will consider such candidates only if they have outstanding credentials.

UW GI Contact

Bernadette Andrada

Bernadette Andrada

Fellowship Program Administrator
Gastroenterology Training Programs
GI and Transplant Hepatology Fellowships