Transplant Fellowship - Curriculum


Objectives | Clinical Program | Didactic Program | Research | Faculty


  1. To learn transplant recipient evaluation and management
  2. To become well versed in the short and long term complications and management of the transplant recipient
  3. To become experienced in outpatient management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
  4. Perform kidney and pancreas transplant candidate evaluations
  5. Perform kidney transplant donor evaluations
  6. Perform kidney transplant biopsies
  7. Interpret kidney transplant biopsy histology
  8. Interpret transplant ultrasound studies
  9. Gain expertise in the renal evaluation and care of non-renal transplant recipients with kidney disease
  10. Develop and pursue mentored investigation in a transplant-related field

Clinical Program

Location University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Transplants On average 110-130 kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants per year
Inpatient care 6-8 months of the year
Outpatient care 12 months of the year
Clinic Schedule Post transplant clinic twice a week, new evaluations once a week, long-term follow up clinic once a week.
Conference Selection The fellow will participate in the weekly review of transplant and donor candidates

Didactic Program

Formal lectures

The topics will include: basic immunology, infectious diseases, medical issues as they relate to transplant care, cardiovascular disease, metabolic bone disease, pharmacology, pathology, obstetrics and surgery.

Lectures are provided by basic and clinical scientists on immunology, pharmacology, obstetrics, diabetes, metabolic bone disease and infectious disease topics along with sessions on post-operative and long-term transplant care.


  • Transplant Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Renal Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Case Review at UWMC Professor Rounds (weekly)
  • GN Conference (weekly)
  • M&M Conference (weekly)
  • Collaborative Renal HLA Pathology Conference (monthly): these multidisciplinary meetings provide a monthly forum to discuss common clinical and scientific interests, including but not limited to AMR, non-HLA- and other immunologic-related kidney disease. We review relevant clinical cases and literature and nurture opportunities for collaboration.


All fellows are expected to complete a mentored, patient-centered research project resulting in at least one manuscript submission. Research can be performed with nephrologists, hepatologists, surgeons, pathologists, pediatric nephrologists, the HLA laboratory or with other collaborative practitioners or scientists.

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