This is a one-year ACGME accredited clinical fellowship for training in hepatology and liver transplantation. Applicants must have successfully completed a fellowship in gastroenterology. Trainees will be proficient in management of general hepatology patients as well as management of liver transplant candidates and recipients and upon the successful completion of the fellowship will be qualified to sit for the CAQ. Training over 12 months will include at least 4 months on the clinical inpatient hepatology service, two or more weekly continuity clinics (hepatology and transplant hepatology), on-going participation in clinical research, participation in the Liver Transplant Selection Committee and liver histopathology conference, and bimonthly participation in hepatobiliary multidisciplinary conference.
Facilities and Resources
Fellows in this program will see patients at the University of Colorado Denver. Office space and computer access will be provided. Library facilities are available at UC Denver and are complimented by multiple Divisional and Sectional subscriptions to professional journals. Interaction and collaboration with the multiple disciplines involved in the care of hepatology patients will be encouraged. (Surgery, Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Immunology, Nephrology).
General Goals and Objectives
The purpose of this program is to train an accomplished Transplant Hepatologist to provide superior care to patients with diseases of the liver. To this end, the major goals are, a) to develop a detailed knowledge of the work-up, diagnosis, and management of patients with acute and chronic liver conditions, b) to become proficient in the indications, technique, and interpretation of liver biopsy, c) to be knowledgeable on the indications, contraindications, and potential complications of procedures commonly ordered for patients with liver disease (radiology, TIPS, liver transplantation), d) to fulfill the guidelines for training in transplant hepatology as described the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
We are now accepting applications for fellowship. In addition to the application we require the following documents to consider your packet complete: medical school diploma, USMLE scores, current CV, and GI fellowship procedure logs. Please remember to remove all identifying patient information prior to sending the logs. You may download an application here. When complete, please send the application packet to:
Hepatology Fellowship Program Director
Academic Office 1
12631 E. 17th Ave Rm 7614, MS B158
Aurora CO 80045
If you have any additional questions, feel free to call 303.724.1097