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The Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provides fellows with the best possible foundation for a career in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and transplantation surgery. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) has accredited Mayo Clinic for training in liver and kidney transplantation. The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) has accredited Mayo Clinic for training in HPB surgery.

This two-year fellowship prepares you for either academic medicine or private practice by training with board-certified staff who teach management concepts in:

  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Living donor transplantation (kidney and liver)
  • Deceased donor liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation
  • Pediatric transplantation exposure
  • Multidisciplinary team management
  • Multi-organ transplants
  • Paired donation
  • Surgical management of benign and malignant HPB diseases
  • Laparoscopic HPB surgery
  • Multidisciplinary management of non-HPB malignancies involving the HPB tract
  • HPB intraoperative ultrasonography
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Operative ablative therapy
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy relevant to HPB malignancies

Program highlights include:

  • Ample opportunity to complete clinical research projects during the Donor Service rotations.
  • Ample opportunity to present at national meetings.
  • A strong didactic training program that includes a monthly morbidity and mortality conference as well as weekly Transplant Grand Rounds, kidney and liver selection committees, fellows’ education conference, and journal club.
  • Graduated autonomy and serial progression through each transplant operation.
  • A balance between work and life responsibilities.
Ty Diwan, M.D.

Director's welcome

The two years spent in transplant training can be arduous and at times even trying – but they are also fulfilling and can be overwhelmingly joyous. You will be joining a small, worldwide community of surgeons that has an enormous impact on patients’ lives.


The Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery fellowship is approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) for kidney and liver transplantation certifications. It has also been approved for provisional membership by the Fellowship Council as an HPB-Transplant fellowship. There will also be exposure to pancreas transplantation in addition to pediatric transplantation (liver and kidney).

When you successfully complete the Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Fellowship, you will be eligible to be certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA).

Program history

The Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Fellowship will begin in August 2024. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in the program each year.

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