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Department and Faculty

A Mayo Clinic abdominal transplant surgery faculty member speaks with a fellow.

Compassionate care for patients and families, as well as experienced medical and allied health teams, are hallmarks of Mayo Clinic's transplantation services. Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers heart, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas transplants. Bone marrow transplants (BMTs, or blood and marrow transplants) are offered through the Division of Hematology.

Abdominal transplant procedures are performed at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, in operating rooms that are specially set up for these complex operations. After each transplant, patients are cared for by staff members experienced in the needs of patients recovering from transplant surgery.

Mayo Clinic sees outpatients with transplant surgical issues from across the U.S. and around the world, as well as from the large local population. See transplant patient stories.

Abdominal transplant surgery faculty and fellow perform an operation at Mayo ClinicBesides caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are recognized leaders in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout the fellowship.

During the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, you also have access to these resources and support services:

  • Secretarial services for patient care and academic activities
  • Computer support for Internet, literature search, slide creation, database, word processing, and email
  • Graphic services for slide and poster presentations
  • Office and workspace for fellows
  • Computerized patient records system that allows immediate access to medical records from any workstation

From the program director

Ty Diwan, M.D.I thank you for considering the Mayo Clinic Abdominal Transplant program for your training. 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 are considering joining a small, worldwide community of surgeons that has an enormous impact on patient’s lives.  

As transplant surgeons, we are given the opportunity and privilege to treat patients at their sickest. And we need to take that very seriously. But that does not mean that we should not enjoy our work and also enjoy our training. That is what we do well here. Our staff love what they do and it shows in their commitment to work and to their partners. We are always here for each other and that same sentiment flows to the fellows as well. 

With our high transplant volumes, we have no doubt you will be fully trained as a transplant surgeon. We also want you to enjoy your training, and so we strive to create an environment that lends to teaching and discourse and also keeps in mind fellows’ well-being and home life. We want you to look back on your time in fellowship and smile. Even maybe miss it a little bit.

Ty Diwan, M.D.
Program director, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Meet the faculty

Fellow in a meeting room

Advisers and mentors

Transplant Center faculty members generally have an open-door policy. Daily interaction between staff and fellows is encouraged. Upon graduation, most fellows can name several staff members who strongly influenced their development and career choice.  

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year and present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.