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The one-year Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, offers an extraordinary education in transplant and non-transplant hepatology. The training fulfills United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) criteria for liver transplant physicians.

Unique program opportunities include:

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is a leader in novel technologies to increase access to transplants such as the use of normothermic machine perfusion. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is committed to providing equitable access to transplant services to all patients and has a robust Hispanic patient transplant program, a Native American Navigator, and international transplant services as well.

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is the largest solid organ transplant center in the country and has been one of the largest liver transplant centers nationally. Mayo Clinic is the leading transplant center in Arizona consistently performing well over 200 liver transplants annually. Volumes and outcomes are the best in the nation.

Mayo Clinic Hospital's unique clinical strengths include exposure to a high volume of complex patient care scenarios, including transplantation consideration for extra-hepatic and intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma downstaging, multidisciplinary treatment of high-risk alcohol-associated liver disease including a transplant center addiction psychologist, complex surgical cases such as extensive portal venous thrombosis, and combined gastric sleeve and liver transplantation. Additionally, Mayo Clinic utilizes traditional and extended criteria donors and is a leader in deceased after cardiac death (DCD) liver allograft transplantation.


hospital in Arizona for 11 consecutive years (U.S. News, 2023-2024)


liver transplants have been performed since the program began full operation in 1999

Transplant Hepatology faculty collaborating in a meeting room at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Transplant Hepatology faculty collaborating in the hallway at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Director's welcome

Our mission is to train transplant hepatologists to be exceptional clinicians, respected scholars, and leaders in the field. During training, you will work with faculty mentors based on your specific research interests with protected research time and the opportunity to present your research at national conferences.


Transplant Hepatology is an ACGME-accredited fellowship. This training program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


At the end of the program, a fellow will be eligible to take the Transplant Hepatology Board Certification exam offered through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Program history

The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship began in 1999 with a strong track record of placing graduates in competitive Transplant Hepatology positions. It is anticipated that two fellows will complete training in this program annually.

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