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Meet Our Fellows

The Transplant Immunology Fellowship draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our trainees have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests.

Meet our current fellow and learn more about why they chose to train at Mayo Clinic.

Civan Altunkaynak, M.D.

Civan Altunkaynak, M.D.Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Medical school: Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine

Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Why did you choose to specialize in transplant immunology?

Transplant immunology is a distinctive field with great potential to discover new things for advancing medicine.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training?

Mayo Clinic provides an environment for solid transplant immunology fellowship training with great mentors and team members. 

What makes the Transplant Immunology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic unique?

Mayo Clinic is one of the leading innovative multi-organ transplant centers with an abundance of lifesaving organ transplant cases.

What is living in Jacksonville, Florida, like for you?

Jacksonville is a large city with great beaches and plenty of outdoor activities.

What does your future look like right now?

I am focusing on my fellowship in transplant immunology to become equipped with all the tools needed to be successful in this field.