About this Program
The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a two-year American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited program, focused on clinical aspects of abdominal transplantation. We accept one fellow every year.
One of the busiest abdominal transplant programs in the country, Ohio State’s Comprehensive Transplant Center annually performs approximately 100 adult liver transplants, 250 kidney transplants (100 from living donors), 20 pancreas transplants and 100 multi-organ procrurements. Vascular access for hemodialysis is also covered by our transplant team. We are in the process of starting a pediatric liver transplant program and are ready to launch our living liver transplant program.
Each transplant fellow is involved in all phases of transplantation, including donor offers, patient preparation, working with the HLA (human leukocyte antigen) lab and pre- and postoperative clinics. We have a strong research and educational program with excellent faculty support and mentorship.
In summary, our fellows gain exceptional surgical training in all aspects of abdominal organ transplantation and will be able to practice transplant surgery independently by the end of their fellowship.
Note from Fellowship Director
Thank you for your interest in our program! Ohio State’s abdominal transplant fellowship was initiated in 1984 and graduates an average of one surgeon per year. As one of the largest transplant programs in the country, our faculty members are dedicated to graduating outstanding transplant surgeons who can serve as productive team members from day one. Our fellows are located nationally and internationally, and many of them are in leadership roles.
If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Ashraf EL-Hinnawi, MD, FACS
Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Clinical Surgery