Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

4th Year Advanced ACGME Accredited Fellowship

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition maintains an ACGME accredited fellowship training program in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. This one-year advanced fellowship is designed to enable physicians looking to accrue additional experience in the care of pediatric patients with hepatobiliary diseases, including those who undergo liver transplantation.

As the nation's first pediatric hospital with a transplant program, Children's Hospital has been at the forefront of pediatric transplantation for over 30 years. Pediatric Liver Transplant Program highlights include:

  • Having performed more pediatric liver transplants than any other center in the United States, per the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
  • Our one-year survival rate for pediatric liver transplant patients is 100 percent compared to a national average of 96 percent, per the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Jan. 2017 release.
  • We're a leading center for pediatric living-donor liver transplantation, performing more than any other pediatric transplant center in the US.
  • We have the largest geographic draw of patients compared to other pediatric transplant centers in the country.
  • We've performed more transplants for patients with metabolic disease than any other center, including adult facilities.

This one-year fellowship is offered to individuals who have completed a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology. During this fellowship, fellows will gain expertise in the field of general and transplant hepatology, fulfilling the transplant hepatology milestones and competencies set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). At the completion of their training, fellows will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics Transplant Hepatology Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) Examination.

The fellowship is directed by James E. Squires, MD, MS.  

For more information, visit the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Liver Research Center.

Our Curriculum

The training occurs under the supervision of five hepatologists and six pediatric transplant surgeons in both the inpatient and outpatient settings

How to Apply

Applications and required materials can be submitted via ERAS®.