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The UM-Jackson Memorial Medical Center offers an ASTS approved abdominal transplant fellowship position in the Transplant Program.

The University of Miami Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery Fellowship is a busy program which provides a unique professional experience and broad exposure to adult and pediatric liver, kidney, intestine and pancreas transplant. You will gain experience in both cadaver and living donor laparoscopic and open procurement. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment to learn surgical techniques, donor and recipient pre-operative selection, out- patient and in-hospital, pre- and post- operative care, and immunotherapy. There is a strong didactic program with faculty mentorship, participation in research projects, and participation in teaching conferences with a core curriculum, grand rounds, pathology conferences and journal club. numerous weekly meeting including a Transplant Mortality and Morbidity Conference, Kidney and liver Selection Committees, Liver Transplant Pathology Conference and Transplant Symposium.

AGME Accredited:  No
Fellows per year:  Two
Duration:   Two Academic Years
Postgraduate Training Required:   General Surgery or Board Certified Urologist
U.S. Citizenship Required: No, however for applicant from foreign countries, there will be an extra few months to process visa application J-1VISA.

Download the application here.

A complete MTI Fellowship Program Application includes:

  • Current CV and recent photo
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Three (3) recent Letters of Recommendation (from primary residency Program Director)
  • USMLE  steps 1, 2 and 3 (passing score)
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Letter of Good Standing if currently in Surgical Practice.
  • Personal Statement

Teaching Hospitals
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Program Directors
Dr. Linda Chen, Program Director 
Maria Esther Fonseca Fellowship Coordinator

A successful candidate should be a graduate fully trained in general surgery (American board certified or eligible/or foreign equivalent) or Board Certified Urologist, passed USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3 and be eligible for medical license in Florida.

Board Exam Requirements
American Board Certified or eligible/or foreign equivalent and/or Board Certified Urologist

Maria Esther Fonseca
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (305) 355-1035

Prospective Residents

Physicians Services / Housestaff Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
East Tower Room 1004
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123

Graduate Medical Education Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Institute 118B
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-585-4310
Fax: 305-585-4309