Transplant Education

Andre Dick, MD, MPH, 
Associate Professor,
Dept of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation at Seattle Children’s Hospital,
Fellowship Director

The Division of Transplant Surgery (Abdominal Transplant Surgery) is committed to developing surgical skills among residents and faculty. Our conferences educate students, residents, fellows and faculty. They showcase Division and other visiting faculty and foster camaraderie within the Department of Surgery as well as the local surgical community. We strive for an exciting environment that fosters the intellectual development of students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians alike. Our motto is: Examine, critically analyze, and change what needs to be changed.

Abdominal Transplant Fellowship

We are no longer accepting applications for August 1, 2017. On January 1, 2017, we will being accepting applications for the fellowship position beginning August 1, 2018.

Approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) The University of Washington’s Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program is an ASTS-approved program for multi-organ abdominal transplantation. The objective of this program is to produce future leaders in the field of transplantation. Two-year clinical fellowships are available, with the possibility of an additional one to two years’ research time, depending upon the level of research experience and extramural funding. UW transplant research presently excels in tolerance induction, ischemic reperfusion injury, and hepatitis C. Read More >>

Residency, Clerkships and Observations

Surgery residents who rotate through our abdominal transplant service enjoy high-level autonomy while actively participating in the operating rooms, inpatient service and the transplantation clinic. In addition, they have the exciting opportunity to go on liver and kidney organ procurements, where they hone their surgical technical skills and learn in-depth abdominal anatomy.

Medical students also gain a comprehensive education while rounding, presenting patient cases, formulating their own plans for, as well as participating in, patient care; assisting in the operating rooms, and accompanying the residents on organ procurements.

Conferences round out the educational experience provided on the transplant surgery rotation, including liver and kidney pathology, M&M, selection committees, tumor conferences, journal club, the transplant research forum, and grand rounds. Read More >>