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.

Abdominal Transplant Fellows

Current Fellows

Amir Rahnemai Azar, MD

From Bronx Lebanon Hospital,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2015-2017

Catherine Kling, MD, MPH

From Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2016-2018

Past Fellows

  • 2001-2003 Kevin P. Charpentier, MD, Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island.
    Kevin is Director of the Upper GI Multidisciplinary Clinic. His expertise is as a liver, biliary, and pancreatic surgeon. Kevin holds the title of an Associate Professor of Surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
  • 2003-2005 Mary Eng, MD, University of Louisville, KY.
    Mary is Assistant Professor; Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation; Department of Surgery at University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Norton Hospital, and Kosair Children’s Hospital.
  • 2005-2007 Edie Y. Chan, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.
    Edie is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Program Director of Transplantation.
  • 2006-2009 Andre Dick, MD, MPH Seattle Children’s Hospital.
    Andre is Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation and Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is currently applying for Primary Kidney Surgeon at SCH.
  • 2007-2009 Austin Spitzer, MD, Oakland Medical Center, CA.
    Austin’s expertise is in the open or laparoscopic management of gastrointestinal tract malignancies.
  • 2008-2010 Jason Cundiff, MD, Toppenish Community Hospital and Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center, General Surgery.
  • 2009-2011 Alex W. Cantafio, MD, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Vascular and Transplant Surgery.
  • 2010-2012 George Rofaiel, MB CHB, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, TX. Transplant Surgery.
  • 2011-2013 Jared Brandenberger, MD. Virginia Mason, Seattle. General Surgery, Pancreas and Liver Transplantation, Liver Surgery.
  • 2012-2014 Martin Montenovo, MD University of Washington Medical Center. Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery.
  • 2013-2015 Imran Javed, MD, Shifa International, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • 2014-2016  Terra Pearson, MD, Terra recently joined the faculty at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.