Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Hepatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study, prevention, diagnosis, and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas.

Pediatric Hepatology is a one-year fellowship offered to individuals who have completed a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Fellows gain expertise in the field of general and transplant hepatology, and they fulfill 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 are certified from the American Board of Pediatrics Transplant Hepatology Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) Examination.

Pediatrician who specializes in transplant hepatology are pediatric gastroenterologists and care for patients prior to and after hepatic transplantation. Selection of appropriate recipients requires assessment by anexperienced team in evaluating the severity and prognosis of patients with liver disease.

Pediatric Hepatology 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.

Related Associations: District VIII Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine | European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants | Eurpoean Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care | International Neonatal Consortium | International Neonatology Association

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