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Program Overview

The University of Utah offers a one-year, advanced fellowship position in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology with ACGME accreditation. Candidates must have, or will be, completing an ACGME accredited Pediatrics Gastroenterology Fellowship.

The liver transplantation program has been in existence since 1996, and averages 15 transplantations per year. Annual volumes include ~2000 endoscopic procedures, ~7000 outpatient visits, and 500 GI service admissions/inpatient consultations.


Ongoing research programs include:

· Liver transplantation – SPLIT Registry

· Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis – KL2 funding, PSC Partners

· Cystic fibrosis – CF Foundation

· Eosinophilic esophagitis – Utah EoE database, PCH Foundation

· Pediatric Pancreatitis – NIH INSPPIRE

· Pediatric IBD – NIH

· Pediatric Genomics – NIH

· Noninvasive reflux monitoring – NSF

· Childhood Liver Disease Research Network: NIH

· Research training is focused on human subject research

Potential projects include translational science, health outcomes, health policy, and epidemiology of pediatric gastrointestinal, nutritional, and hepatic disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.

Trainees are expected to design, perform, and report a mentored scholarly project during their training. Program graduates are expected to be able to interpret and critique the majority of human subject research literature in pediatric gastroenterology.