Perioperative Management of Liver Transplantation for the Anesthesiologist

The University of Colorado Anesthesiology offers a one year non-ACGME Liver Transplantation Fellowship. The training will provide advanced knowledge, skills, and clinical experience in the perioperative care of liver transplant recipients, hepatic resection, major caval reconstruction and live liver donors. The program meets current core competencies and milestones endorsed by the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia liver transplant fellowship training. The training program aims to integrate the fellow into the multidisciplinary transplant team and includes work time with core and adjunct services including: hepatology, transplant surgery, intensive care medicine, nutritionists, renal medicine, transfusion medicine and echocardiography.

We offer up to two positions annually to physicians who have completed subspecialty training in Anesthesiology and are eligible for a Colorado medical license. The position is a hybrid junior faculty/fellow program with 60% of the fellow’s time spent in fellowship training and 40% as a junior faculty members.

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado is a large academic department with over one-hundred clinical and research faculty located just outside the city limits of Denver, Colorado. Approximately 150 liver and over 200 kidney transplants are performed annually. The University of Colorado also has a large living liver donor program.

Department of Anesthesiology transplant anesthesia faculty actively participate in formal education, research, quality improvement, and hospital administration. Specific details of the one-year curriculum are available through links on this page.

For any additional information or questions about the program, please feel free to contact the fellowship director directly:

Barbara Wilkey, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Anesthesiology Liver Transplantation Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Email: Barbara.Wilkey@cuanschutz.edu
Office: 720-848-5253​​​​