Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program

Program Description

The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited clinical fellowship for training in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. Applicants must have successfully completed an accredited fellowship in gastroenterology in the United States. Trainees will be proficient in management of general hepatology patients as well as management of liver transplant candidates and recipients. Upon the successful completion of the fellowship, trainees will be qualified to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Transplant Hepatology. Training more than 12 months will include at least four months on the clinical inpatient hepatology service, a weekly continuity clinic (hepatology and transplant hepatology), on-going participation in clinical research, participation in the Liver Transplant Selection Committee and liver histopathology conference, and participation in hepatobiliary multidisciplinary conference.

In addition to the traditional 4th Year Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, our program has also participated in the ABIM/AASLD Transplant Hepatology Pilot Training Program since its inception. This program grants exceptions to qualified individual GI/Hepatology fellows at the University of Colorado to focus on achieving competency in transplant hepatology during their third year of gastroenterology fellowship and reduces training time to a total of three years.

University of Colorado Liver Transplant Program

The University of Colorado Liver Transplant Center is one of the largest in the United States and continues to grow. The University of Colorado performs approximately 100 liver transplants per year and continues to grow due in part due to the success of our nationally-recognized living donor liver transplant program. Our program is also the longest-running liver transplant program in the world, started by Dr. Tom Starzl, who performed the first liver transplant in a human in 1963. For more information about Transplant Surgery, visit the Department of Surgery’s Transplant Division web page.

Facilities and Resources

The fellowship is located exclusively at the University of Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus. Office space and computer access will be provided. Library facilities are available at UC Denver and are complimented by multiple Divisional and Sectional subscriptions to professional journals. Interaction and collaboration is encouraged with the multiple disciplines involved in the care of hepatology patients including transplant surgery, medical oncology, transplant anesthesiology, radiology, nutrition, interventional radiology, pathology, and Transplant Nephrology.

General Goals and Objectives

The purpose of this program is to train an accomplished Transplant Hepatologist to provide superior care to patients with diseases of the liver. To this end, the major goals are, a) to develop a detailed knowledge of the work-up, diagnosis, and management of patients with acute and chronic liver conditions, b) to become proficient in the indications, technique, and interpretation of liver biopsy, c) to be knowledgeable on the indications, contraindications, and potential complications of procedures commonly ordered for patients with liver disease (radiology, TIPS, liver transplantation), d) to fulfill the guidelines for training in transplant hepatology as described the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Additionally, our fellows are encouraged to work on research and quality-improvement projects, publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presenting at national conferences such as AASLD.

Application Information 

We are now accepting applications for our Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program through the AASLD Transplant Hepatology Match program. To apply, please visit the AASLD Match website for information on the application system and the application timeline.

Program Director:


JP Norvell, MD

Academic Office 1
12631 E. 17th Ave Rm 7614, MS B158
Aurora CO 80045



Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion

1635 North Aurora Court

Aurora, CO 80045

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