Fellows in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Liver Transplant Surgery: Educational Objectives

Liver Transplant Surgery

  • Become competent in all aspects of liver, kidney and pancreas transplant recipient care including: transplant assessments, patient care at the time of transplant and post-transplant patient care in the transplant inpatient unit, and outpatient clinic
  • Become independently competent at all aspects of donor liver evaluation and organ procurement procedures. Become competent in the liver recipient procedure and it's variations including recipient hepatectomy and implantation of the donor liver
  • Become independently competent at all aspects of donor kidney evaluation and organ procurement procedures including pure laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Become competent in the kidney recipient procedure and it's variations including recipient nephrectomies and implantation of the donor kidney
  • Become independently competent at all aspects of donor pancreas evaluation and organ procurement procedures. Become competent in the pancreas recipient procedure and it's variations including recipient pancreatectomy and implantation of the donor pancreas
  • Learn all aspects of modern immunosuppression including dosing, side effects, and complications
  • Become familiar with ancillary procedures for technical variations of liver transplant surgery including split liver transplantation and living donor transplantation.
  • Learn all components of recipient selection for transplantation, pre-transplant assessment and care, perioperative care and long-term management
  • Learn the technique of percutaneous liver biopsy and the interpretation of liver histology, including the diagnosis of rejection, CMV infection, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, recurrent hepatitis and biliary obstruction
  • Gain exposure in technical and clinical aspects of transplant oncology in hepatocellular carcinoma, extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumours  and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
  • The fellows will be encouraged to carry out clinical investigation on mutually agreed upon topics, prepare the data and present the findings to the MOTP at University Hospital. They are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts to national or international meetings.
  • The fellows will participate in the on-going clinical trials of patients during their rotations and become familiar with the conduct of clinical trials, including the interpretation of results.
  • Attendance at all MOTP Educational Forums is expected.
  • For all MOTP supported fellows there is an expectation that a minimum of 9 months clinical service be provided by each fellow.
  • All MOTP supported fellows are expected to attend Journal Clubs, plan and present a research idea and maintain their own log, as required, for AST and ASTS accreditation.
  • Opportunities exist to tailor your educational experience to your career goals

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

  • Become competent in all aspects of evaluation, selection, pre-operative planning, technical performance and post-operative care of hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) conditions
  • LHSC is a tertiary referral centre for HPB
  • Opportunity exists for training in ERCP

Contact Information

Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP)
London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
339 Winderemere Road London, ON N6A 5A5

519.685.8500

Dr. Doug Quan: Transplant Liver/Surgical Fellowship

Dr. Quan

Additional Faculty

Transplant/HPB Surgery

HPB/General Surgery

Chair/Chief, Division of General Surgery

Hepatology Fellows

  • Learn all aspects of modern immunosuppression including dosing, side effects, and complications.
  • Become familiar with ancillary procedures for technical variations of liver transplant surgery including split-liver transplantation and living-donor transplantation.
  • Learn all components of recipient selection for transplantation, pretransplant assessment and care, perioperative care and long-term management.
  • Learn the technique of percutaneous liver biopsy and the interpretation of liver histology, including the diagnosis of rejection, CMV infection, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, recurrent hepatitis and biliary obstruction.
  • The fellows will be encouraged to carry out clinical investigation on mutually agreed upon topics, prepare the data and present the findings to the MOTP at University Hospital. They are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts to national or international meetings.
  • The fellows will participate in the on-going clinical trials of patients during their rotations and become familiar with the conduct of clinical trials, including the interpretation of results.
  • Attendance at all MOTP Educational Forums is expected.
  • For all MOTP supported fellows there is an expectation that a minimum of 9 months clinical service be provided by each fellow.
  • All MOTP supported fellows are expected to attend Journal Clubs, plan and present a research idea and maintain their own log, as required, for AST and ASTS accreditation.

Note: Objectives are mostly transplant related, but this Fellowship also spans non-transplant topics for certification. Please review this summary, Hepatology Information as well as the Hepatology Application Process.

Contact Information

Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP)
London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
339 Winderemere Road London, ON N6A 5A5

519.685.8500


Dr. Karim Qumosani: Hepatology/Liver Transplant Fellowship

Dr. Karim Qumosani