Education and Training

Shaping the next generation of liver specialists

While contributing to the field through innovative research and compassionate patient care, physician-scientists in the Stravitz-Sanyal Institute are also dedicated educators. Our team is proud to work directly with students, residents and fellows to prepare them for robust, successful medical careers.

Trainees in our programs learn and work alongside world-class liver specialists to gain comprehensive clinical and research experience in gastroenterology, transplant hepatology and transplant surgery.

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Gastroenterology Fellowship

The Department of Internal Medicine offers two distinct tracks in its gastroenterology fellowship: a traditional three-year program designed to train fellows for clinical and academic practice, and a transplant hepatology track for fellows to satisfy requirements for both gastroenterology and transplant hepatology board examinations over three years.

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Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

VCU’s one-year transplant hepatology fellowship offers ambulatory and inpatient rotations, research opportunities and scholarly activities such as a weekly liver histology conference, journal club and liver transplant patient selection committee. The program is intended for those who have already completed a three-year gastroenterology fellowship.

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Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Hosted by VCU’s Department of Surgery, the transplant surgery fellowship provides extensive, hands-on clinical training in liver, kidney and pancreatic transplantation. Fellows work on a team of surgeons, transplant hepatologists and transplant nephrologists to gain experience in live donor transplantation with particular emphasis on robotic, minimally invasive procedures.

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