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Post Doctoral Fellowships

Fellowship Programs offered by ILDT


Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellowships in Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation

This is a university recognized Post-Doctoral fellowship program in Liver Transplantation in India. The duration of fellowship is one year for HPB surgery & one year for Liver Transplantation. The prospective candidates should have completed their specialist training in GI surgery (MCh or DNB). Applications are accepted once a year and the posts are advertised in all national newspapers.The fellowships are fully funded and the candidates will be incorporated into the unit’s regular work schedule.

Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellowships in Liver Transplant Anaesthesia

This post-doctoral fellowship in Liver Transplantation and HPB Anaesthesia is recognized by The TamilNadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, India. The duration of the fellowship program is one year and the requirements of a trainee are (1)DNB or MD in Anaesthesia and the (2) ability to work as part of a team. There are 2 posts available each year and the course starts in Jan/July. The fellowships are fully funded and the candidates will be incorporated into the unit’s regular work schedule. Trainees will complete a university certified examination as per the university regulations before the fellowship degree is conferred. The main goal of the Fellowship is to help fellows become clinical experts in the perioperative care of liver transplantation and Hepatobiliary anaesthesia and evolve into academic leaders in transplant anaesthesiology.

This Fellowship program will offer a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing perioperative care of patients for liver transplantation and other HPB surgeries. Fellows, along with a supervising consultant, will participate in the preoperative evaluation of the candidates at the outpatient clinic, intraoperative anaesthetic care, and postoperative ICU care. We expect the Fellow to participate in more than 40 cases of liver transplantation and 50 major HPB cases in one-year time. They will also get exposure to equal number of cases in Liver intensive care.

Fellows are involved in assessment of recipients for transplantation, reviewing the considerations for transplant with the consultant in the clinic and together they plan further investigations and optimization. In addition to transplant recipients, the fellows will be involved in the evaluation of prospective living related donors. Counseling and preparation of donors regarding the perioperative period, thoracic epidurals and other modalities of pain management is a major commitment of the department and the transplant program. The training program also includes exposure to optimization of cadaver organ donors. In addition, they will get a vast exposure to planning and evaluating for major liver resections with vascular involvement, prediction and management of post hepatectomy liver failure in the ICU. Other routines include sedation for procedures like pediatric radiology, liver biopsy, interventional procedures, endoscopy and ERCP.

Fellows will gain good exposure to hemodynamic monitoring modalities like PiCCO and TEE, coagulation monitoring modalities like TEG and intracranial pressure monitoring modalities.

Our Academic Program

Regular attendance at the weekly pretransplant listing meeting, inpatient discussion meeting, monthly mortality and morbidity meeting is encouraged apart from the dedicated teaching sessions.

We provide ample research opportunities with collaboration of colleagues from Transplant Surgery, Hepatology, and Critical Care Medicine. Our research program encourages Fellows to complete the on-going research projects and also initiate a new project. There will be opportunities to present findings at local, national and international meetings. Participation and presentation in academic conferences is encouraged and funded by the department.

The fellows under direct supervision with a consultant will participate in a 1:5 on-call Rota.