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Fellowship Opportunities

Physician Fellowship Opportunities

Transplant

The two-year Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Nebraska Medicine, which is the hospital arm of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is divided into two services. The transplant fellows spend the majority of their first year on the kidney/pancreas service. On the kidney/pancreas service, the fellows are responsible for the clinical organization of the transplant service. Other residents rotating with them include mid-level general surgical and urology residents. During the time spent on the kidney/pancreas service, the fellows are involved with multi-organ donor operations. Early in the fellowship, the fellows are given training in the performance of multi-organ procurement that includes liver, kidneys, pancreas and small bowel. As the transplant fellows demonstrate competence with this operation, they are gradually given more and more independence. The second year for the transplant fellowship is primarily spent on the liver/small bowel transplant service. The transplant fellows are directly responsible for all of the patients receiving both liver and intestinal transplants. It is a multidisciplinary service and rounds are made with both the surgical and medical staff in attendance.

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For more information on our transplant fellowship, click here or contact:

Wendy Grant, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Fellowship Director Transplant
402-559-8390
or email tmwinters@unmc.edu – Fellowship coordinator, Toni Winters

Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program

The Gastroenterology (GI) and Hepatology Division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is active at two hospitals within a geographic area of six blocks: the Nebraska Medical Center and the Department of Veteran's Affairs Nebraska and Western Iowa Health Care System (VA). The Division is made up of full time faculty members in both gastroenterology and hepatology, as well as basic science researchers. Experience in surgical approaches to gastrointestinal diseases is provided through our close relationship with members of the Department of Surgery; in particular our fellows are involved in an active liver transplant program. Professional associations with radiology, pathology, and pediatric gastroenterology add to our well-rounded program.

Our GI fellowship program is three years in length. In general, the rotations are six week blocks. The core curriculum includes 6-9 months at the VA, 6-9 months at UNMC, 6 months on the pre-liver transplant service, 6 months on research and 3 months on the ERCP/motility service. The remaining time is spent doing clinical research or services tailored to meet the individual fellow's needs.

Clinical exposure encompasses both primary and consultation inpatients, as well as endoscopic procedures. Training is provided in all procedural aspects of gastroenterology and liver disease, including diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. Busy outpatient clinics exist at both UNMC and VA. Fellows have a continuity clinic where they see patients with staff supervision. Fellows are also involved in staff clinics.

Areas of basic and clinical research include:

  • Ethanol effects on hepatocyte function
  • Clinical studies in transplantation hepatology
  • Clinical studies in gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Clinical studies in hepatocellular cancer and its detection
  • Clinical studies in intestinal rehabilitation and short bowel syndrome
  • Mechanisms of fatty liver injury
  • Pancreatic regeneration
  • Therapy of Hepatitis C
  • Iron Metabolism

For more information on our Gastroenterology Fellowship program, click here

Nephrology Fellowship Program

The nephrology program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center began in 2007. We offer two positions each year through the National Resident Matching Program. We currently offer a 2 year training program.

The clinical facilities utilized by the program include the Nebraska Medical Center which is a 650 bed facility, and the 100 bed Omaha VA Medical Center. The Division of Nephrology directs 5 outpatient dialysis units, and provides care for over 250 chronic dialysis patients. The Division of Nephrology plays an active role in the renal transplant program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, providing consultation/care to patients before, during, as well as long-term follow-up post-transplant. The transplant program averages approximately 160 kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants annually. Unique features of the Nephrology Program include access to a robust home dialysis program and the opportunity for interventional nephrology training during the 2 year program.

Troy Plumb, M.D
Fellowship Program Director

For more information on our Nephrology Fellowship program, contact us at (402) 559-8501 or visit us online

Cardiology Fellowship Program

The Cardiology Fellowship Program strives to provide the fellow with both a well-rounded clinical and research experience. In addition, there exists opportunities to acquire additional special skills in areas such as electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and congestive heart failure and heart transplant. At the end of the three-year fellowship program, the trainee is prepared to act as a consultative cardiologist and will be able to perform routine invasive and non-invasive diagnostic studies. The program offers rotation experiences at University of Nebraska Medicine Center. The trainee will actively participate in a number of clinical and research-oriented conferences. Journal Club is conducted for current literature review, focusing on both research and statistical techniques. The Cardiology and Internal Medicine Grand Rounds both offer educational opportunities, which frequently draw well-known speakers from outside institutions.

To apply for a Fellowship in Cardiology, click here

For more information please contact:

Tuwanda Mayberry
Fellowship Program Coordinator I
UNMC/Division of Cardiology
982265 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-2265
Phone: (402) 559-9268

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

The UNMC ID Fellowship Program is designed to provide education and training in the practice of both clinical infectious diseases and research techniques in infectious diseases. Fellows will develop the skills necessary to provide expert consultation and management of patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases along with the skills needed to perform or interpret both clinical and basic science research. The fellowship program is devoted to acquiring clinical proficiency in both inpatient and outpatient aspects of infectious diseases. This experience includes multiple months on both the Solid Organ Transplant ID service and Oncology ID service. During these rotations, fellows receive an introduction into immunosuppressive therapies used in these patients while working closely with transplant surgeons and oncologist to provide focused, high-level ID input into infectious problems occurring in this unique patient population. A third year of training is encouraged to better prepare the fellow for a career as a lifelong learner by expanding upon productive and independent research which can be focused in a variety of different areas including immunocompromised ID .

For more information on how to apply for a Fellowship in Infectious Disease, contact us at (402) 559-8650 or visit us online.

For further information and additional educational resources, please visit www.unmc.edu.

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