About the Program

The goal of the Ohio State University transplant hepatology fellowship program is to train physicians who will carry forward our values of leadership, education, and clinical excellence. Transplant hepatology fellows experience.

Program Details

Inpatient Training

Fellows will complete 8 weeks of inpatient service which includes acting as the attending for a resident service as well as management of an active consult ad post-transplant service. Fellows will complete 8 weeks of inpatient service which includes acting as the attending for a resident service as well as management of an active consult ad post-transplant service. Additionally, fellows with work closely with our surgery service including rotating with them 4 weeks of the year. Our transplant center performs 140 transplants each year including living liver donors, liver-kidney, and heart-liver.  

Outpatient Training

During outpatient rotations transplant fellows with have 2 general hepatology clinics and 2 post-transplant clinics per week. The focus of the general hepatology clinics are to see patients with a variety of liver conditions including those who may be referred for or are under evaluation for liver transplantation. Fellows will also have dedicated endoscopy time to miantain and develop their endoscopic skills. Additionally, there is dedicated time with the hepato-pathology team through one-on-one instruction and every other week conferences. There are also opportunities for time with interventional radiology for optional training in liver biopsies and to observe procedures such as TIPS/TACE/BRTO.  


Fellows participate in a variety of ongoing or new clinical research projects related to liver disease or liver transplantation.


ACGME Fellowship Requirements

  • Liver biopsies (requirement for 20 ended 2022) now optional
  • 200 liver pathology slides
  • Scholarly activity
  • Attendance at AASLD
  • 3 Liver transplants
  • 1-3 procurements (of note the program requirement is 1 but to become a director of liver transplant the requirement is 3)
  • Attendance at Patient Selection Committee (PSC) every Monday 8AM
  • Attendance at Liver pathology conference 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 12PM
  • Attendance at Liver tumor board Friday 730 AM
  • Lecture series for the general GI fellows on hepatology topics
  • Surgical experience

Lectures to fellows

  • Autoimmune diseases of the liver
  • Evaluation of the outpatient liver patient
  • Management of portal hypertension
  • Liver transplant- indications and complications
  • Immune suppression
  • Viral hepatitis

Sample weekly schedule 

Monday morning: Livery biopsy / Path
Monday afternoon: HCC clinic

Tuesday morning: Clinic
Tuesday afternoon: Tx clinic

Wednesday morning: Research
Wednesday afternoon: Research

Thursday morning: Endo
Thursday afternoon: Wellner clinic

Friday morning: Tx clinic
Friday afternoon:Endo

Reading list

The goal of the fellowship is to provide a well-rounded education both through patient driven clinical experience as well as didactic lectures and a selection of suggested readings based on the contents of the ACGME Transplant Hepatology board exam. The Outline below is meant to guide fellows and provide suggested topics with the understanding that education is a dynamic process, and many topics and readings may be shaped by the clinical experience of the fellows on rotation.

  • Quarter 1: Transplant, pathology, Acute liver failure, Immunology
  • Quarter 2: Viral hepatitis, Autoimmune liver diseases, Alcoholic liver disease
  • Quarter 3: Metabolic diseases, Pediatric liver diseases, Liver cancers
  • Quarter 4: Pregnancy and liver disease, statistics, outpatient hepatology 

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year and beyond.

  • Completion of a three-year accredited fellowship in gastroenterology
  • Meet the requirements for board eligibility in gastroenterology at the time of commencement of the fellowship
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or J-1 Visa status
  • Valid Ohio medical license by commencement of training

Application Must Include:

Mail or email your application and accompanying documents to:

Casey Suich
Program Coordinator

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 
395 W. 12th Avenue, Room 346A
Columbus, OH 43210

Meet the Program Director:


Lanla Conteh, MD, MPH

Research and publications