The Advanced Hepatology Fellowship at University of Miami is an ACGME-accredited program for trainees who have completed 3 years of fellowship in Gastroenterology and have an interest in pursuing advanced  training in  Hepatology.  In addition to liver transplantation we provide broad exposure to all aspects of adult hepatology including viral hepatitis, autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases, fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma and other forms of acute and chronic liver disease. After completion of this one-year fellowship, trainees  are board-eligible for the ABIM Certification Examination  in transplant hepatology.

The Liver Transplantation program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital is among the busiest in the nation performing over 100 transplants per annum, allowing exposure to a wide variety of clinical issues in transplant patients.  Our Hepatology faculty consists of 7 adult hepatologists.  We have a busy inpatient service and a dynamic outpatient practice. Furthermore, Hepatology fellows participate in all academic activities of the Division of Hepatology and interface well with the Divisions of Gastroenterology and Transplant Surgery.

ACGME Accredited:  Yes, since 2012
Fellows per year:  Two
Duration: One year
Postgraduate Training Required:  Completion of a three-year GI fellowship in the United States
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • University of Kentucky
  • Texas Tech – El Paso
  • Loma Linda University
  • University of Texas Soutwestern
  • University of Miami

Application Deadline
Preferably before April 1.

Curriculum includes seven months of inpatient consultation, a one-month rotation at SICU, and four months in outpatient clinics. A continuity clinic is maintained throughout the year, along with a half day of procedures.

Educational & Other Experience
The program offers a full schedule of teaching conferences, including: core-curriculum series, tumor board discussion, pathology conference, problem-based conferences and research updates.

The Division of Hepatology offers multiple opportunities for research. In addition to the “QI” project, fellows are encouraged to engage in scholarly activity early during the fellowship. The rich ethnical diversity and wide array of diagnoses seen at the University of Miami provide a very unique platform to develop clinical research.  In addition, our faculty has various research interests and fellows may join one of several ongoing studies.

Fellows take call approximately one week /month.

Teaching Hospitals

  • University of Miami Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital & Clinics
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital


Board Exam Requirements
To be board-eligible in Transplant Hepatology fellow must have passed GI boards first.

Program Director: Cynthia Levy
Key Faculty: Paul Martin, Eugene Schiff, Christopher O’Brien, Kalyan R. Bhadimidarri, Lennox Jeffers, Maria Hernandez
Program Coordinator: Cristina Flores