Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Portrait of John LakeDr. John R. Lake is a Professor of Surgery and Medicine. He is also the Executive Medical Director of Solid Organ Transplantation at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He also serves as senior staff for liver at the SRTR. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to moving to the University of Minnesota in 1998, he helped start and was the Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lake's research interests include post-transplant hepatitis C, predictors of outcomes following liver transplantation and the development of new immunosuppressive agents. He is the former Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. He currently oversees the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program.

Portrait of Nicholas LimDr. Nicholas Lim graduated from medical school at University College, Cork in Ireland. After working in Europe and Australia, he moved to the United States to pursue his postgraduate training. Dr. Lim completed internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of Vermont. Dr. Lim then completed subspecialty training in transplant hepatology at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Lim's clinical interests include cirrhosis, quality care in patients with cirrhosis who are admitted to the hospital, and liver transplantation. He is the Associate Program Director for Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program (including the Pilot Program).

The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota is a one-year program, ACGME –accredited Liver Transplant Hepatology Program that performs approximately 80 liver transplants annually, including an active live donor program. We are UNOS – certified for both deceased and live donor liver transplantation.

The fellowship training provides advanced education in all aspects of hepatology. The curriculum was carefully designed to provide a balance of transplant and non-transplant clinical hepatology and research experience, all done for preparation for a career in academic hepatology.

Accreditation: This training program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Eligibility: Any applicant interested must be in a current GI Fellowship Program with intent to graduate.