Overview

Our division has trained more than 300 fellows in kidney and liver transplant procedures since the program’s founding in 1969. The fellowship is approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for surgical training in kidney transplantation, liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.

The transplant fellowship is highly sought after because the training is a hands-on experience for the fellow. Our high volume of evaluation, workup, and postoperative care of transplant recipients and donors provide fellows and surgical residents a broad range of clinical experience in transplantation.

Clinical Experience

The clinical transplant program includes liver, kidney, and pancreatic transplantation, and is supervised by seven transplant surgeons, five adult and three pediatric transplant nephrologists, five transplant hepatologists, and many more transplant professionals.

VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center

Facilities

The Hume-Lee Transplant Center performs approximately 85 liver transplants, 200 living and deceased kidney transplants and six to 12 simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants. An additional 400 major surgical cases including about 20 total pancreatectomy with auto islet transplantation are performed on dialysis and transplant patients per year.

Our patient and graft survival results in kidney and liver transplantation historically have been well above the national average — a reflection of the quality of our transplant program and our ongoing commitment to meticulous patient care. Our center has one of the longest continuous transplant records in the world, with some cases of kidney transplant patient survival exceeding 25 years.

Research

The Hume Lee Transplant Center offers abundant clinical research in all aspects of kidney, liver, pancreas and autologous islet transplantation. We have tremendous exposure to hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and other malignant and benign liver masses. We provide mentorship, research, publication and travel support.

There is substantive translational and basic science research opportunity in the pancreatic islet cell processing laboratory and in partnership with the divisions of trauma and acute care general surgery in organ resuscitation from shock/ischemia reperfusion.

Conferences

  • American Transplant Congress
  • Transplant Fellows Meeting

Our Alumni

How to apply

Required documents include:

  • Current CV
  • Description of your activities with professional societies, publications and any other relevant information about your education or experience
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school, graduate school and/or dental school diploma (certified copy)
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school, graduate school and/or dental school official final transcripts
  • Certified or notarized English translations of documents originally written in a language other than English.
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX, or NBME)
  • Valid ECFMG certificate if you graduated from a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada

Helpful websites:

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate
Federation of State Medical Boards
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
National Resident Matching Program

For more information, contact Tiana Brown, program and fellowship coordinator, at tiana.brown@vcuhealth.org.

From the Director

VCUSOM director

From the Director

"Transplant surgery education is a core mission of our team. We delight in teaching."

Marlon Levy, M.D., FACS
Program Director

Division of Transplant Surgery

Contact Us

Marlon Levy, M.D., FACS
Fellowship Program Director
Chair, Division of Transplant Surgery
marlon.levy@vcuhealth.org 

Chandra S. Bhati, MD, MS
Fellowship Program Co-Director
Associate Professor of Surgery
chandra.bhati@vcuhealth.org

Tiana Brown, MSHA
Fellowship Coordinator
tiana.brown@vcuhealth.org
(804) 828-9298


Office location:
West Hospital
8th Floor, East Wing
1200 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23298

Mailing address: 
Box 980057
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0057

Phone: (804) 828-9298
Fax: (804) 828-4858


Current Fellow

Aamir Khan, M.D.
Transplant Fellow
aamir.khan@vcuhealth.org