Department of Surgery - Division of Transplantation
Associate Professor and Head
Benjamin Philosophe MD, PhD
The basic surgical clerkship includes a rotation on the abdominal transplant service. Students participate, along with the resident staff, in all service activities, patient care responsibilities and teaching conferences.
The goal of the one-month senior elective in transplant surgery is to understand and assist in the management of patients with renal, pancreas and hepatic transplants. This includes the basic understanding of immunosuppression, clinical immunology, the technical aspects of each procedure, organ donation and removal and complications of transplantation. The students are exposed to a large volume of patients and intense clinical service.
An accredited fellowship program in transplantation surgery is available to candidates who have completed residency training in general surgery. This one-year program is based at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Fellows may elect to spend an additional year devoted to clinical research.