Transplant Surgery

Advanced Surgical and Pathophysiologic Basis of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases: SURT-524

Department: Surgery/Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery

Instructor: Peter Abrams, MD

Contact: Diana Onel

Phone: 202-444-8885

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: Two students/ block

Reporting Time and Place: Georgetown students will receive instructions via email from the Clerkship Administrator in the Office of Surgical Education and do not need to check in

Description: The rotation is designed to give the student a complete understanding of the transplant patient. The student will be given the opportunity to work with the doctor in the Transplant Clinic, providing the student with information about the therapy of a patient after a transplant. This includes all aspects of the patient, both anatomical and physiological. The student will acquire working knowledge of metabolic processes through active participation with the transplant team in preservation of transplantable organs. There will be some instruction in the immunological testing of transplant patients. The student will be introduced to the principles of aseptic techniques and operative and non-operative care of the surgical patient. He will have the chance to participate in and observe surgery (e.g., kidney and liver transplant, multi-organ procurement, vascular assess procedures and hepatobiliary Surgery etc.). Research is being done by members of the transplant team, which provides the opportunity for student participation under faculty supervision. The entire program stresses the scientific approach to problem solving in general, and specifically, as it applies to endstage liver and renal disease.