Training and Research in Transplantation

The Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center trains the next generation of health care professionals while making strides in transplantation and immunology through innovative research.

Heidi Yeh, MD

Heidi Yeh, MD, listens to a presentation during a morning conference of Transplant Center staff

Training

The largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital offers exceptional training opportunities in transplantation beginning at the medical school level, up to fellowships in the surgical and medical aspects of transplantation.

Fellowships

Mass General offers the following one- and two-year transplant fellowships:

Medical Student and Surgical Residents

Mass General surgical residents participate in the transplant service during their first and third years of training. Residents participate in kidney and liver transplants, dialysis access surgery, general surgery on pre- and post-transplant patients, and multi-organ procurement surgery. Operative experience is balanced with obtaining skills in the management of complex organ transplant recipients.

Learn more about the Surgical Residency Program


Harvard Medical Students can choose to rotate on the Mass General Transplant service during their third- or fourth-year clinical rotations. Medical students from outside institutions, as well as first- and second-year Harvard Medical Students, can arrange visits to the Mass General Transplant service by contacting Andrea DeSouza at amdesouza@partners.org.

In addition, our International Transplant Observership, part of the Office of Visitor Education, facilitates knowledge sharing and expertise with transplant clinicians worldwide.

James Kim, PhD

James Kim, PhD, (right) and a research assistant

Research
Mass General has the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, funding a unique portfolio that has produced major advances in transplantation and immunology.

Our research focuses on:

  • Reducing or preventing organ rejection
  • Eliminating infectious disease in transplantation
  • Addressing organ incompatibility
  • Enabling patients to live drug free after transplantation
  • Creating new tissues using a patient’s own cells

Learn more about our clinical and basic science research programs in kidney, liver or pancreas/islet transplantation

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Explore transplant clinical trials

Learn more about leading-edge therapies and clinical trials offered through our kidney and islet transplant programs.