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, listens to a presentation during a morning conference of Transplant Center staff
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.
Mass General offers the following one- and two-year transplant fellowships:
- Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship
- Transplant Nephrology Fellowship
- Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, (right) and a research assistant
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