Heidi Yeh, MD
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:

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


James Kim, PhD
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

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

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