Message from the Director

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the website of the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at Houston Methodist. We are excited to share our program with you. We have continued growth in our liver transplant program where we performed the second most transplants in the nation for 2022. Houston Methodist itself is ranked among the country's top hospitals in 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "Best Hospitals" issue, ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Texas with a national ranking of No. 8 in Gastroenterology and GI surgery.

Our faculty members are experienced clinicians, educators, and clinical researchers with experience in all aspects of hepatology and transplant medicine. Our fellowship spans 12 clinical moths with both focused in and outpatient months. Our program is centered at Houston Methodist, a nearly 950 bed hospital with a dedicated surgical liver transplant ICU, specialized nursing units for transplant patients that complements our large multi-organ transplant programs. Our clinical team includes our faculty and gastroenterology fellows along with residents from the Houston Methodist Internal Medicine Residency and medical students from Texas A&M College of Medicine, from both the traditional program and our unique EnMed program.

The clinical training environment allows for a wealth of diverse clinical exposure, spanning the entire spectrum of hepatology from metabolic liver disease, hepatic malignancy, managing decompensated cirrhotic patients, perioperative transplant, and post-transplant patient care. Along with the inpatient rotations, a comprehensive experience in outpatient clinic, including continuity clinic at Houston Methodist liver cancer, general hepatology and posttransplant clinic post-transplant clinic. We have specialized exposure to programs for adult congenital heart related liver diseases, amyloidosis, and obesity related liver disease.

Our program participates in the NRMP match with applications through ERAS. We offer a traditional three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship. We also offer a Transplant Hepatology Fellowship as a dual track, or as a separate fourth year.

Should you have any additional questions, or need further clarification about the program, please do not hesitate to contact me or the fellowship coordinator, Tiffany Bachmann.

Thank you for your interest in our program. We wish you every success in your future career.

David W. Victor, III, MD
Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute