COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Daily Updates and ResourcesCOVID Resources
Surgery Education | Fellowship Programs
The Transplant Surgery Fellowship is a two-year program that includes adult and pediatric renal, hepatic and pancreatic transplantation, as well as hepatobiliary surgery.
Our division has trained more than 300 fellows in kidney and liver transplant procedures since the program’s founding in 1969. The fellowship is approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for surgical training in kidney transplantation, liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. We are applying for additional approval as a pancreas surgery center.
The transplant fellowship is highly sought after because the training is a hands-on experience for the fellow. Our high volume of evaluation, workup, and postoperative care of transplant recipients and donors provide fellows and surgical residents a broad range of clinical experience in transplantation.
The clinical transplant program includes liver, kidney, and pancreatic transplantation, and is supervised by eight transplant surgeons, five adult and three pediatric transplant nephrologists, five transplant hepatologists, and many more transplant professionals. We offer training in live donor transplantation (kidney and liver) with particular emphasis on minimally invasive (all robotic) donor nephrectomy and implantation.Hume-Lee Transplant Center
The Hume-Lee Transplant Center performs approximately 120 liver transplants, 300 living and deceased kidney transplants and six to 12 simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants. An additional 400 major surgical cases including about 15 total pancreatectomy with auto islet transplantation are performed on dialysis and transplant patients per year.
Our patient and graft survival results in kidney and liver transplantation historically have been well above the national average — a reflection of the quality of our transplant program and our ongoing commitment to meticulous patient care. Our center has one of the longest continuous transplant records in the world, with some cases of kidney transplant patient survival exceeding 25 years.
The Hume Lee Transplant Center offers abundant clinical research in all aspects of kidney, liver, pancreas and autologous islet transplantation. We have tremendous exposure to hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and other malignant and benign liver masses. We provide mentorship, research, publication and travel support.
There is substantive translational and basic science research opportunity in the pancreatic islet cell processing laboratory and in partnership with the divisions of trauma and acute care general surgery in organ resuscitation from shock/ischemia reperfusion.
Daisuke Imai, MD — 2019-2021 | Transplant Surgeon, Clinical Instructor, Division of Transplant Surgery, VCU Health
Aamir Allam Khan — 2017–2019 | Transplant Surgeon, Faculty: Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery
Yanjun Shi — 2015–2017 | Pediatric Transplant Fellow: UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ankur Gupta — 2013–2015 | Transplant Surgeon: NIMS, Jaipur, India
Joohyun Kim — 2011–2013 | Surgeon: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sorabh Kapoor — 2009–2011 | Transplant Surgeon: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India
Amit Sharma — 2007–2009 | Transplant Surgeon: VCU School of Medicine, VCU Health, Richmond, Virginia
Arnold David Salzberg — 2005–2007 | General Surgeon: Hampton Roads Surgical Specialists, Hampton, Virginia
Inbo Shim — 2004–2005 | Transplant Surgeon: Chicago, Illinois
Frank James Leonard Vidal — 2002–2004 | General Surgeon: McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Bob H. Saggi — 2001–2002 | General Surgeon: Valley Care Clinics
Daniel G. Maluf — 2000–2002 | Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation & Director, Live Donor Transplantation: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
J.D. Naar — 1995–1996 | Transplant Surgeon
Scott Haddon — 1993–1994
Kenneth B. Brown — 1989–1990 | Transplant/Vascular Surgeon: Richmond Surgical Group (The Vascular Group)
Hisao Wakabayashi — 1989–1991
Horace Henriques — 1988–1989 | General Surgeon: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Yacov Berlatsky — 1987–1988
Shin Kon Kim — 4/1987–7/1987
Shunsuke Hanai — 1986
Sang Joon Kim — 1984–1985
Carlos Garcia-Valdes — 1983–1984
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate
Federation of State Medical Boards
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
National Resident Matching Program
For more information, contact Jody Wright, program and fellowship coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlon Levy, MD, MBA, FACS
Fellowship Program Director
David M. Hume Endowed Chair, Division of Transplant Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Chandra S. Bhati, MD, MS
Fellowship Program Co-Director
Fellowship Program Coordinator
15th Floor, North Wing
1200 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0057
Phone: (804) 828-9298
Fax: (804) 828-4858
Yuzuru Sambommatsu, MD
Transplant Fellow 2020–2022
Mehdi Eslami, MD
Transplant Fellow 2021–2023