The fellowship is divided between clinical experience and research. Other learning opportunities that will be incorporated in this fellowship year include the preoperative evaluation of patients with ESLD for liver transplantation, postoperative care in the Intensive Care Unit, and visiting rotations at other institutions for observation of alternative approaches to anesthetic management of liver transplants.
Experience will be gained in a variety of solid organ transplants performed including liver, kidney and pancreas with the emphasis on liver transplantation. This should give an opportunity to be exposed to 85 -95 liver transplantation procedures.
The transplant anesthesia fellow will spend about 20% of the time in research and educational activities. Under supervision, the fellow is expected to initiate at least one research project and prepare at least one research protocol during the training year. Areas of current research include therapeutic modalities to reduce reperfusion syndrome in liver transplants.
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Michael Hannaman, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
600 Highland Avenue, B6/319
Madison, WI 53792-3272