Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship are closed. Applications for the 2023-2024 fellowship will be accepted until November 30, 2021. Interviews for the 2023-2024 fellowship will be held in the Spring of 2022.


The hepatology faculty at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is committed to providing a comprehensive advanced education in transplant hepatology to motivated applicants who have completed a gastroenterology fellowship. There will be one fellow per academic year. This one-year, ACGME accredited program will qualify the fellow to sit for the ABIM Transplant Hepatology Certification Examination.

Clinical experience

The transplant hepatology fellowship offers advanced training in general hepatology, the management end stage liver disease in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, and the evaluation and management of the pre and post transplant liver patient at one of the largest transplant centers in the country.

Didactic lectures, journal clubs, and multidisciplinary conferences are scheduled weekly. Inpatient training will include rotations on the inpatient hepatology consult service and the inpatient liver transplant surgery service. Outpatient hepatology clinic will occur throughout the year.

Research experience

The fellow will be provided with research mentoring and will be expected to conduct an original research project during the year culminating in an abstract, presentation, or publication. Ample opportunity exists for collaboration with departments outside of the hepatology service.


Applicants should have completed an ACGME accredited gastroenterology fellowship. Applicants will need to have a current California medical license by the start of training. Those candidates with an interest in the management of advanced liver disease and clinical research are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

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For more information and to apply, email the program coordinator at [email protected]

  1. Completed application. Download application (Word format)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One-page personal statement delineating your interest in transplant hepatology
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation sent directly by the author
  5. USMLE score reports

Applications will be reviewed once all application materials have been received.

Current Fellow

Nimy John, MD

Nimy John, MD
Transplant Hepatology Fellow

Pfleger Liver Institute
Department of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. John was born and raised in Kerala, India and earned her medical degree from St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, India. After completing a two-year rural service program as a primary care provider in Tamil Nadu, India, Dr. John moved to the United States to continue her medical training. She completed her internal medicine residency at the St. Vincent Hospital/University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2018, followed by fellowships in hepatology at Stanford University in 2019 and gastroenterology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 2022. She served as the chief fellow of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at UAMS for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

Dr. John is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. Dr. John’s research interests include cost-effective, precise, non-invasive methods to assess and manage liver diseases, such as variceal screening and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Other research areas include alcoholic liver disease, new treatments for NASH, developments in hepatitis B therapy and cholangiocarcinoma transplant. Dr. John is a 2022 recipient of the AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award.

Past fellows

Carrie R. Wong, MD
Carrie R. Wong, MD
Dhruv Verma, MD, MS
Dhruv Verma, MD, MS