Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Interested applicants for the UCLA Transplant Hepatology Fellowship should apply through the AASLD Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Matching Program at


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 an ACGME accredited 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 of 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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Please apply through the AASLD Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Matching Program at The UCLA Transplant Hepatology Fellowship will use the AASLD Matching Program calendar for review of applications and scheduling interviews.

For more information email the program coordinator at [email protected]

Current Fellow

Kevin C. Pak, MD

Kevin C. Pak, MD
Transplant Hepatology Fellow
Pfleger Liver Institute
Department of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Pak attended the United States Military Academy at West Point earning his BS in life science and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army. After medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Pak completed his internal medicine residency at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During residency, he was selected for the Emerging Liver Scholars Program and attended The Liver Meeting for the first time, which was a transformative experience. After completing his gastroenterology fellowship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, he was selected for the UCLA Transplant Hepatology Fellowship. Currently, Dr. Pak is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible for gastroenterology. Dr. Pak has special clinical and research interests in HBV and HCC.

Past fellows

Dr. Prachi Rana
Prachi Rana, MD
Nimy John, MD
Nimy John, MD
Dhruv Verma, MD, MS
Dhruv Verma, MD, MS