About Us

The UCLA Lung Transplant Fellowship is a one-year non-ACGME program dedicated to training in transplant pulmonology within the UCLA Lung Transplant Program. 

Our Lung Transplant Program is among the highest volume transplant centers in the world, delivering high quality care through cutting edge innovation and research. Training within this program offers an unmatched breadth and depth of clinical experience. Our lung transplant fellow works within a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists, and other transplant specialists.

Lung Transplant Fellowship Team

Fellowship Program Highlights

Our specialized program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of transplant pulmonology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, including:

  • Evaluation and selection of transplant candidates
  • Management of end-stage lung diseases in transplant candidates
  • Lung donor evaluation, management, and selection
  • Peri-operative care of the lung transplant recipient
  • Management of patients requiring ECMO support peri-transplant
  • Initiation and management of immunosuppression
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of post-transplant complications
  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy and bronchoscopic lung biopsy of transplant recipients
  • Histopathologic assessment of lung biopsies
  • Treatment of allograft rejection
  • Clinical immunogenetics
  • Long-term outpatient care after transplant

Didactic instruction from our experienced interdisciplinary faculty is scheduled throughout the year. The fellow will also have ample opportunities to engage in research and/or quality improvement projects, and to participate in the ISHLT Annual Meeting and other professional conferences.

Upon successful completion of this training year, the graduating fellow will be well-equipped to serve as an attending transplant pulmonologist, and will meet UNOS Primary Lung Transplant Physician requirements.

Breakdown of the Year

  • 6 months dedicated inpatient
  • 3 months dedicated outpatient
  • 1 month attending in the ICU
  • 1 month vacation
  • 1 month elective


  • MD or DO degree
  • Board certification or eligibility in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


For inquiries and applications, please contact the program administrator. To apply, please submit a CV and a brief cover letter.  Applications will be accepted July-September, with interviews to be scheduled in the Fall.

Program Administrator: Griselda Maldonado
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (310) 825-8599
UCLA Lung Transplant Fellowship Program
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
43-229 CHS Box 951690
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1690