Fellowships

Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Under the leadership of Reshma Biniwale, MD, UCLA offers a 1-year ACGME Accredited Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship. As one of only twelve elite training programs for congenital heart disease, UCLA’s heart surgery program is a major referral center for children with congenital or acquired heart disease. Over 400 congenital heart surgeries are performed each year by our pediatric heart surgeons. UCLA also has one of the largest pediatric heart transplant programs, including complex congenital transplant recipients and adolescent redo heart transplant. During this fellowship, surgeons can be exposed to patients from newborns to older adults with congenital heart disease. As a fellow, you will take part in Morbidity and Mortality conferences once a week, attend journal clubs, and take part in the congenital teaching conference that has been provided by the Thoracic Surgical Directors Association, TSDA. Following successful completion of this program, fellows will be board-eligible for Congenital Cardiac Surgery through the ABTS. For more information, please contact Yazmin Lona at [email protected]  Learn more>


Craniofacial Surgery

The UCLA Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship is a one-year, non-ACGME accredited fellowship offered to applicants who have completed their residency in plastic surgery. While Fellows spend the majority of their time operating out of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, they will also participate in cases at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA, Kaiser-Sunset Orthopedic Hospital and White Memorial Hospital. The Fellow plays an important role in the education of the plastic surgery residents.  Fellows participate in hospital and clinical rounds with the plastic surgery residents.  They provide didactic instruction on craniomaxillofacial facial topics, and act as consultants to the plastic surgery resident covering facial trauma call.  In addition, the Fellow is expected to participate in, present and publish clinical research. Learn more >


Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery Clinical Fellowship - Gales-Mariani Clinical Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery
UCLA Endocrine Surgery is currently offering one position per year for this 50% clinical, 50% research training experience. Current general surgery chief residents interested in the position may apply at this time through the AAES fellowship match program. We invite qualified applicants to join our Endocrine Surgery family here in beautiful West Los Angeles, where we will foster your development into an expert endocrine surgeon in an environment that is rigorous, intellectually robust, fast-paced, nurturing, and fun.
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Microvascular Surgery

The UCLA Microvascular Fellowship offers post-residency subspecialty training in microvascular surgery. Candidates must have completed a plastic surgery residency and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine.  The surgeons at UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provide reconstructive support to the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, performing both immediate and delayed breast reconstruction to post-mastectomy breast cancer survivors.  Fellows fully participate in the flap team, refining their abilities under the microscope while assisting in upwards of 180-200 free flaps per year.  Learn more>


Transplant Surgery

Fellowship in Heart & Lung Transplant

UCLA offers a one-year Heart and Lung Transplantation Fellowship to Board Certified/Board eligible Thoracic Surgeons.  The cardiac transplantation fellow experiences all aspects of heart transplantation, including patient selection, pre-operative and post-operative management, as well as training in harvest and implantation techniques.

Applicants must have completed a general and cardiothoracic surgery residency and should apply at least one year in advance of the July 1st start date. A California Medical License is required. Please send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Haruko Mitsuuchi at [email protected]  Learn more>

Fellowship in Liver Transplant Surgery

We offer a dual fellowship in multi-organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). This two-year program provides comprehensive experience in liver, kidney, pancreas and intestinal transplant and all aspects of hepatobiliary surgery.

There is no substitute for experience

UCLA is one of the foremost comprehensive transplant centers in the world and among the few national centers performing every type of transplantation in both children and adults Our unmatched experience of 6500 liver transplants to date – including 1000 pediatric cases - makes us a world-class leader and innovator in the field. Our fellowship will expose you to a diverse compliment of cases and provide you the opportunity to become proficient in both the surgical and medical management of transplant patients.

Research experience in both clinical and basic sciences is a core component of the program. Each fellow will have the opportunity to design and implement clinical research protocols and participate in on-going or new investigative projects.

Join our team

UCLA has two fellowship positions available for the incoming class of 2023. Candidates must have completed a general surgery residency program that meets the educational requirements for certification by the American Board of Surgery or equivalency. To apply, please visit the SF Match Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship section at sfmatch.org.

For additional information regarding the fellowship, please contact June Ramsay, Fellowship Coordinator.
(310) 267-9608
[email protected]

Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology

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.

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Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery - Fellowship

The Division of Vascular Surgery administers the training program in Vascular Surgery and Vascular Disease Management. One resident is accepted each year into the two-year program, which includes one year of diagnosis of vascular disease and performance of endovascular procedures, and one year of open vascular surgical procedures.

The vascular fellowship is conducted within the UCLA Medical Center and the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center. The Vascular Fellows work side by side with general surgery residents who rotate through the vascular service at the UCLA Medical Center during their junior and chief resident years. The Vascular Surgery faculty staff rotations at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, UCLA Santa Monica, and the Olive View UCLA Medical Center, providing residents and fellows with a continuity of clinical experience across multiple training sites. For more information, please call the Vascular Surgery Education Office at (310) 825-8778.