Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship are closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship will be accepted until November 30, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
For more information and to apply, email the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be reviewed once all application materials have been received.
Dhruv Verma, MD, MS
Transplant Hepatology Fellow
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Verma completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara where he majored in biology and graduated with departmental honors/distinction in the major. He attended Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, IL where he obtained a master’s in physiology and subsequently his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. His training continued with internal medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center.
After finishing his residency training, Dr. Verma worked as an internal medicine attending physician at Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals where he also worked in hepatology clinic treating patients with a wide spectrum of liver disorders. This was followed by gastroenterology fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center where he was selected as chief fellow in his senior year. Dr Verma is board certified in internal medicine and will sit for the gastroenterology boards in fall of 2020. Dr Verma has presented original research in fatty liver disease and hepatitis C at Digestive Disease Week® and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual conferences.