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Organ Transplantation

Kidney transplant fellowship at Scripps Health in San Diego

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Kidney transplant fellowship at Scripps Health in San Diego

The Scripps Center for Organ Transplant Program at Scripps Green Hospital/Scripps Clinic has an approved two-year American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) fellowship in kidney transplantation. In addition to kidney transplantation, the fellowship will include participation in liver and pancreas transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.


Candidates should be a graduate fully trained in General Surgery or Urology (American Board certified or eligible).

Program highlights

  • Annually, the program transplants over 100 organs with an average of 70 kidney transplants per year and an active hepatobiliary service. 
  • The fellowship will include participation in multiorgan procurements; liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation; and hepatobiliary surgery.
  • The fellowship is a combined research and clinical program with a Scripps fellowship in clinical translational investigation sponsored by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) created by the National Institute of Health and a clinical translational science award (CTSA).
  • Courses include clinical investigation, bio-statistics, human genetics and genomics, molecular medicine and applied bioinformatics.

Message from the director

Hear directly from the fellowship program director and division leader Christopher Marsh, MD, and his colleagues about what to expect from this two-year program in Southern California. 

Training sites, rotations and lectures

The fellowship program is designed to focus on advanced training in the hospital setting to help fellows prepare for future practice.

Training sites

Faculty and fellows

Kidney transplant fellowship clinical faculty members bring a breadth of knowledge to the fellowship program and enjoy sharing their years of experience with each of our fellows.

Research opportunities 

Scripps Clinic has a rich history in clinical research, ranging from basic science to clinical trials. Fellows in the ASTS program are expected to participate in research projects and contribute to medical literature.


Salary and benefits 

Fellows at Scripps Health receive a standardized compensation package that includes a base salary, health insurance benefits, an educational allowance, paid vacation days, paid sick days and other benefits.

How to apply

Apply for a Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green fellowship program.