Anesthesia for Abdominal Organ Transplantation

Ochsner’s Multi-Organ Transplant Institute offers a 1-year non-ACGME accredited program. One fellow will be accepted to the program each year. This position is open to applicants who completed an accredited anesthesiology residency training program and are board eligible. The fellowship in Anesthesia for Abdominal Organ Transplantation is available at Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway located in New Orleans, LA and offers comprehensive training in perioperative care of adult patients undergoing abdominal organ transplant.

Louisiana’s first liver transplant was performed at Ochsner in 1975. Since that time, more than 1500 adult and pediatric liver transplant operations have been performed.  In 2013, Ochsner performed 175 liver transplants, making it the leader among 137 U.S. medical centers.  More than 100 combined liver-kidney transplant cases have been completed since 1990. Since 1984, over 1500 kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants have been performed. 

In 2013 Ochsner also performed 138 kidney-pancreas transplants taking the lead among 116 U.S. medical centers. These numbers account for nearly 3 percent of the nation’s liver and kidney-pancreas transplants. This case mix provides the fellow with an excellent clinical experience in the complex management of this specialty.