Program Overview

Program Director

Peter Abt

Peter L. Abt, MD

The Division of Transplantation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Transplant Institute is one of busiest clinical transplant centers in the country, with active intraabdominal programs in liver, kidney, pancreas and islet cell transplantation providing exceptional comprehensive care for the transplant recipient. The kidney and liver training programs are accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). The Penn Transplant Fellowships participates in the National Residency Matching Program.

The transplant training program offered at Penn is a two-year clinical fellowship with opportunities for clinical research. Additional years for laboratory may be available for specific individuals who arrange for this in advance. The program accept 3 fellows, alternating one fellow per year with 2 fellows per year. (Complete list of the transplant faculty.)

HUP Transplant
Volume for FY16
Kidney 179
Liver 134

CHOP Transplant
Volume for FY16
Kidney 16
Liver 9


We pride ourselves on training well-rounded transplant surgeons, with exposure to kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation as well as a busy pediatric program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The best way to judge the success of a transplant program is by its outcomes. The Penn Transplant Institute has an extraordinary history of outstanding outcomes for both organ and patient survival. The statistics below show one-month, one-year and three-year patient and organ survival rates for the Penn liver transplant program versus the national average.