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, uterus, 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 ASTS match will be coordinated through the SF Match Residency and Fellowship Match Services.

The transplant training program offered at Penn is a two-year clinical fellowship with opportunities for clinical research. Additional years for laboratory research may be available for specific individuals who arrange for this in advance. The program accept 1 fellow per year. (Complete list of the transplant faculty.)

HUP Transplant
Volume for FY19
Kidney 236
Liver 140
Pancreas 13

CHOP Transplant
Volume for FY19
Kidney 14
Liver 18


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.