Abdominal Organ Transplantation Program

Program description

The Abdominal Organ Transplantation Program at USC has been in operation since 1996. The program provides the following services:

1. Adult and pediatric deceased donor and live donor liver transplantation
2. Adult and pediatric deceased donor and live donor kidney transplantation
3. Adult pancreas transplantation
4. Pediatric intestinal and multivisceral transplantation
5. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery

At the current time, the program includes seven surgeons, two transplant nephrologists and seven transplant hepatologists. There also are dedicated anesthesiologists. The infrastructure includes transplant coordinators, social workers, financial counselors, dieticians and a support staff. There is an active clinical research section that works within the clinical program to provide new immunosuppressive agents and conduct industry-sponsored as well as investigator-initiated research.

The program is an American Society of Transplantation Surgery Kidney and Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Accredited Fellowship. Our program performs more than 100 liver transplants and more than 100 kidney transplants a year, as well as over 300 hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgeries.

Level of training: Abdominal Organ Transplantation Fellowship
Length of fellowship: two years

Hospital rotation sites

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center


You can request and submit your application by emailing zoe.bowens@med.usc.edu. You also can submit your application by fax at (323) 442-8168.

You must include the following documents in your submission:

  • Photograph
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores
  • ABSITES scores (all PGY levels)
  • Two to three letters of recommendation; the letters should be addressed to the program director:

Linda Sher, MD, Program Director
Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
USC Healthcare Consultation Center II
1510 San Pablo Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact information

Alejandra Orozco
Program Coordinator
1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 4300 Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 442-8168
Email: zoe.bowens@med.usc.edu