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Abdominal Organ Transplantation Anesthesia

Program Description

Abdominal Organ Transplantation Anesthesia (TGH) Toronto General Hospital (3-4 positions per year). 

The liver transplantation and major abdominal surgical oncology anesthesia fellowship program was developed at Toronto General Hospital. The fellow will be actively involved in the peri-operative and intra-operative care of patients undergoing liver transplant, kidney transplant, kidney-pancreas transplant and occasional cluster transplantation.

Another component of this fellowship is the anesthetic care of patients undergoing major abdominal surgical oncological procedures. Fellows are assigned to see patients that are candidates for abdominal organ transplants. The fellow will assess the patient, review the considerations for transplant with the consult clinic attending and together they will plan further investigations and optimization. 

There is an expanding living related program for both the liver and kidney recipients. In addition to transplant recipients the fellows will be involved in the screening and teaching of prospective living related donors. Counseling regarding thoracic epidurals and the management of postoperative pain is a major commitment of the department and the transplant program.   

Program Lead(s)

Dr. Stuart McCluskey

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