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Organ Transplantation – UI Health

Updated: 06/28/2024

Instructor’s Note: unpredictable- depends on organ donor availability.

To provide medical and surgical experience in clinical kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation. This includes those aspects related to the medical care of patients with renal and liver failure in general (i.e. fluid and electrolytes, diet, hemodialysis and management of hypertension) and diabetes. Also, instruction is provided related specifically to transplant recipients (i.e. eligibility, immunological considerations, transplant surgery, immunosuppression, etc.) as well as vascular access surgery and organ donation.

Thorough working knowledge of organ donation, transplantation and immuno suppression.

Opportunity for clinical investigation may be provided, and laboratory experience when requested. Also, when called upon, the student can accompany the team to retrieve organs from an organ donor. Instructional methods: Bedside and didactic rounds, outpatient clinics, small animal surgery, divisional conferences, student presentation. Number of patients/week: 5-10 inpatients and 20-40 outpatients. Minimum of 4 weeks on rotation.

Subjective clinical evaluation by faculty.

Administrative Information Heading link

  • Program Number

    ELEC 677

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Dr. Spaggiari

    Coordinator:  Joanna Olazar
    Telephone: 312-413-3379

    For Scheduling Elective
    Contact:  Tricia Harvat

  • Program Information

    Location: UI Health

    Duration: 2 week or 4 week
    Weekends: Yes
    Students Accepted: Min. 0 Max. 2
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
    Laboratory/Independent Study: 4 lab/independent study
    Outpatient: 8
    Inpatient: 24
    Total Hours /Week: 36

  • Reporting Instructions

    Students should report to the 7th floor Transplant unit at 6:30 AM and ask for the Transplant Attending.