The Kidney/Pancreas Transplant fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited training program. In this two-year program, urology and/or general surgery graduates receive training in all aspects of kidney and pancreas transplantation, and gain thorough understanding of transplant candidate evaluation. They are exposed to the care of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients throughout the perioperative period, and they also receive training in post-transplant management.

As this primarily is a surgical fellowship, fellows participate in all operative procedures related to kidney and pancreas transplantation; specifically, organ procurement, bench preparation, revascularization and implantation of the organ, and drainage of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract. Fellows also gain abundant experience in laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy as well as multiple organ procurement from deceased organ donors.

Fellows are an integral part of the inpatient Kidney/Pancreas Transplant service. Along with nephrology fellows, urology fellows work with a multidisciplinary clinic composed of surgeons, transplant nephrologists and transplant coordinators.

Regularly performed procedures

  • Kidney transplants
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Multiple Organ Procurement
  • Pancreas transplants

Fellowship faculty



How to Apply

Application and acceptance to the Cleveland Clinic Kidney/Pancreas Transplant fellowship program occurs through the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Prospective applicants should contact the program directly approximately 18 to 24 months prior to starting the fellowship. They should anticipate attending an interview and, as per the NRMP, complete their rank order lists by May. Match results are known by June of the year prior to start of training.

Contact Information

Venkatesh Krishnamurthi, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Q10-1
Cleveland, OH 44195

For any further questions or details, please email the Urology Fellowship Coordinator at


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