Fellowship in HPB & Transplantation Surgery


Aim of the Fellowship

The Fellowship history begann in the year 2000. The aim of the Fellowship in HPB and Transplantation program is to provide the trainee with the basic and clinical education and experience necessary for that individual to develop expertise in the understanding, diagnosis, and management (including the necessary surgical skills) in the treatment of diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas. The emphasis on Surgical Oncology derives directly from the spectrum of clinical activity in the programme. Clinical and/or translational research productivity is a vital component of the Fellowship. The curriculum was developed to provide a checklist for our fellows in HPB and Transplant surgery. It also guides visiting physicians in their course of study and defines key areas of knowledge necessary for understanding the basic concepts of transplantation surgery.

Curriculum:           HPB & Transplantation Fellowship Zurich         Curriculum Fellowship 

Former Fellows:   Swiss HPB & Transplantation Center Zurich      Swiss HPB Center Tour      


Fellowship Faculty

Program Director:Henrik Petrowsky, MD, FACS
Adress:University Hospital Zurich
Department of Visceral- and Transplant Surgery
Rämistrasse 100
CH-8091 Zürich, Switzerland
Phone:+41 44 255 11 35
Telefax:+41 44 255 13 20



Duration & Salary

Fellowship Duration & Salary

Clinical years:                                                                    

3 (1 year in a 'complemantary' center)

Clinical / Basic Research:         

20% protected time; >2 articles expected/year                                  

Number of Fellows:


Salary provided:Yes
Annual Case Volume

Average Annual HPB Fellow Case Volume

Liver Resection/Ablation:                   > 40

Pancreas Surgery:                                10

Biliary Surgery (Complex):                 < 10

Annual Transplantation Experience

Annual Transplantation Experience

Liver Transplantation:                            25

Pancreas Transplantation:                    10

Organ Procurement:                             25