The Lung Transplant Fellowship is an advanced one-year fellowship offered through the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The fellowship develops proficiency in transplantation and experience in comprehensive management of lung transplantation.  The fellowship includes care for patients with advanced lung disease, evaluation of potential transplant candidates, and the entire spectrum of care for lung transplant recipients.

This one-year fellowship is offered to those who have completed a fellowship PGY 7 level or greater and seeking advanced training in the sub-specialty of lung transplantation.

The fellow will be responsible for the preoperative evaluation and optimization of patients, transplantation, and postoperative care and management of patients. Additionally, the fellow participates in the evaluation of donor lungs and travel for donor organ procurement.  The fellow will participate in biopsies, long term management of immunosuppression, pathology rounds, and the procurement of organs.

The fellowship is for a one-year period for individuals who have completed the ABS or ABTS requirements or their equivalent. The applicant must hold citizenship or appropriate visa status.

Fellows participate in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient transplant care.  At the conclusion of the program year they will gain clinical expertise in:

  • Assessing patients with end-stage lung disease
  • Evaluating patient eligibility for lung transplant
  • Management of medical needs through the transplant period
  • Provide lifelong post-transplant care

Fellows benefit from exposure to groundbreaking research and the opportunity to work with experts in the field. Educational and training programs for lung transplantation are offered in the form of conferences, grand rounds and a journal club.


There is one position available on a competitive basis each year in the Lung Transplantation Fellowship

Application process

Our program accepts applications for this fellowship beginning September through the end of January.

Currently, we are not filling the position for the upcoming academic year. For any questions please email:

We require the following supporting documents to be submitted for your complete application packet

  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Photo (optional)

Foreign medical graduates must have Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification.