Dr. Dellys Soler-Rodriguez examining teen boy in clinic

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, offers a one-year advanced fellowship in pediatric transplant hepatology to one qualified, promising physician. Our fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and meets the requirements for the American Board of Pediatrics Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology.

As one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, Children’s has the expertise and clinical capacity to treat children with liver disease from the entirety of metro Atlanta and much of Georgia, a clinical catchment area with a population of more than 10 million. This is one of the country’s largest catchments for a single hospital system. Our dedicated team of pediatric hepatologists is experienced in the medical management of children with all types of liver diseases, from the most common to those rarely seen outside top pediatric hospitals.

We are also uniquely positioned to advance research nationally by leveraging the vast capabilities in Atlanta, including:

At Children’s, you also gain exposure to a high volume and variety of cases in one of the nation’s largest pediatric healthcare systems.

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  • US News & World Report: Children’s consistently ranks among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals. This report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation.
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  • Working Mother magazine: Children’s has been named one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” for more than a decade.

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Clinical rotations range from a total of six to nine months (depending on prior experience).

  • Rotations include inpatient and consultation service, outpatient transplant, and general pediatric hepatology clinics with additional emphasis on pediatric obesity.
  • Regular scheduled pathology and radiology conferences are held.
  • Interaction and exposure to adult hepatology is present.

In the multidisciplinary liver transplant clinics, fellows become familiar with the evaluation of patients with advanced liver disease, including the management of ascites, encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, abnormal growth and nutrition, as well as long-term management of a pediatric liver transplant recipient.

Under the supervision of our pediatric hepatology faculty, fellows see patients in the clinic and follow them pre-operatively, perioperatively and post-operatively, managing all aspects of a patient’s care. Additionally, fellows are exposed to transplant immunology, living donor liver transplantation and research opportunities in transplant hepatology.

In order to be considered, applicants must have completed a three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology.

A completed application file includes the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation in support of the application. At least two of the letters should come from a current pediatric gastroenterology faculty member. Letters should be sent directly by the faculty members.

Required documents should be mailed to Dellys M. Soler Rodriguez, MD, Hepatology Program Director and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine:

Emory Children’s Center Building
Attn: Dellys Soler Rodriguez, MD
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
2015 Uppergate Drive NE, Second Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322

Email Dr. Soler Rodriguez for more information.