William Chapman, MD

We are extremely pleased by your interest in the Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals — Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

The choice of a fellowship program is one of the most critical decisions a physician will make during his or her medical career. Our training program provides an intense, rewarding and exhilarating experience that dramatically shapes the development of our fellows as transplant surgeons.

Under the auspices of the Department of Surgery, our program provides fellows with a broad experience in the latest clinical transplant techniques and immunosuppression strategies, with a rigorous grounding in investigative medicine.

We prepare fellows for careers as practicing transplant surgeons responsible for the care of patients with advanced organ failure. As a part of one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, the program also produces physicians highly qualified to pursue careers in academic medicine.

The combination of a vigorous medical school and busy, modern hospitals offers the trainee the best environment in which to fulfill his or her potential, with open access to substantial clinical and scientific resources. Washington University also is well known for, and promotes, the sharing of information among disciplines.

This is an exciting time in the field of transplantation, and we are committed to providing outstanding fellowship training opportunities at the leading edge of transplantation.

We look forward to your application.


William C. Chapman, MD, FACS
Eugene M. Bricker Chair of Surgery
Chief, Section of Abdominal Transplantation
Chief, Division of General Surgery