Heart-Lung & Lung Transplants

Program Director, Heart-Lung & Lung Transplant Fellowship

Gundeep Dhillon, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

(650) 723-6381


This fellowship is devoted exclusively to clinical training and research in heart-lung and lung transplantation and is designed to prepare trainees for academic careers in transplantation. The Heart-Lung and Lung Transplantation Program is a complex medical-surgical collaboration between the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Direct supervision and teaching is provided by the medical and surgical faculty of the Heart-Lung & Lung Transplantation Program. The duration of the fellowship program is one to two years.

Clinical Responsibilities

The clinical service includes evaluation, education, and selection of candidates for heart-lung or lung transplantation, and the follow-up of patients awaiting transplantation. These functions are performed principally at the weekly pre-transplant clinic and at weekly conferences attended by the medical, surgical, radiology, psychiatric, and social services staff. Patients are referred from across the nation and represent an exceptional variety of lung and heart pathophysiology. Inpatient and outpatient management and long term follow-up of transplant recipients. Key components of this include the management of multi-drug immunosuppressive regimens, and surveillance for and treatment of infection and allograft rejection.

Applicant Requirements

  • • Residency in internal medicine
  • • Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • • Equivalent experience in related areas may also be given consideration.

Specific Activities Include

  • • Two outpatient adult and two outpatient pediatric post-transplant clinics per week, through which the transplant medical team provides both primary and transplant- related care.
  • • Inpatient management, including critical care and ward management of transplant recipients. The transplant fellow plays a consultative role during the initial transplant admission, but is the primary physician for subsequent admissions, under faculty supervision.
  • • Frequent bronchoscopic examinations for diagnosis of infection and allograft rejection.
  • • Interpretation of frequent pulmonary function tests.
  • • Interpretation of daily radiographic studies.
  • • Review of all heart and lung biopsy specimens.
  • • Supervision and teaching of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellow rotating on the transplant service.


Contact the fellowship coordinator with any questions about this program.

Ashvinder Khanna
Fellowship Coordinator
Email:  aashi@stanford.edu
Tel: (650)723-1150

Mailing Address:
Stanford University Medical Center
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, Rm H3143
Stanford, CA 94305-5236