The fellow is expected to participate in the clinical research mission of our Section. A clinico-pathologic database is available and prospectively maintained to assist with clinical research projects. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, several ongoing clinical research projects within the sections of HPB-GI Surgery and Transplantation. The fellow meets with the program director within the first month of the fellowship to delineate clinical research opportunities and available projects. Within the Section, we have a strong record of presenting important clinical and basic research findings at national meetings and in peer-reviewed publications.