Guidelines for Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia
Developed By: Committee on Transplant Anesthesia
Last Amended: October 23, 2019 (original approval: October 21, 2009)
Liver transplant programs shall designate a Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia.
The Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia shall be a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (or hold an equivalent foreign certification).
The Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia must have at least one of the following:
1. Fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine, Cardiac Anesthesiology or Transplant Anesthesiology that includes the perioperative care of at least 10 liver transplant recipients, or
2. Within the last five years, experience in the perioperative care of at least 20 liver transplant recipients in the operating room. Experience acquired during postgraduate (residency) training shall not count for this purpose.
The Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia shall earn a minimum of eight hours of ACCME Category I CME credit in transplant-related educational activities within the most recent three-year period.