North & Latin American Exchange Grant

The 2018 AHPBA North & Latin American Exchange Grant deadline has now expired. The 2019 award application will open in January and be due by July 1, 2019. Please check back at that time to apply for next year’s opportunities.

The purpose of this grant is to support one week of travel for successful applicants to train in another country’s institution. The goal of the program is to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices between HPB surgeons in North and Latin America.

Three grants are available for the Research Committee to distribute. Each grant is $5,000 and is intended to offset the cost of travel and accommodations. In order to apply, candidates must submit a letter on intention, copy of your CV and a letter of support from your desired institution of travel.

2018 Grant Recipients

Eduardo Andres Briceno Valenzuela, MD

Clinical Hospital of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Travel Destination:
University of Toronto

Cristina R. Ferrone, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Travel Destination:
Hospital Italiano in Buenos Aires

Hari Nathan, MD, PhD

University of Michigan

Travel Destination:
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

2016 Grant Recipients

Victor Zaydfudim, MD, MPH

University of Virginia Health System

Travel Destination:
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Gilton Marques Fonseca, MD

University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil

Travel Destination:
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Juan Francisco Guerra, MD

Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Travel Destination:
MD Anderson Cancer Center

2015 Grant Recipients

Quyen D. Chu, MD

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Travel Destination:
Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rodrigo Sanchez Claria, MD

Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires

Travel Destination:
Washington University School of Medicine

Pablo Cantileno, MD

Hospital de Clinicas, Montevida, Uruguay

Travel Destination:
Florida Hospital