List of Accredited Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Programs

The following programs are accredited by the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program, LLC. To filter the programs by state/province or to view the complete list of accredited programs, simply use the drop down filter on the right hand side.

Alberta

University of Alberta

The fellow will perform supervised care for kidney transplant and kidney-pancreas transplant recipient patients, inpatient and outpatient, at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In addition, the fellow will rotate on services of transplant infectious diseases, radiology, tissue typing laboratory, renal pathology and observation of organ retrieval and transplant surgery. There will be opportunity to participate in either bench or clinical research during the fellowship program. There are multiple formal educational rounds offered related to transplantation that the fellow will participate in.

Work permits are required for foreign trainees.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Emily Christie, MD
Location:
Edmonton, AB
For questions contact:
Emily Christie, MD
Phone:
780-492-9117

Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship is a one-year clinical fellowship. The transplant fellow will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing care to 250-300 new kidney transplant recipients each year. The fellow will gain particular expertise in transplant immunology, the management of organ rejection and diagnosing and managing complications arising from immunosuppression. Fellows will also gain experience with managing multi-organ transplants particularly kidney-pancreas transplants. Our program works with an exceptional immuno-histocompatibility laboratory, renal pathology service and transplant infectious diseases team. Fellows receive a stipend to attend AST sponsored educational events and conferences and have the opportunity to engage in clinical research.

Program also accepts H1-B Visas.
Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted January through August of current year for next year's fellowship program. Interviews are conducted July through September of year prior to fellowship start. Anticipated selection & offer to be made in Oct./Nov.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Song Ong, MD
Location:
Birmingham, AL
For questions contact:
Jessica Hargrove
Phone:
205-934-7023

Arizona

Mayo Clinic Arizona

The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, provides outstanding clinical and research experience in kidney transplantation, as well as the opportunity to develop expertise in pancreas transplantation. Mayo Clinic offers a rigorous academic environment and comprehensive training in all areas of transplant nephrology.

The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, began in 2013 with successful placement of fellows in the career of choice. The fellowship anticipates that two fellows will complete this program annually. Successful completion of the fellowship allows fellows to meet the criteria for AST accreditation. In addition, fellows are able to meet requirements set forth by the united network for organ sharing( UNOS ) for designation as both a renal transplant physician and a pancreas transplant physician.

Unique fellowship opportunities include:

  • Managing kidney and pancreas recipients in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the continuum of care, from the initial evaluation process through long-term follow-up care
  • Utilizing the full spectrum in deceased donor organs
  • Applying innovative, multidisciplinary protocols for living-donor and deceased-donor kidney transplantation with an active paired kidney donation program
  • Having a dedicated pathology block with renal pathologist reviewing biopsies and receiving one-on-one didactic training
  • Spending one rotation working with transplant infectious disease specialists with a focus on infections in solid organ transplants
  • Accompanying the transplant surgery team on organ procurements
  • Functioning as junior faculty with integrated medical/surgical co-management
  • Receiving exceptional support from advanced practice providers and allied health staff
  • Having four weeks of dedicated research time with transplant nephrologists who have funded research projects
  • Receiving a well-rounded education with comprehensive lecture series and didactics
  • Achieving eligibility for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification in both kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Onsite HLA lab with dedicated teaching block with HLA directors
  • The fellowship prioritizes fellow wellness and provides resources including half a day per month of wellness time.

The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, provides outstanding clinical and research experience in kidney transplantation, as well as the opportunity to develop expertise in pancreas transplantation. The Phoenix campus of Mayo Clinic offers a rigorous academic environment and comprehensive training in all areas of transplant nephrology. The fellowship is ingrained in the Mayo Clinic culture which is built on teamwork and mutual respect. The fellowship is committed to creating a stimulating, inclusive, and adaptive learning environment and is dedicated to enhancing the wellness of the fellow.

Competitive stipend and benefits package includes one paid Continuing Medical Education trip and registration, paid presentation trip days, 15 days of paid vacation per year, and an annual meal allowance. Educational goals for the Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona include:

  • Proficiently managing patients needing kidney and pancreas transplants throughout the continuum of care, from the initial evaluation process through long-term follow-up care
  • Preparing for a successful career in transplant nephrology with an emphasis on kidney or pancreas transplantation
  • Applying innovative, multidisciplinary protocols for living-donor and deceased-donor kidney transplantation with an active paired kidney donation program
  • Achieving eligibility for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification in kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Obtaining expanded academic and research experience in organ transplantation
The program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted February-September of the previous academic year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Sumi Nair, MD
Location:
Scottsdale, AZ
For questions contact:
Megan McDaniel
Phone:
480-574-4032

British Columbia

University of British Columbia

This is a one year Clinical Fellowship accredited by the American Society of Transplantation under the direction of Dr. Olwyn Johnston. UBC has an active kidney, kidney/pancreas program performing approximately 300 transplants per year at two sites. The fellowship involves all aspects of pre-, peri-, and post-transplant medical care. It also includes donor evaluation, donor acceptance, patient wait-list management, and all medical aspects of care. The fellowship offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical training including dedicated blocks to transplant infectious disease and transplant immunology laboratory experience.

Qualified applicants must have completed Nephrology training and be eligible for an educational license in British Columbia.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted between September 1st and September 30th each year for the following academic year (e.g. September 2022 for the academic year July 2023-June 2024).
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Olwyn Johnston, MD
Location:
Vancouver, BC
For questions contact:
Maeve Lalor
Phone:
604-682-2344 ext:62232

California

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

The transplant medicine fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is designed to provide the trainee with a well-rounded education in clinical kidney transplantation, transplant immunology and in transplant immunology research. At the end of the one-year program the trainee should be able to function independently in all aspects of clinical kidney transplantation and should be familiar with basic transplant research. The fellowship is primarily clinical. The goals of the fellowship in general transplant nephrology are to provide the transplant nephrology fellows with the capability and experience to diagnose and manage all transplant related disorders to understand the physiology of allograft rejection and calcineurin toxicity to develop special expertise in the normal variations in renal function in the transplant patients, and to be familiar with the unique renal lesions associated with chronic rejection and viral infections in the immunocompromised host.

Applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Jun Shoji, MD
Location:
West Hollywood, CA
For questions contact:
Jun, Shoji

Loma Linda University Medical Center

The kidney transplant program at Loma Linda University offers a very robust clinical fellowship year. Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of kidney transplantation including pre-transplant, post-transplant and living kidney donors. Our program has recently become one of the largest pancreas transplant programs in the state. The fellow will be part of a close and collaborative multidisciplinary organ transplant team.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Rafael Villicana, MD
Location:
San Bernardino, CA
For questions contact:
Rafael Villicana, MD
Phone:
909-558-3644

Stanford University

The Stanford transplant nephrology fellowship program started in 2006. The fellowship program provides training in a well-functioning multidisciplinary transplant team which includes transplant surgery fellows, in an institution with very active solid organ and hematopoietic cell transplant programs, an excellent renal pathology service and an excellent histocompatibility laboratory. The fellowship is primarily a clinical experience, but there is opportunity for engagement in research. Many of our graduates hold positions in academic transplant.

Program is on an academic year cycle and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Adetokunbo Odunaiya, MD
Location:
Stanford, CA
For questions contact:
Lynn Clinton
Phone:
650-725-6919

University of California Davis Medical Center

The University of California Davis offers a one-year fellowship to qualified board eligible nephrologists. The program is one of the largest kidney transplant programs in the United States with 250-300 kidney transplants conducted annually. Candidates will acquire vast experience in all aspects of kidney and pancreas transplant including pre-transplant evaluation, re-evaluation of listed patients living donor candidates, kidney biopsies and follow up of post-transplant patients in both in-patient and out-patient setting. We encourage clinical research in areas of fellows’ interest. The experience provided will enable the candidate to serve as a medical director of a kidney and transplant program in accordance with accepted guidelines.

Program is on a calendar year cycle and applications are accepted from September to January.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Ling Chen, MD
Location:
Sacramento, CA
For questions contact:
Ling Chen, MD
Phone:
916-734-3761

University of California Los Angeles

The UCLA Kidney Transplant program offers a one-year Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. This fellowship has been training fellows for over 20 years. We offer a “hands-on” experience with training in all clinical aspects of kidney and pancreas transplantation. You will have ample opportunity for participation in clinical, translational or lab-based research projects. A second research year may also be available. The transplant fellow will be supported to attend AST conferences. This is an opportunity to live and train in beautiful Los Angeles. Housing stipend is included with the position. Interviews are on a rolling basis. Please do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted July 1 - December 30.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Julie Yabu, MD, MTM
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
For questions contact:
Ruth Manley, Julie Yabu, MD, MTM
Phone:
310-206-6741

University of California San Diego

The UC San Diego Health Kidney Transplant Nephrology Fellowship is a one year training program designed for trainees who have completed a standard two-year nephrology fellowship and are Nephrology board eligible. The Transplant Fellowship provides specialty training in kidney transplantation and fulfills UNOS requirements for designation as a Transplant Physician at UNOS accredited transplant programs. The Transplant Fellow is an integral member of the transplant team and receives broad, firsthand experience and training in all aspects of kidney transplantation, from evaluation prior to transplant to management of the recipient with a failing allograft. The fellow also is trained in the evaluation and management of multi-organ transplant recipients. Designated time is spent in pathology, the HLA laboratory and at Lifesharing, the local organ procurement organization. The fellow also receives training in handling of donor offers. The fellowship provides the opportunity for electives and involvement in clinical and basic research. The Transplant Fellow attends national AST sponsored educational programs as well as national transplant and nephrology meetings.

Program is on an academic year calendar, and applications are accepted from August 1 through November 1.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Adnan Khan, MD
Location:
San Diego, CA
For questions contact:
Janice Thomas

University of California San Francisco

The transplant nephrology training program at UCSF is a one-year clinical fellowship. Fellows spend a total of 6 months on the inpatient service and 6 months in the outpatient setting. The inpatient service is a combined medical-surgical team and includes new transplant recipients and transplant patients admitted for complications related to their transplant. The outpatient experience includes post-transplant clinic, recipient evaluation clinic, living donor evaluations, and weekly multi-disciplinary selection conference. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue research projects during the outpatient rotation. Didactic teaching includes weekly transplant lectures, journal club, weekly renal grand rounds, and a structured HLA course. Fellows also attend pathology conference daily during their inpatient rotation.

The program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted between July and December.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Adrian Whelan, MD
Location:
San Francisco, CA
For questions contact:
Tiffany Tam
Phone:
415-514-5575

University of Southern California

The mission of the University of Southern California Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program is to educate Fellows in the comprehensive assessment and management of kidney transplant recipients. The training program at the Keck Medical Center of USC will provide fellows an excellent subspecialty education in this aspect of kidney diseases. The program is organized to provide the Fellow competency in the specialty as established by American Society of Transplantation and United Network of Organ Sharing guidelines.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Thin Thin Maw, MD
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
For questions contact:
Lodel Caplan
Phone:
323-409-7307

Colorado

University of Colorado

The AST-accredited transplant nephrology fellowship program at The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive training program covering all aspects of transplant nephrology for physicians who have satisfied their ACGME general nephrology clinical training obligations. Both one-year (clinical) and two-year (research track) training options are available. We are a high-volume transplant center, performing over 300 kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants per year. The transplant fellowship year involves equal time spent in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Transplant nephrology fellows gain experience working closely with transplant nephrology faculty, surgeons, pharmacists, social workers, and nurses to provide exceptional care to our patients. Transplant nephrology fellows can expect to gain experience in all pertinent areas of clinical transplant nephrology including pre-transplant donor and recipient evaluation and selection, post-operative immunosuppression management, evaluation and management of graft dysfunction, desensitization, and paired exchange.

Additional aspects of the training program include:

  • A protocol biopsy program offering ample opportunity for fellows to gain biopsy experience.
  • Optional transplant infectious disease and transplant pathology elective rotations.
  • Dedicated time in the tissue-typing center where fellows will gain expertise in cross-match techniques and interpretation.

Year-round education includes:

  • Regularly scheduled journal clubs, transplant case conferences, and transplant pathology conferences
  • Scheduled didactic sessions covering, but not limited to, the AST-recommended education curriculum topics.
  • Patient-specific bedside teaching during daily multidisciplinary rounds
  • Participation in weekly multidisciplinary donor, waitlist, and recipient selection meetings
  • Optional general nephrology educational conferences including didactic lectures, journal clubs, case conferences, and pathology conferences
  • Clinical or translational research projects mentored by academically recognized transplant nephrology faculty.
Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted at any time.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Erik Stites, MD
Location:
Aurora, CO
For questions contact:
Krystal Kramer
Phone:
303-724-4830

Connecticut

Yale University School of Medicine

The Section of Nephrology, Section of Transplantation and Immunology and Yale New Haven Transplantation Center offers an intensive year in advanced clinical training in transplant nephrology to applicants that have completed an ACGME-certified fellowship in nephrology. While the fellowship is structured so that the fellow will qualify as a UNOS-certified Kidney Transplant Program Medical Director, our mission is to provide a scholarly training environment for fellows to become competent transplant nephrologists who will serve as future leaders of transplant programs and contribute academically to the field of kidney and pancreas transplantation.

The fellowship offers a very thorough exposure to both inpatient and outpatient management of kidney and pancreas transplantation, both before and after transplantation. The fellow is an integral part of the multidisciplinary care team during their training and actively participates in patient management and all aspects of the transplant program, including donor and  recipient selection and quality and performance improvement initiatives. They are also required to participate in meaningful clinical research and in other academic conferences sponsored by the Section of Nephrology and the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center.

Each transplant nephrology fellow is expected to develop a small project or clinical trial in the field of transplantation during their fellowship year. Our faculty, which collectively has unique expertise in the areas of transplantation, immunology, and clinic research, are available to mentor the transplant fellow during this process. Naturally, many other members of the Yale community are available to provide scientific guidance as well. Opportunities are also available for the trainee with an interest in pursuing basic laboratory research.

Our mission is to provide a scholarly training environment for fellows to become competent transplant nephrologists who will serve as future leaders of transplant programs and contribute academically to the field of kidney and pancreas transplantation. The many conferences and teaching opportunities offered through our joint departments complements a rigorous clinical experience that prepares the fellow to be a highly competent specialist in the field of transplant nephrology.

Program is on an academic year cycle and applications are accepted from June 1 - October 31.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
William Asch, MD
Location:
New Haven, CT
For questions contact:
Deepa Babu
Phone:
203-785-3472

District Of Columbia

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

The transplant nephrology fellowship's goal is to provide exposure in all aspects of transplantation. This includes an education focused on immunology/HLA, living donor and recipient evaluation, combined organ transplantation and immediate and long term management of transplant patients at a busy transplant center. There is a dedicated curriculum through the year with time dedicated for research and electives.

Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Alexander Gilbert, MD
Location:
Washington, DC
For questions contact:
Leslie McDonald
Phone:
202-444-1106

Florida

Cleveland Clinic Florida

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Kidney Transplant Treatment Program, we perform between 150-200 kidney transplants annually. We strongly believe that the ideal training program should provide the right mix of education, clinical volume, academic complexity and innovation.

Our fellowship program consists of a comprehensive curriculum in pre-kidney transplant evaluations, care of patients’ post- kidney transplant (inpatient and outpatient setting). Our large volume kidney transplant program allows training in living donor evaluations and follow ups, along with skilled development in histocompatibility and immunosuppression management. Our high volume kidney transplant program continues to grow every year and you will be exposed to a variety of patients with not only renal failure but patients with a multitude of medical issues that needs to be sorted through.

Every day we strive to innovate and increase access to transplantation by expanding the donor pool. We continue to promote our living donor program by encouraging recipients to identify living donor ambassadors that can promote donation and help them identify potential donors. In addition, we actively participate in paired exchange programs, which further increased our Living Donor Kidney Transplant volumes. At the Cleveland Clinic, we educate our fellows to become leaders in the field of transplantation by never accepting the status quo and by embracing relentless innovation. Our goal is to attract the finest candidates.

Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Neerja Agrawal, MD
Location:
Weston, FL
For questions contact:
Lauren Eadeh
Phone:
954-649-7453

Mayo Clinic Florida

The renal transplant fellowship program at Mayo Clinic Florida is a one-year fellowship open to General Nephrology trainees/graduates and is dedicated to providing education and extensive clinical exposure in the medical and surgical management of renal, pancreas and other solid organ transplant patients. Our goal is to have trainees succeed in growing their clinical expertise and knowledge to provide the utmost personalized care for transplant patients. The fully supervised training curriculum combines 6 months on the inpatient hospital service, 3 months of outpatient clinic. The remaining months are dedicated to research with a mentor, transplant Infectious Disease experience as well as HLA lab, renal transplant pathology, acquisition of skill in performing renal allograft biopsies and apheresis. The trainee is also involved in recipient and donor selection, as well as morbidity and mortality rounds which optimizes and rounds off the trainees learning experience.

Program is on a calendar year cycle and applications are typically accepted from August through March.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Mary Prendergast, MD
Location:
Jacksonville, FL
For questions contact:
Mary Prendergast, MD
Phone:
904-956-3360

Miami Transplant Institute

The UM/JMH Transplant Fellowship Program provides a vast opportunity to nephrology transplant fellows due to the number of transplants done per year: Approximately 400 kidney transplants this past year and around 13 simultaneous pancreas- kidney transplants. We also provide numerous procedure opportunities in particular kidney transplant biopsies. In regards to clinical experience in the outpatient setting, we have ongoing follow-up of 1,000 future transplant recipients on the waiting list as well as transplanted patients that are followed by a multidisciplinary team including our transplant nephrology fellow. Consequently there is a vast array of clinical and research opportunity for any nephrology transplant fellow especially as our LRD (living donor) program grows and more highly sensitized patients are being considered for transplantation at our center.

Program is on an academic year cycle and applications are accepted in October and November of each year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Javier Pagan, MD
Location:
Miami, FL
For questions contact:
Monique Noel
Phone:
305-355-5095

University of Florida

The division offers a 12-month fellowship training program in transplant nephrology accredited by the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program. In order to participate in the program, individuals must have completed a nephrology fellowship program and be board-eligible or board-certified in nephrology.

The educational program consists of six months on the inpatient kidney and pancreas transplant service, with the remaining months for more intensive outpatient clinical work, training in transplant pathology and immunogenetics, as well as dedicated research time. The fellow is expected to participate in one or more scholarly research projects and will also participate in teaching residents and general nephrology fellows. We encourage attendance and presentation of research at national transplant meetings, including the American
Society of Transplantation Fellows’ Symposium and the American Transplant Congress.

Interested applicants should have completed, or plan to complete nephrology fellowship training and be board-eligible or certified in nephrology.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted at any time.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Alfonso Santos, MD
Location:
Gainesville, FL
For questions contact:
Alfonso Santos, MD
Phone:
352-273-8129

University of South Florida

The Nephrology Transplant Fellowship at the University of South Florida is 12 months in duration. Applicants are required to be a board eligible or board certified Nephrologist. The goal of the transplant fellowship is to provide advanced/standardized transplant training to individuals who wish to lead renal and pancreas transplant programs. The program is accredited by the American Society of Transplant (AST)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Adult Renal Accreditation Program Committee. The fellowship is comprised of clinical service, informal teaching, and more formalized conference teaching components. The clinical service time is divided between an inpatient and outpatient experiences. The fellow rotates at the following sites in Tampa, FL: Tampa General Hospital, LifeLink Transplant Immunology Laboratory, and LifeLink Organ Procurement Organization.

Program is on an academic year cycle and applications are accepted any time before the new academic year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Martin Aldana-Campos, MD
Location:
Tampa, FL
For questions contact:
Kaitlin Smith
Phone:
813-974-4471

Georgia

Emory University

Emory Transplant Center is one of the largest Transplant Programs in the country. We are a center of Academic excellence and nationally renowned for excellence in basic science and clinical research. In the last year, 2022, we performed 375 kidney transplants (270 deceased and 105 living donors), 10 simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplants, 111 liver transplants, 47 heart transplants, and 21 lung transplants. Emory transplant nephrology fellows will gain extensive experience with dual organ transplants such as liver-kidney and heart-kidney and will have the opportunity to rotate with other solid organ transplant services.

Emory Transplant Center is the First in Nation to earn Patient Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Level 3 recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). During the transplant fellowship, in addition to having extensive training and experience in clinical management of new and long term kidney transplant patients, Emory transplant nephrology fellows will also learn how to do ultrasound of the transplanted kidney, and how to perform bedside ultrasound guided kidney transplant biopsy. On average, each transplant nephrology fellow does 50 to 75 kidney transplant biopsies. Emory Transplant Center has one of the largest cohorts of the kidney transplant patients receiving Belatacept. Transplant nephrology fellows will gain extensive experience with management of patient on Belatacept. We currently train 2 Transplant Nephrology Fellows a year and have trained 19 Transplant Nephrology fellows since starting the program in 2007 of which 9 fellows have been trained in the past 5 years. Most of our trainees have joined Academic transplant centers and a few have joined Private Practices with large volumes of Transplant patients.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted July to March.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Sudha Tata, MD
Location:
Atlanta, GA
For questions contact:
Vicky Webb
Phone:
404-712-1820

Iowa

University of Iowa

The Organ Transplant Center at the University of Iowa is a fully integrated multi-disciplinary administrative and clinical center that provides a customized training and educational program for Transplant Nephrology Fellows at the University of Iowa Hospital and at the Iowa City VA Transplant Center. Stable transplant inpatients are cared for on a multidisciplinary transplant unit where Transplant Nephrology has admitting privileges and primary responsibility for patients admitted to the Transplant Nephrology Service. Transplant Nephrology also provides consultative services to Transplant Surgery and Transplant Hepatology for their patients admitted to the multidisciplinary transplant unit and for patients with kidney and liver transplants who are admitted to all other services including critical care units. The Transplant Nephrology Fellow will be primarily responsible for all aspects of care for patients (including immunosuppressive therapy management) admitted to Transplant Nephrology as these patients are managed solely by Transplant Nephrology. The Transplant Nephrology Fellow will work closely with the Transplant Nephrology faculty on the care of all patients. The Fellow will also work closely with Transplant Surgery Fellows and General Surgery residents assigned to the transplant surgical service for patients admitted to the Transplant Surgery Service. Generally these are patients admitted for their transplant surgery or are readmitted for a surgical complication following transplant surgery. The Transplant Nephrology Fellow is responsible for evaluation and management of volume and electrolyte disorders, acute kidney injury, hypertension, diabetes and for providing dialysis for patients admitted to Transplant Surgery. The Fellow performs biopsies in the ultrasound suite under the supervision of the Transplant Nephrology Staff. The Transplant Nephrology Fellow sees transplant follow-up patients, potential living donors and pre-transplant evaluations in the transplant clinic each week.

The program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted from July to June of the previous academic year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Sarat Kuppachi, MD
Location:
Iowa City, IA
For questions contact:
Sarat Kuppachi, MD, Michelle Martin
Phone:
319-353-6157, 319-384-8151

Illinois

Northwestern University

Our Transplant Nephrology Fellowship provides trainees the opportunity to gain knowledge, procedural skills, interpersonal skills, professionalism and practical experience to become an independent and highly qualified transplant nephrologist. Fellows care for patients with a wide range of illnesses and in all stages of illness. Daily teaching rounds, inpatient and outpatient service and several weekly conferences are an integral part of fellow training. Faculty members from the Department of Surgery serve as mentors and role models in clinical care, professionalism and research. Fellows are evaluated on these qualities at the end of each rotation period. Fellows completing the program will be fully UNOS-certified for transplant nephrology. The fellowship consists of evaluating and managing kidney transplant candidates and recipients. The pre- and post-transplant management of kidney transplant candidates and the immediate post-operative management are a major focus of training. The fellow attends a required number of deceased donor procedures, kidney donor procedures and other relevant surgical procedures in order to gain a thorough understanding of surgical issues related to care of kidney transplant recipients and allow UNOS certification.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Akansha Agrawal, MD
Location:
Chicago, IL
For questions contact:
Akansha Agrawal, MD
Phone:
312-695-1892

University of Chicago

The transplant program at University of Chicago is a growing program that serves a diverse range of patients. As the first transplant nephrology fellowship in Chicago, the program has a long track record of successfully training fellows since 2001. The fellowship provides a breadth of exciting clinical experience within a scholarly and academic framework, individualizing the program to the interests of the fellow and encouraging the trainee to grow and flourish as he/she gains clinical and academic skills.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted until September 1.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Michelle Josephson, MD
Location:
Chicago, IL
For questions contact:
Michelle Josephson, MD
Phone:
773-702-3630

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Transplant Nephrology Fellowship program provides in-depth training in all aspects of kidney transplantation as we offer a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical training, which includes active participation in the daily inpatient multidisciplinary rounds with our transplant surgeons, weekly renal transplant pathology meetings, and weekly listing meetings along with training with our transplant infectious disease team. We perform 250-300 kidney transplants yearly. Our fellows gain experience in the early management of crossmatch-positive, ABO-incompatible, and morbidly obese kidney transplant recipients.  Morbidly obese kidney transplant patients pose both medical and surgical risks and thus are typically referred to UIC given our expertise in these complex cases. Our fellows gain an experience no other center can provide and thus is invaluable.

Additionally, we provide dedicated time for research; both clinical and translational research (if interested). An optional second year of research is offered for qualified applicants who are interested in research related to kidney transplantation.

Applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Zahraa Hajjiri, MD
Location:
Chicago, IL
For questions contact:
Zahraa Hajjiri, MD
Phone:
248-808-8240

Indiana

Indiana University School of Medicine

The Transplant Nephrology Program at IU School of Medicine is a one-year program accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. IU Health Transplant is a high-volume center and performs approximately 250-275 kidney transplants a year, in addition to 20-30 pancreas transplants, 150 liver transplants as well as one the few centers in the country with intestinal transplants. There also is a robust Living Donor transplant program in addition to the Kidney Paired Exchange, a dedicated Transplant Infectious Diseases team and extensive exposure to all aspects of kidney and pancreas transplantation. Our program is designed to graduate trainees as highly qualifies, well versed and experienced clinical and academic transplant nephrologists in all aspects of transplant medicine. This includes understanding and applying innovative immunosuppressive regimens, evaluating high risk candidates, as well as the standard full basic curriculum of kidney and pancreas transplantation. The IU Health transplant team comprises of 5 full time transplant nephrologists, multiple skilled transplant surgeons, nurse coordinators, and dedicated transplant ID, and transplant cardiology and transplant hepatology physicians. We have a large outreach practice, which the fellow is exposed to in terms of models of care. The fellow remains on site at one hospital - University Hospital. In addition, we offer training in unique aspects of transplantation such desensitization, HIV+ to positive transplants, HCV+ to Neg transplants, combined liver-kidney transplants, intestinal transplants. There is also plenty of research opportunities - internal and external Database outcome studies, as well as industry and pharma based sponsored trials. Many faculty hold or have held leadership positions in AST, ASN as well as UNOS.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted from August until filled, or year-round for off-academic cycle fellows.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
M. Sohail Yaqub, MD
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
For questions contact:
Reem Okar
Phone:
317-278-6061

Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center

The University of Kansas Nephrology Fellowship Program has been training fellows in transplantation since 1986. The formal transplantation nephrology fellowship started in 2019. This one-year fellowship for board-eligible nephrologists interested in pursuing a career in kidney transplantation is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. The program accommodates up to one trainee per year. Fellows are exposed to many routine kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as to highly complex cases requiring specialized expertise. Daily teaching rounds, inpatient and outpatient service and weekly conferences are an integral part of training offered. Our fellowship is based in a world-class academic medical center, offering state-of-the art education and patient care through our partner, The University of Kansas Health System. The health system’s Center for Transplantation is the region’s largest and most successful program, having completed over 3,200 kidney transplants and over 5,200 solid organ transplants.

The program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Mallika Gupta, MD
Location:
Kansas City, KS
For questions contact:
Mallika Gupta, MD

Louisiana

Ochsner Medical Center

Ochsner is a tertiary care referral facility with over 1000 physicians, 8 hospitals, and the largest transplant center in the region. In 2022 we performed 214 kidney transplants. 18 kidney and other organs transplants. 146 deceased donors, 50 living donors. We also have a very active Heart, Bone marrow and Liver alone transplant programs. Currently we have 4 full time Transplant Nephrologists, 9 Transplant Surgeons, 20 Transplant Coordinators, and 10 advanced practice providers, a tissue typing laboratory, and a world class Renal Pathologist. We have the structure necessary to provide excellent care to our transplant patients and education to our trainees.

Ochsner kidney transplant program was ranked # 2 in the nation by Carechex in 2012, and our liver transplant program has been ranked #1 from 2012 to 2016. In 2018 our heart transplant program performed the 1000th heart transplant since his creation in the 1970’s. Two graduates from our ACGME approved Nephrology Fellowship program have joined 3 well recognized Transplant Nephrology Fellowship training programs, which speaks of our commitment to the education of our Nephrology Fellows. We have 4 graduates from our transplant nephrology fellowship that joined academic institutions. Our training program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted throughout the year. In our transplant program rotates fellows from other institutions including LSU New Orleans, LSU Shreveport and Ochsner fellows.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted throughout the year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Jorge Garces, MD
Location:
New Orleans, LA
For questions contact:
Lynne Herrin
Phone:
504-842-3932

Tulane University

The Transplant Nephrology fellowship program at Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute is 12 months, comprehensive clinical training program designed to provide the trainee with a well-rounded education in clinical kidney/pancreas transplantation, transplant immunology, and transplant clinical research. With approximately 125 kidney and pancreas transplants per year, the trainee will achieve the required expertise to independently care for transplant patients.

The training includes exposure to multi-disciplinary care of kidney and pancreas patients, evaluation of liver disease patients for potential combined liver-kidney transplants, achieve expertise in performing and interpreting renal allograft biopsy, and the role of histocompatibility laboratory at its applications. The trainee will have dedicated time to pursue research and other educational activities.

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program consists of:

• Transplant in-patient rotation
• Outpatient transplant clinic
• HLA lab and Transplant pathology
• Research

The fellow is expected to participate in one or more scholarly research projects and will also participate in teaching residents and general nephrology fellows. We encourage attendance and presentation of research at national transplant meetings, including the American Society of Transplantation Fellows’ Symposium and the American Transplant Congress.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted at any time.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Moh'd Sharshir, MD
Location:
New Orleans, LA
For questions contact:
Moh'd Sharshir, MD
Phone:
504-655-5777

Massachusetts

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

We offer a Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program certified by the American Society of Transplantation with a comprehensive, stimulating curriculum. The clinical component of our program will be tailored to the specific needs of the transplant fellow and will consist of:

Clinical Component: Six months of inpatient service, following our kidney and pancreas transplant patients as a senior fellow, Weekly Transplant meeting and conference, 4-6 out-patient clinics per week in Transplant Nephrology, You will evaluate pre-and post-transplant patients (Kidney, Pancreas candidates), communicate with their referring nephrologists and present these patients at Kidney Intake meeting, Performing outpatient transplant biopsies, Observation of as many transplants as possible, joining surgeons on local retrievals of organs for both kidney and pancreas, One month spent in transplant pathology/radiology training, One month spent in the histocompatibility lab, Three months will be spent on a guided independent research project.

Didactic Component: Guided independent study, Weekly research conferences in transplant-related subjects by local and invited speakers, Attendance at American Transplant Congress Annual Meeting and the American Society of Transplantation Fellow's conference.

Faculty Leadership: Our Transplant Nephrology Fellowship faculty leadership are Drs. Martha Pavlakis, Amtul Aala, Aditya Pawar and Bhavna Chopra. View our leadership team bios and transplant faculty bios at our website.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted August 15 - October 15 of the preceding year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Martha Pavlakis, MD and Amtul Aala, MD
Location:
Boston, MA
For questions contact:
Amtul Aala, MD
Phone:
617-632-9700

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has the oldest transplant program in the country with the first successful kidney transplant performed in 1954. The BWH’s nephrology training is one of the top-rated programs in the country and the transplant nephrology program provides the best opportunities for training transplant nephrologists since 1956. Many of its graduates became leaders and directors of academic transplant programs in the United States and abroad.

This one-year program is accredited by the American Transplant Society and the American Society of Nephrology. Upon completion of their training, the individual will be UNOS-certified Transplant Nephrologist.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted December through February for the next academic year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Jamil Azzi, MD
Location:
Boston, MA
For questions contact:
Shekora Saint
Phone:
617-732-5500

Massachusetts General Hospital

The program is American Society of Transplant (AST) approved. Typically, there is one transplant nephrology fellow, one clinical nephrology fellow, one transplant surgical fellow and a fourth-year surgical resident, a third year surgical resident and an intern on the service. The program is integrated between the surgery and the nephrology fellowship programs in order to benefit from the expertise of all its members. The program thrives from a true multidisciplinary effort.

Staff coverage and supervision in the transplant unit is provided by both a staff transplant surgeon as well as a staff transplant nephrologist at all times. Transplant rounds are held daily with the transplant surgeon and transplant nephrologists, residents, fellows, and other support staff in attendance. Decisions regarding immunosuppression are made with reference to jointly established policy guidelines and protocols. Infectious disease consultants are present on morning rounds and available at all times. A transplant pharmacist is present at morning rounds. There is a weekly transplantation conference, which again brings together members of the different departments working in transplantation-related fields. During these sessions, invited guests both national and international, present different areas in the field of transplantation. The fellow also has the opportunity to present research and clinical reviews at these conferences.

Program is on an academic calendar year, and applications are accepted from May through September.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Hannah Gilligan, MD
Location:
Boston, MA
For questions contact:
Wendy DeMille
Phone:
617-726-3706

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

Our transplant nephrology fellowship program is a one-year program that provides a clinical training in the transplant nephrology field. We accept candidates who completed at least two years general nephrology fellowship training. Our mission is to provide comprehensive training in transplant nephrology to feed the national transplant workforce with physicians well-equipped to provide high quality patient care, promote innovation, advance transplant research, and severe as future leaders in the transplant community.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted July 1 until December 31.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Divyanshu Malhotra, MD
Location:
Baltimore, MD
For questions contact:
Terri Lynn Hennel

Michigan

Henry Ford Health

The goal of our program is to provide a varied and comprehensive in-patient and out-patient experience using all the patient material in the transplant practice with instruction and teaching at the bedside and in ambulatory practice setting enhanced with a variety of tools to facilitate learning. Fellows/trainees will have multiple opportunities to encounter, learn, and display all of the ACGME-approved core competencies as they relate to the practice of transplant nephrology.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted between July and November.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Pritika Shrivastava, MD
Location:
Detroit, MI
For questions contact:
LaTasha Jeter
Phone:
313-916-7134

University of Michigan

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Program is a comprehensive clinical and research program in which the trainee will acquire extensive experience in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Program requirements:

  • ABIM - certified in Internal Medicine
  • ABIM - certification eligible in Nephrology
  • Citizenship/Immigration status: Applicant should be an American citizen or Alien Resident (Green Card bearer). J1 and H1B visa statuses are not acceptable.
Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted March - September.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Raviprasenna Parasuraman, MD
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
For questions contact:
Keishia Tooson, Sharita Bell
Phone:
734-936-6381

Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Minnesota

The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a one-year accredited program. It offers fellows exposure to a large number of routine kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as exposure to highly complex cases requiring specialized expertise. These include highly sensitized recipients, patients with glomerulonephritis and high risk of recurrence, and complex living kidney donors. Fellows gain exposure to a large living-donor program and a kidney paired donation program. The program is also known for long-term follow-up that incorporates protocol biopsies.

Educational goals for the Renal Transplant Fellowship are to:

  • Proficiently manage kidney transplant patients throughout the continuum of care, from the initial evaluation process through long-term follow-up care
  • Prepare for a successful career in nephrology with an emphasis on kidney and/or pancreas transplantation
  • Apply innovative, multidisciplinary protocols for living and deceased donor kidney transplantation
  • Achieve eligibility for future United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification in kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Obtain expanded academic and research experience in the area of organ transplantation
Program is on an academic year calendar and applications should be completed by August 1st of the year preceding the program start date.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Naim Issa, MD
Location:
Rochester, MN
For questions contact:
Kathleen Hegna Zelinske
Phone:
507-266-1044

University of Minnesota

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship offers strong training in kidney and pancreas transplantation. With our annual transplant rates of nearly 200 kidneys from living and deceased donors and more than 30 pancreas transplant with or without kidneys, trainees will find a rich environment to develop the skills needed to thrive and grow as a transplant clinician in any program they choose after training. We also offer a substantial research exposure with our very own long-standing University of Minnesota database and the SRTR standard analysis file. On our consultative clinical services we work closely with the transplant surgical team and different medical groups who serve as the primary inpatient teams for transplant recipients at various stages of their care. Additionally, we offer a long research block, transplant infectious disease rotation, and an HLA lab block. Our fellows enjoy a light call schedule, which consists of weekend call just once per month and no overnight calls. This one-year fellowship is accredited by the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program and graduates are qualified to head United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) transplant nephrology programs.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted June 1 - December 1.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
For questions contact:
Brittney Walker

Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Washington University/Barnes Transplant Center provides multidisciplinary training in all aspects of Transplant Nephrology and Kidney-Pancreas transplantation, since we began training fellows since 2001. Our center performs 300 living and deceased donor kidney transplants per year, performs ABO incompatible and paired kidney exchanges, follows over 3,000 patients for the lifetime of the kidney transplant, and performs 100+ kidney allograft biopsies per year. Our OPO is unique in that it has its own center where fellows are able to observe procurements without leaving the city.

There is close collaboration between transplant nephrology and transplant surgery including joint daily teaching rounds and co-management of patients. The Transplant Nephrology team performs necessary nephrology consultation for recipients of other solid organ transplants (liver, heart and lung) and we do combined organ transplants. The transplant fellow will receive excellent inpatient and outpatient clinical training, spending a cumulative 6 blocks in each realm. Fellows will learn about selection of transplant and donor candidates, recommend and manage induction and maintenance immunosuppression, manage the care of transplant patients before and after their transplant, and evaluate and treat a variety of conditions including allograft dysfunction, rejections, and infections.

Fellows will have time for reading and research and regularly present their work at conferences. Our long-term follow-up of patients provide ample opportunity for developing questions for research projects. We have weekly transplant didactics and journal clubs geared toward the education of fellows to prepare them for practice. Fellows case conferences and renal grand rounds are additional weekly educational events. Fellows have dedicated protected time in the HLA laboratory with our HLA director, and have dedicated elective time joining rounds and clinics of another non-renal transplant service. Fellows have regular interaction with our nephropathologist when we review biopsy cases during regularly scheduled meetings. By the end of the transplant fellowship, our fellows will be independent physicians, capable of becoming medical director of a kidney transplant program.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted at any time.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Rowena Delos Santos, MD
Location:
St. Louis, MO
For questions contact:
Laura Kipper
Phone:
314-362-8351

North Carolina

Duke University Medical Center

The Duke University Transplant Center and Division of Nephrology are excited to offer a one year fellowship to qualified board eligible nephrologists interested in a career in transplant nephrology. This 12-month program offers a unique multidisciplinary training experience in a thriving kidney transplant program, which performs over 150 kidney transplants annually. As a high volume solid-organ transplant center, trainees are exposed to a diverse patient population that includes recipients of liver, heart, and lung transplants. With joint nephrology-surgery inpatient rounds and an integrated outpatient clinic, trainees participate in patient care beginning with the transplant event, and follow newly transplanted patients from their first visit to the outpatient clinic. This allows trainees to have continuity of care with individual patients throughout their first year of transplant.

Trainees will additionally be provided a strong mix of learning opportunities that span the year. These include a structured didactic curriculum, access to a comprehensive on-line lecture series, teaching opportunities in the general nephrology fellowship transplant curriculum, a guided review of seminal articles in transplantation, and a hands-on rotation in the transplant HLA-laboratory. Fellows will attend transplant administrative and clinical conferences to get a complete look at the inner processes of a large academic transplant program. These include participation in the Donor and Recipient Selection Committees, the Quality and Performance Improvement meetings, Program Retreats, and the Morbidity and Mortality conferences. Trainees are encouraged to pursue research or other academic projects throughout their year, and are given access to accomplished faculty with a wide array of interests in nephrology, immunology, and kidney transplantation. Faculty are committed teachers and mentors, dedicated to the career development and long term success of our trainees. The ultimate goal of our transplant nephrology fellowship is to develop both complete physicians, comfortable with all aspects clinical transplantation, as well as capable leaders with the knowledge and ability to direct a multidisciplinary transplant program.

The program is on an academic year cycle and applications are accepted at any time (optimally by early May of the preceding year).
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Scott Sanoff, MD
Location:
Durham, NC
For questions contact:
Marianne Drexler
Phone:
919-660-4329

University of North Carolina

The transplant nephrology fellow is involved in the care of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients at all stages of the transplant process. The transplant nephrology fellow attends approximately 50 outpatient transplant clinics per year and rotates on the inpatient transplant consult service at least 6 months per year. The transplant nephrology fellow is supervised by a transplant nephrology faculty member during all clinics and inpatient consult rotations. In the clinic the transplant nephrology fellow performs approximately 15 new donor evaluations, 50 to 75 new recipient evaluations, and approximately 250 established kidney and pancreas recipient visits per year.

The transplant nephrology fellow is responsible for directing the pre transplant evaluation process for all donors and recipients they evaluate, interpreting their test results, and for attending weekly multidisciplinary selection conference where the fellow provides input regarding waitlist status decisions. Post-transplant outpatient care is shared by transplant nephrology and transplant surgery for the first perioperative care month before transitioning to transplant nephrology care at 1 month post-transplant. The transplant nephrology fellow, under the supervision of a transplant nephrology faculty member maintains primary decision making responsibility for these patients with regard to transplant immunosuppression, evaluation of allograft function, infection prophylaxis, and management of comorbid medical conditions. The transplant nephrology fellow will maintain continuous outpatient follow-up of at least 30 transplant recipients for at least 3 months. Inpatient rotations include 6 months of inpatient responsibility including performance of new consultations and follow-up consultative care for all kidney and pancreas recipients hospitalized at UNC Hospitals. This includes consultative co-management with the transplant surgery service on all new transplants and consultative care of transplant recipients on other hospital services including the inpatient nephrology service. Duties include co-management with the transplant surgery team of immunosuppression decisions in at least 30 new transplants per year.

The transplant nephrology fellow attends daily rounds with the transplant surgery service including a nephrology attending on rounds. The transplant nephrology fellow also rounds with the assigned nephrology attending on all kidney and pancreas transplant patients on services other than transplant surgery. Additionally, recipients of other solid organ transplant (lung, heart, liver) requiring nephrology consultation are seen by the transplant nephrology fellow. All inpatient kidney and pancreas recipients and recipients of other solid organ transplants with kidney disease are discussed at these rounds. Clinical decisions include adjustment of immunosuppression, evaluation of allograft dysfunction, treatment of rejection or infectious complications, and advice regarding management of medical problems including diabetes mellitus and hypertension. The transplant nephrology fellow directs ESRD care of these patients including dialysis as needed. Transplant biopsy responsibilities are shared with the general nephrology fellows. The transplant nephrology fellow performs a minimum of 10 kidney transplant biopsies during their 12 month fellowship. The transplant nephrology fellow has the opportunity to rotate with University of North Carolina Histocompatibility lab, Nephropathology and immunocompromised infectious disease consults.

Program is on an academic calendar and applications are accepted from May 1 - October 31.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Edwin Fuller, MD
Location:
Chapel Hill, NC
For questions contact:
Rochelle Moser
Phone:
919-445-2647

New York

Columbia University Medical Center

The CUMC Transplant Nephrology Fellowship provides comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of kidney transplantation and is an active "hands-n" experience. Our program is a high volume, academic program, averaging 200 transplants annually, split approximately evenly between live donor and deceased donor transplants. The Transplant Nephrology Fellow spends 6 months on the inpatient Service and 6 months on the outpatient service, working closely with Transplant Nephrologists and Transplant Surgeons on a daily basis. Electives are scheduled during the out-patient months. We perform Paired Kidney Donation, ABO incompatible transplantation as well as transplantation in the presence of anti-donor antibodies, following desensitization if indicated. We accept high KDPI deceased donor kidneys, as well as those with long cold ischemia times.

The Renal Transplant Fellow is a fully active and involved member of the team, working closely with the transplant nephrologists, surgeons and pathologists in all aspects of the patients' care, and has the opportunity to participate in the evaluation process of potential renal transplant recipients as well as potential living kidney donors, in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Transplant Nephrologists. The Fellow participates fully in the weekly selection process for kidney transplant candidates and live kidney donors. On the in-patient service, the Transplant Nephrology Fellow is an integral part of the daily rounds done jointly with the Transplant Nephrology and Transplant Surgery Attendings. He/She will be involved in decisions regarding immunosuppression and in all other decisions regarding the medical management of fresh transplant recipients, and those admitted with complications following transplantation, including the evaluation and management of allograft dysfunction. This will include decisions regarding appropriate tests, and the performance of allograft biopsies when indicated. The Renal Transplant Fellow will confer directly with the Renal Pathologist regarding the interpretation of transplant renal biopsy material. On the out-patient rotation, the Transplant Nephrology Fellow will have his/her own clinic sessions working independently, as well as sessions working closely with the and seeing patients jointly with the Transplant Nephrology Attending.

Our Transplant Nephrology Fellows average nearly 100 bedside realtime ultrasound-guided allograft biopsies over the course of the fellowship. The Fellow will also be trained in the management of Pancreas Transplant Recipients, serve as a consultant to other medical and surgical subspecialty services who have admitted renal transplant recipients, and participate in the care of Heart, Liver and Lung Transplant recipients who are experiencing renal dysfunction. In addition, the Transplant Nephrology Fellow participates in the evaluation and post-operative management of combined Heart-Kidney, Liver-Kidney and occasionally Lung--Kidney recipients. The Transplant Nephrology Fellow is expected to participate in clinical research activities of Transplant Attendings and submit a first-author abstract to the annual TC Meeting. By the completion of the fellowship, he/she will be fully trained to work in the busiest most academically demanding programs in the US.

Program is on an academic year cycle and applications are accepted from July - December.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Russell J. Crew, MD
Location:
New York, NY
For questions contact:
Bessie Craig
Phone:
212-305-5016

Montefiore Medical Center

The Kidney Transplant Center at Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, initiated in 1967, is one of the oldest continuously operating UNOS approved Kidney Transplant program in the USA. Our transplant nephrology fellowship provides a broad experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation, including inpatient and outpatient kidney-pancreas transplant recipient and immunosuppressive management, performing transplant kidney biopsies and interpretation of the biopsies, consultation services to nonrenal transplant patients, and participation in clinical and translational research. Montefiore/Einstein’s Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program performs 180-200 kidney transplants each year including combined kidney and pancreas, liver, heart and lung transplants. Our program currently follows over 1,500 kidney transplant recipients providing comprehensive patient care, education and training experiences, and clinical and translational research opportunities. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Nephrology.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Luz Liriano-Ward, MD
Location:
Bronx, NY
For questions contact:
Evelyn Correa
Phone:
718-430-2496

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides subspecialty training in the science and practice of transplantation medicine. The Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute perform over 250 kidney transplants and 5-10 kidney-pancreas transplants annually. Our program offers a wide array of transplant options, such as our HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant program, the safe and successful use of organs from hepatitis C positive donors, and kidney paired donation through multiple organizations. Mount Sinai is also one of the leading centers in liver, intestinal, heart, and lung transplants. In 2021, Mount Sinai became the first center in the world to successfully perform a deceased donor tracheal transplant.
Fellows work with expert transplant nephrology faculty, and are involved in the care of recipients of non-renal solid transplants with renal problems or dual organ transplant recipients. The training program follows structured didactic curriculum in core topics, supplemented by regular grand rounds, journal clubs, and clinical conferences. Clinical rotations are designed to optimize the right balance between training in inpatient medicine, outpatient continuity clinic, and research. Trainees obtain attentive mentoring from the faculty, who work closely and collaborate with researchers in the Translational Transplant Research Center.

The program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted from August to March.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Fasika Tedla, MD
Location:
New York, NY
For questions contact:
Fasika Tedla, MD
Phone:
212-659-8086

New York University Langone Medical Center

The kidney transplantation program at NYU Langone Transplant Institute caters to a diverse population of patients from the New York area and across the nation who have chronic kidney disease (CKD). We perform approximately 175 kidney transplants annually and provide comprehensive transplant services to patients who have CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These services include evaluation for kidney transplant candidacy, preparation for transplant and follow-up care for those on the waiting list, and acute and ambulatory post-transplant care.

Our one-year transplant nephrology fellowship program provides experience and training in all aspects of kidney transplantation. As a fellow, you manage kidney and dual-organ transplant recipients—including liver–kidney, kidney–pancreas, heart–kidney, and lung–kidney—under the supervision of our transplant nephrologists and surgeons, who collaborate to provide outstanding patient care. We accept one candidate each year into the fellowship program.

In our program, you receive in-depth training in transplant immunology, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing and cross-match testing, kidney allocation policy, and renal allograft pathology, and become skilled in performing renal allograft biopsies. You also gain experience in the innovative solutions we offer high-risk transplant patients, including ABO-incompatible transplants, HLA-incompatible transplants, and kidney paired donation protocols. This experience helps you build skills and expertise in techniques offered only at a handful of centers across the country.

Additionally, you have the opportunity to contribute to and participate in ongoing clinical research at the Transplant Institute. If you choose, you may also participate in translational and basic science research in immunology and transplantation in the context of the broader NYU Grossman School of Medicine community.

Eligibility: Candidates for this fellowship must have completed or be in the process of completing an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited nephrology fellowship program.

The program is on an academic year cycle. Applications are accepted beginning in July of the preceding year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Vasishta Tatapudi, MD
Location:
New York, NY
For questions contact:
Vasishta Tatapudi, MD

State University of New York at Buffalo

The State University of New York at Buffalo has capacity for 1-2 fellow positions in ASN/AST certified Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. Candidates must complete accredited general nephrology fellowship program and 3 years accredited internal medicine residency or alternate pathway eligible with medical licensure in the United States. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V. and at least 3 letters of recommendations to UBNephr@buffalo.edu. The trainee will be expected to perform at level of Clinical Instructor in Medicine within the department of Medicine. At completion of training, the trainee should satisfy criteria as primary physician for kidney (and) pancreas transplant programs. Salary is based on PG-Y level equivalent. UB is an equal opportunity employer.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Jon Von Visger, MD
Location:
Buffalo, NY
For questions contact:
Jon Von Visger, MD
Phone:
716-898-5413

Weill Cornell Medicine - UNDER REVIEW

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine (NYP-WCM) provides advanced education and training to the future generation of transplant nephrologists. Our kidney transplant program has a long and distinguished history having performed the very first kidney transplant in the New York tri-state region in October 1963. Our Department of Transplantation is comprised of prominent clinicians and scientists committed to training the next generation of physicians. We have an ideal balance of clinical medicine and basic, translational and clinical research. Our faculty consists of 7 transplant nephrologists, 3 kidney transplant surgeons, 2 kidney pathologists, and 6 histocompatibility experts.

Our program is unique in that two of our clinical faculty, Drs. Manikkam Suthanthiran and Darshana Dadhania, have expertise in histocompatibility testing and are New York State licensed Directors of Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory. Our faculty are nationally recognized leaders by societies such as American Society of Transplantation, American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, The Transplantation Society, and International Society of Nephrology. We have a highly productive research laboratory with continuous NIH funding for the past three decades. Our Gene Expression Profiling (GEM) Laboratory under the leadership of Dr. Suthanthiran has pioneered the development of noninvasive biomarkers to ascertain kidney status and has functioned as the Molecular Core for multi-center NIH sponsored Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation. Our faculty has active research projects focused on developing mRNA/miRNA profiles predictive of acute rejection in kidney allografts, allograft fibrosis, diagnosis and prognostication of BK virus nephropathy and studies of alterations in the gut microbiome in kidney allograft recipients. Our graduates of transplant nephrology fellowship are academic faculty at prestigious institutions such as University of Michigan, University of Chicago, University of California at San Francisco and NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine and Hamad Medical Corporation/Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted June - December.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Darshana Dadhania, MD
Location:
New York, NY
For questions contact:
Darshana Dadhania, MD
Phone:
212-746-4430

Ohio

Cleveland Clinic

Our fellowship program consists of a comprehensive curriculum in pre-kidney transplant evaluations, care of patients’ post- kidney transplant (inpatient and outpatient setting). Our large volume kidney transplant program allows training in living donor evaluations and follow ups, along with skilled development in histocompatibility and immunosuppression management.

Program is on an academic year calendar and fellows are accepted year round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Itunu Owoyemi, MD
Location:
Cleveland, OH
For questions contact:
Shelley Sekerak
Phone:
216-636-5254

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Comprehensive Transplant Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a nationally reputed, high volume program. It offers kidney, pancreas, liver, lung and heart transplants and in some cases dual organ transplants (e.g. kidney-pancreas, kidney-liver). The five full-time transplant nephrologists participate in all the steps of pre- and post-transplant management of transplant recipients and the living kidney donors. They co-manage all the transplant recipients along with the surgeons from post-op day-1. All recipients are transitioned to the transplant nephrology clinic at 3 months post-op.

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship is a one-year intensive clinical program approved by the American Society of Transplantation. There is one position available each year. This fellowship is non-ACGME accredited and is available only to candidates who have completed two years of an ACGME-accredited (or equivalent) nephrology fellowship. Candidates completing this training are considered eligible for United Network for Organ Sharing-approved medical directorships for individual transplant programs.

Program Highlights:
The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center provides extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, as well as longitudinal didactic teaching. The program prepares fellows to:
• Manage kidney and pancreas transplant recipients at all stages of their care, including the pre-transplant evaluation, wait-list management and post-transplant care
• Become competent in managing immunosuppressive regimens and their adverse effects
• Diagnose and manage a variety of post-transplant complications including acute and chronic rejection, opportunistic infections, relapsing glomerular diseases and metabolic complications (e.g. new onset of diabetes after transplantation)
• Perform transplant kidney biopsies, both inpatient and outpatient
• Provide expert renal consultation for recipients of liver, lung and heart transplantation with AKI or CKD
• Manage dual organ transplant recipients – kidney-pancreas, kidney-liver, kidney-lung and kidney-heart
• be competent in the tissue-typing lab procedures and interpretation of the test results
• understand kidney transplant biopsy findings
• understand organ procurement and allocation procedures

The Transplant Nephrology fellow is expected to perform at the level of a junior faculty member since he or she has completed the traditional nephrology fellowship and is board eligible. Therefore, fellows are allowed a significant amount of input in all decisions regarding immunosuppression as well as patient management. Weekly didactic teaching includes CTC grand rounds, transplant pathology conference (reviewing all the week's biopsies) and a transplant nephrology conference. The transplant nephrology fellow is expected to attend all the administrative meetings such as the weekly Patient Selection Conference, QI/PS conferences, Renal Care Committee, high-risk patient discussion etc.

Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Uday Nori, MD
Location:
Columbus, OH
For questions contact:
Uday Nori, MD
Phone:
614-293-7270

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

The Division of Nephrology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical (UHCMC), is currently seeking a qualified applicant for its American Society of Transplantation (AST)/American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited transplant fellowship for the upcoming academic year. UHCMC provides an opportunity to pursue advanced training in clinical transplant nephrology and to undertake mentorship in research. Graduates may pursue a career in either academic medicine or private practice as a transplant physician and fulfill qualifications to be a transplant program medical director. Applicants must have completed at least two years of general nephrology fellowship training. The transplant fellowship involves one year of training that integrates the six core competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems based learning). Each fellow will participate in clinical training, teaching and scholarly activities. Transplant fellowship training involves all aspects of pre-transplant care including list management, kidney donor evaluations and assessment and acceptance of deceased donor organs, as well as post-transplant care including performing biopsies and management of immunosuppression. Our fellows have firsthand experience in immunology through rotations in the HLA lab and transplant kidney biopsy assessments with pathology; they work closely with our surgical colleagues during multidisciplinary rounds. Our sites of practice include in-patient and continuity clinics at UHCMC. After one year of clinical training, our goal is for graduates to be capable and confidant in independently evaluating and managing patients with a wide variety of kidney transplant related issues.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Arksarapuk Jittirat, MD
Location:
Cleveland, OH
For questions contact:
LTanya Stanfield
Phone:
216-844-5525

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

The Division of Nephrology, Kidney C.A.R.E. Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center offers a one-year standard or two-year alternative pathway AST-accredited Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. The University of Cincinnati Transplant Program has been a national leader in organ transplantation for over 45 years with a very active kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant program. The Transplant Program is currently training two fellows and is staffed by 6 transplant Nephrologists, 6 Transplant Surgeons and a full complement of ancillary professionals including pharmacists, social workers and Transplant Immunology personnel. The one-year transplant fellowship will provide a broad-based experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation including inpatient (at least six months) and outpatient care of transplant patients, performance of renal allograft biopsies and mandatory training in pathology, immunology, tissue typing, and immunosuppressive protocols. The University of Cincinnati Transplant Program is a leader in clinical research protocols and the fellow will be expected to participate in ongoing clinical trials and develop a research project during the fellowship year.

The two-year transplant fellowship contains the same components of the one-year fellowship, with additional research related to transplantation. Our overall goal is to mold the Transplant Fellow into an outstanding clinician with experience that extends all the way from a strong clinical base to state of the art research protocols, especially in the context of antibody mediated rejection and desensitization.

Clinical Training and Education: The Transplant Fellowship provides a broad-based experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation, including inpatient (at least six months) and outpatient care of transplant patients, performance of renal allograft biopsies and mandatory training in pathology, immunology, tissue typing, and immunosuppressive protocols. The Transplant Fellow plays an integral part in the care of kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant recipients. We have an integrated Transplant Nephrology and Transplant Surgery Program, with multidisciplinary patient rounds every day. The Transplant Fellow is an essential part of every aspect of decision making and, more importantly, the learning process. In addition to bedside teaching, the fellow will participate in a year-long transplant-specific core curriculum series and also attend journal clubs and grand rounds presentations. The fellow will also be expected to develop a research project and actively participate in ongoing clinical trials.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted from July to December.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Amit Govil, MD
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
For questions contact:
Keisha Branch
Phone:
513-558-0668

Ontario

London Health Sciences Center University Hospital

The Transplant Fellowship at Western University is established to foster advanced training in the area of renal transplantation to physicians who have already completed their general nephrology fellowship training. Our transplant fellowship-training program is accredited by both, the American Society of Transplantation (July 2008) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) as an Area of Focused Competence (AFC) (July 2019). The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship is of one-year duration. Interested and qualified individuals may seek additional training in Transplant Nephrology-related research beyond the one-year clinical fellowship. For more information please visit LHSC Multi Organ Transplant Program (https://www.lhsc.on.ca/multi-organ-transplant-program/multi-organ-transplant-program-0).

Program is on an academic year calendar and fellows are accepted six months prior to the start date.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Khaled Lotfy, MD
Location:
London, ON
For questions contact:
Anne Marie Dyson
Phone:
519-685-8500 ext. 58524

McMaster University

The McMaster University Renal Transplant Fellowship Program is a fellow focused and centered program with a strong emphasis on competency based education provided in the form of protected academic half days, journal clubs, retreats, simulation and procedural training and a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing the knowledge, skills and attitude required to become a proficient transplant nephrologist. The program's vision is to empower our learners to strive for excellence and innovation in all CanMEDS domains to become skilled, responsible, professional, competent and compassionate transplant clinicians providing patient-centered care. Over the one year of training, fellows are exposed to in-patient transplantation whereby they oversee the care of acute and chronic transplant patients. In addition, fellows are provided a unique longitudinal clinic during their training to develop competency in pre and post transplant care of patients. Other specific rotations include immunology and histocompatibility, transplant infectious disease clinics, research, pathology and elective rotations. The program performs various types of deceased donor transplantation as well as performs low and high risk living donor transplantation including HLA and ABO incompatible living donor paired exchange. The program emphasizes collaboration with transplant surgeons and inter-professionals and provides fellows numerous opportunities to build competency in the provision of clinical care, research and quality assurance.

Program is on an academic calendar year (July 1 to June 30). The application deadline is December 31st annually, 6 months prior to the start of the following fellowship program's academic year.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Azim Gangji, MD
Location:
Hamilton, ON
For questions contact:
Wendy Clark
Phone:
905-522-1155 (ext. 33386)

University of Toronto

The Renal Transplant Fellowship Program at the Ajmera Transplant Centre, University Health Network, University of Toronto offers broad and in-depth training in all aspects of transplant nephrology. As a high volume centre performing over 180 transplants per year, the program offers fellows a wide variety of experience in all aspects of transplantation. Patients are admitted under the transplant nephrology service, which allows fellows to gain hands-on experience selecting and managing immunosuppression. The Renal Transplant service also admits or consults on patients post-transplant who present with a wide variety of medical and surgical issues, further broadening the clinical experience. By the end of their training, fellows will have had extensive experience managing living and deceased donor transplants, expanded criteria donors and donation after cardiac death donors. Fellows will also gain exposure to kidney/pancreas transplant patients (approximately 40/year), rotate on the dedicated Transplant Infectious Diseases consult service and spend time in the HLA lab and with our renal transplant pathologists. Fellows participate in both pre- and post-transplant clinics. Participation in pre-transplant clinics allows trainees to understand the process of pre-transplant recipient and living donor assessment, and communication of the risks and benefits of transplantation to patients. Management of transplant patients continues in the post-transplant clinic. The Renal Transplant Program follows over 2000 post-transplant patients, ranging from one week to forty years post-transplant.

In addition to clinical experience, the formal education program includes both events specific to renal transplantation and others organized through the Ajmera Transplant Centre (ATC) for transplant fellows across all organ groups: ATC Annual Fellows' Orientation Day, Weekly renal transplant seminars covering key topics, Weekly ATC Fellows' seminars, Weekly Multi-Organ Transplant Rounds, featuring topics and research relevant to all organ groups, Weekly renal transplant journal club, ATC Principles in Immunology mini-course, Weekly City-wide Nephrology Rounds, Biopsy rounds, which includes discussion of both native and renal transplant biopsies

The Renal Transplant Fellowship is intended for physicians who have completed their training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

Interested candidates can contact Dr. Jeffrey Schiff.

Program is on an academic year calendar (but flexible) and applications are accepted at any time.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Jeffrey Schiff, MD
Location:
Toronto, ON
For questions contact:
Samina Noman
Phone:
416-340-3840

Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University was the first health facility in the Western United States to initiate a transplant program. Since the founding of the program in 1959 it has transplanted more than 5,000 organs, currently transplants over 150 organs each year, and has been training transplant medicine fellows for the past twenty-five years. The Transplant Medicine training program is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Nephrology. Our program is designed to provide all-inclusive training in renal transplant medicine. Our faculty is strongly committed to the training process and fosters collegial relationships among the physicians, surgeons, pathologists, infectious disease  specialists, and pharmacologists who specialize in transplantation. The medical transplant team at OHSU has primary responsibility for prescribing and adjusting immunosuppression, providing medical support for inpatients, and managing patients in the outpatient clinics. This primary and direct responsibility for patient care is a strong advantage of the OHSU training experience. Training is further enhanced by weekly transplant grand rounds, renal transplant biopsy conference, and a comprehensive didactic program that covers basic topics in transplantation. During this one-year fellowship, the fellow will spend a minimum of six months on the kidney/pancreas transplant inpatient service and twelve months in the kidney/pancreas transplant outpatient clinics. The fellow will also spend time in the Immunogenetics Laboratory learning basic principles of tissue typing and learning deceased donor management with the organ transplant recovery team. There will also be protected time to conduct a clinical research project in transplantation. At the completion of training, the fellow will meet all UNOS, AST, and ASN requirements to function as a UNOS designated transplant physician and medical director of a kidney/pancreas transplant program. OHSU is located in Portland, Oregon, one of the most livable cities in the United States. Portland is known for its beauty, bicycle-friendliness, comprehensive transit system, land use regulation, progressive societal and environmental thinking, and ready access to outdoor recreation activities on Oregon's mountains, rivers, and coastline.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted at any time, up to 3 months prior to the anticipated start date.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Shehzad Rehman, MD
Location:
Portland, OR
For questions contact:
Alex Metcalfe-Fiori
Phone:
503-494-2375

Pennsylvania

Albert Einstein Medical Center

The transplant program at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has been in continuous existence since 1964. The hospital is situated in the city limits and serves predominantly the inner-city population. It has a robust referral pattern from the Tri-state region, an on-site HLA laboratory, and opportunities for clinical and basic research. The transplant nephrology fellowship was established in 2011. The hospital performs Kidney, Pancreas and Liver transplants. Transplant fellows will see transplant patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Fellows will be responsible for kidney recipient evaluations, participation in listing meetings, living donor evaluation, and will participate in living donor meetings.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted until June or until the position is filled.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Gitana Bradauskaite, MD
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
For questions contact:
Yolanda Burnett
Phone:
215-456-4732

Thomas Jefferson University

The Transplant Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program and is established to foster advanced training in renal transplantation for persons who have already completed their general nephrology fellowship training. This is a one-year fellowship with associated benefits like four weeks paid vacation and expenses for one conference is provided. Fellows round 6 months each in in-patient and out-patient service where they get exposure to immediate or long-term post-transplant patients. they are very involved in recipient and donor evaluations and participate in selection meetings weekly. They participate in didactics, journal clubs, biopsy conferences, RCA, and QAPI meetings.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted September to December.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Maitreyee Gupta, MD
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
For questions contact:
Maria Mokan
Phone:
215-503-2501

University of Pennsylvania

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation and is designed to provide nephrology trainees, who have satisfied their ACGME general nephrology clinical training obligations, the opportunity to acquire one year of further specialized training in kidney transplantation. We accept one fellow per year into our program. The University of Pennsylvania Health System Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program is an integrated service of transplant surgery and transplant nephrology and includes surgeons, nephrologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, transplant coordinators and support staff. This experience fulfills the necessary requirements established by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) for individuals to stand as the approved transplant physician for any kidney transplant program. Transplant candidate evaluation is done by a multidisciplinary team which reports to the multidisciplinary Transplant Evaluation Committee. All fresh and early transplant patients are hospitalized in one nursing unit largely devoted to abdominal organ transplantation. All recipients are followed after transplantation, especially early after transplantation, in a clinic devoted to abdominal organ transplantation. Long-term transplant recipients are hospitalized in the medical unit with the Transplant Medicine Service being the consultant. The Kidney Transplant Fellowship year will comprise the following: Six-month Clinical Experience including: The management of at least 30 kidney transplant recipients continuously as the primary transplant caregiver in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In the early postoperative period, trainees will be expected to co-manage transplant recipients with the transplant surgeons and to take the lead role in the management of issues related to anti-infective prophylaxis, fluid-electrolyte balance, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, anemia and dialysis. Fellows will participate in the decisions regarding selection and dosing of immunosuppressive therapy from the time of transplantation. Observation of three kidney transplants Observation of three procurements Training in the  performance of renal transplant biopsies, including a) the indications for; b) the performance of and c) interpretation of, renal transplant biopsies. The trainee will be expected to perform a minimum
of 10 documented transplant biopsies during the training period Didactic pathological experience with the trainee reviewing renal transplant biopsies with an experienced renal transplant pathologist Twice-weekly pre-transplant recipient evaluations and reevaluations, with time spent with each attending transplant nephrologist Participation in the weekly Patient Selection Committee Meeting Donor evaluation and presentation at Donor Selection Committee The Fellow will be expected to review a topic each week with transplant nephrology team, 20 to 30 minutes, topics suggested below (alternatives would be to review a current journal article). Six-month Elective and Research Experience will include: At least one week on Transplant Infectious Diseases Service (fellow to arrange well in advance directly with Transplant ID attending) (required) Two weeks in the HLA laboratory, fellow to arrange well in advance with Dr. Kamoun (required) Rotation through pediatric program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and HLA laboratory (optional) Experience on another organ transplant service at UPenn (liver, heart, lung) (optional) CKD clinics for non-kidney solid organ transplant recipients (optional) Trainees will be expected to participate in clinical or basic transplant research projects and present and/or publish the resultant data. Trainees may have the opportunity to extend their research experience for longer contingent upon alternative sources of funding being available. Conference Schedule: Weekly Renal Division conferences to include Journal Club, Grand Rounds, and Research conference Weekly Multidisciplinary Patient Selection Committee Meeting Weekly Transplant Surgery Conference Weekly Transplant Nephrology Conference.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted 1-2 years prior to anticipated start date.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Mary Ann Lim, MD
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
For questions contact:
Mary Ann Lim, MD
Phone:
215-662-3460

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The Starzl Transplantation Institute (STI) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) offers a one-year Transplant Nephrology Fellowship, accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. This program fulfills the requirements of the United network of Organ Sharing for medical directors of a kidney transplant program. Our fellowship program offers an in depth experience at a high volume transplant center in a collegial environment that emphasizes quality in patient care, education, and research. Fellows will receive at least 6 months of clinical training in the inpatient and outpatient management of kidney, kidney/ pancreas, and kidney/ liver recipients, pre-transplant evaluation of recipient candidates and living donors, management of waitlisted pre-transplant patients, and the care of extra-renal (liver, lung, heart, multi-visceral) transplant patients with kidney disease. An additional 6 months will offer a choice of elective experiences in transplant pathology, tissue typing, transplant infectious diseases, extra-renal organ transplant, and the transplant intensive care unit. STI/UPMC is actively involved in cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical research. Trainees are expected to participate in clinical and/ or basic science research under the supervision of our dynamic faculty mentors. The educational program includes structured didactics with a lecture series that covers important topics in transplantation, weekly Waitlist, Selection, Research, and Biopsy conferences, biweekly Morbidity and Mortality, Grand Rounds, and Journal Clubs, and didactic activities available through the Division of Nephrology and Department of Medicine.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted May - August of each year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Chethan Puttarajappa, MD
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA
For questions contact:
Melissa Connell
Phone:
412-864-5479

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

The MUSC Transplant Center is one of the top 20 busiest transplant centers in the country with over 300 renal transplants per year and a very active pancreas transplant program. Our center's outcomes are among the best in the nation. The section of transplant nephrology includes five full-time faculty members and four mid-level practitioners with robust support from transplant surgery, pharmacy, and infectious diseases.

The MUSC Division of Nephrology offers one-to-two one-year renal transplant nephrology fellowship positions. Applicants must be in good standing or have completed a two-year ACGME-accredited nephrology fellowship. Our fellowship is designed to meet the United Network of Organ Sharing, American Society of Transplantation (AST), and the American Society of Nephrology criteria for certification as a transplant physician and to be eligible to qualify to be a transplant program medical director. Our goal is to produce both an excellent clinician and scientist who is well-qualified for a career in transplant nephrology. Our graduates have moved on to desirable positions, mostly in academic institutions.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted July 1 - November 30.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Maria Aurora Posadas Salas, MD
Location:
Charleston, SC
For questions contact:
Maria Aurora Posadas Salas, MD
Phone:
843-792-0156

Tennessee

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The renal transplant fellowship program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN is a one year program designed to provide the fellow with a comprehensive experience in the care of renal and pancreas transplant recipients. The renal transplant fellow is involved in the management of patients from pre-transplant evaluation to pre and post transplant periods.

Prerequisite:

-Completion of MD or equivalent medical degree qualification from a qualified medical school, in case of international medical graduate
- Individuals should have completed or be completing an American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship in general nephrology or its equivalent if the applicant is an international scholar.
- In case of an international medical graduate, completion of USMLE steps 1, 2 CS (equivalent) and CK and step 3 prior to starting the fellowship.

Teaching staff
- The fellow will receive direct teaching by transplant nephrologists – Dr Manish Talwar, Dr Vasanthi Balaraman, Dr Priyanka Jethwani, Dr Aimen Liaqat and Dr Anshul Bhalla. The fellow will also have learning opportunities from the transplant surgeons while observing
procurement surgeries as well as transplant surgeries.

Clinical
The program includes at least 8 month clinical experience in which the trainee will manage renal transplant recipients as the primary care giver in both an inpatient and outpatient setting as well as donor and recipient evaluations, kidney graft biopsy, and all prominent features of the clinical experience. The trainee is expected to manage immunosuppression, fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, blood pressure and glucose control, and anti-infective prophylaxis for all newly engrafted recipients. Our transplant nephrology fellowship
program also offers a rigorous educational requirement including but not limited to journal club to discuss landmark studies of the field of kidney transplantation as well as recently published papers and monthly biopsy rounds. Immunology training is provided during a 2 week lab rotation and research and scholastic activities are promoted.

Research
- The transplant fellow will identify a research mentor based on his/her interest
- The transplant fellow is expected is expected to attend the monthly research meeting and provide progress reports
- Scholarly activities: One abstract to American Transplant Congress (ATC) or any other transplant conference

Mentoring
- Fellow is encouraged to find a research mentor based on his/her interest

Supervision
- Fellow will perform his/her duties under the supervision of a transplant nephrologist. Fellow will discuss with the supervising physician
after seeing the patient and formulating a plan. All procedures performed by the fellow will be supervised by the attending. Progress will
be monitored over the course of the fellowship to determine preparation for independent practice.

Evaluation
- Each transplant nephrology fellow is required to complete an evaluation form every 6 months and at the completion of the 12-month
fellowship. This will be sent by American Society of Transplantation (AST) fellowship accreditation office.
- The fellow will get quarterly evaluation by faculty. This will be done through New Innovations. This will also be discussed with the fellow
in person.

Program is on an academic year, and applications are accepted the entire year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Manish Talwar, MD
Location:
Memphis, TN
For questions contact:
Latrice Anderson
Phone:
901-478-0608

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The transplant fellow plays an integral role in transplant management from pre-transplant evaluation, perioperative medicine and immunologic clearance, immunosuppression and daily management during the operative admission, post-operative maintenance management for the one year he/she is a fellow. The transplant fellow evaluates living donor and deceased donor recipients and provides recommendations regarding induction and maintenance immunosuppression. The transplant fellow is in charge of evaluating all immunosuppression levels of those patients in house and in his/her clinic and recommending changes as appropriate. The transplant fellow evaluates patients with renal allograft dysfunction both in the outpatient and inpatient setting and is responsible for setting up and performing allograft biopsies in a shared relationship with the renal fellow rotating on the transplant service. The transplant fellow is able to adequately manage antirejection therapies including those given both for cellular and humoral rejection. The transplant fellow is provided with the following education program: 1. Inpatient experience: the fellow spends 6 months on the inpatient transplant service with an average census of 20-30 patients. The fellow is primarily responsible for evaluating new deceased and living donor transplant recipients and following those patients peri-operatively in conjunction with the transplant surgical service. The transplant fellow performs transplant allograft biopsies on those patients with allograft dysfunction. The transplant fellow is also responsible for supervising the renal fellow and residents on the service in conjunction with the transplant attending. 2. Outpatient experience: the transplant fellow is responsible for evaluating transplant candidates, transplant candidate re-evaluations while active on the waiting list and living donor candidates through a weekly evaluation clinic. He/She is responsible for presenting those patients at the weekly multidisciplinary selection committee. The fellow also has 2 half day clinics per week in which they see transplant recipients in follow-up. The newly engrafted transplant recipient is seen in conjunction with transplant surgery for the first 6 weeks and then is followed soley by the fellow with transplant nephrology attending oversight. 3. Research: the fellow has 6 months while not on the transplant inpatient service dedicated to research and electives. The fellow is tasked with coming up with a clinical research project to be completed at the end of the 1 year fellowship and most commonly is a retrospective cohort study. The transplant fellow is also asked to write a transplant review or case report and submit to a transplant journal. 4. Electives: the fellow spends 2-4 weeks in the HLA laboratory devoted to tests related to transplantation including HLA typing, crossmatching and flow cytometry. The fellow spends 2 weeks in a renal pathology rotation working closely with the renal pathologist reviewing biopsies and receiving one-on-one didactic training. In addition to the above electives, the fellow is required to spend 2 weeks in the transplant infectious disease clinic with exposure to a wide variety of pathology including bacterial, viral and fungal infections. 5. Didactics: the fellow is required to attend our weekly Transplant Conference in which a variety of topics are discussed including surgical and medical management issues, review and discussion of transplant protocols, performance improvement initiatives, morbidity and mortality issues, and monthly pathology review of cases. The fellow is also provided the AST/ASN Transplant Core Curriculum and is asked to participate in the ASN Webinars and on-line Journal Club. The fellow is provided the Primer in Kidney Transplantation as well. 6. Other: in addition to the above, the transplant fellow is encouraged to attend lectures as part of the Transplant Administrator course, the Transplant Fellowship Symposium and the ATC Annual Meeting. The transplant fellow is an integral member of nephrology and works closely with the general nephrology fellows while on the transplant inpatient service. The transplant nephrology fellows has right of first refusal for all patients presenting for deceased or living donor transplant and follows those patients from time of initial pre-operative evaluation in house until the end of their first year of fellowship. Those patients then comprise the transplant fellow's outpatient clinic. In addition to his/her own clinic, the transplant fellow will see long-term follow-up patients in conjunction with each transplant nephrology attending. The transplant fellow and nephrology fellow alternative kidney allograft biopsies with both easily meeting the requiring number of biopsies for the program. The general nephrology fellows are assigned to work with a transplant attending in the clinical setting for 6 months independent of the transplant fellow's clinic. The transplant fellow is given the opportunity to attend all general nephrology didactic sessions weekly including: clinical journal club, renal physiology, renal grand rounds, renal pathology conferences. None of the transplant didactic sessions overlap with the general nephrology conferences.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted January - September for the following fellowship year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Saed Shawar, MD
Location:
Nashville, TN
For questions contact:
Saed Shawar, MD, Lindsey Schindler
Phone:
502-797-8531

Texas

Houston Methodist

The transplant nephrology fellow will spend a total of 6 months on the inpatient service and 6 months in the outpatient setting. The inpatient service is a combined medical-surgical team in which the transplant fellow provides are for new transplant recipients in addition to patients admitted for post-transplant complications. Outpatient months include living donor and recipient evaluations, with two months protected for research. During these research months, the fellow works on a project of their interest under the direction of either transplant nephrologists, surgeons, or the HLA lab personnel, Didactic sessions include a lecture series with transplant dedicated lectures 1-2 times a month, transplant journal club in conjunction with our transplant surgery team monthly, weekly review of pathology with transplant pathologists, nephrologists, and surgeons, weekly grand rounds, and a structured HLA course. The transplant nephrology fellow works alongside transplant nephrologists in managing immediate post-transplant kidney recipients, but principally in the care of long-term kidney and kidney pancreas transplant recipients. He or she is an integral part of developing comprehensive care protocols involving cardiovascular, mineral bone disease, and malignancy screening and treatment. 

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted from July 1 - March 31.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Horacio Adrogue, MD
Location:
Houston, TX
For questions contact:
Vanessa Moya
Phone:
713-441-6081

University of Texas - Southwestern

Fellows complete 6 months of inpatient training and 6 months of outpatient training. We follow the AST guidelines for transplant nephrology fellowship training. Weekly didactic lectures, monthly transplant grand rounds, real time review of biopsies, HLA and radiology rotations, and attendance at the AST fellows symposium and ATC.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted May-September.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Laila Lakhani, MD
Location:
Dallas, TX
For questions contact:
Jonathan Porter

Utah

University of Utah

The University of Utah is a fast-growing program (150-200 kidney transplants/year) located in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. Our transplant program has a unique structure in which transplant surgeons, nephrologists, hepatologists, infectious disease specialists, pharmacists, and histocompatibility laboratory staff work collaboratively to provide dedicated care for patients in need of abdominal organ transplantation. Our clinical education program offers specialized training in transplant medicine that is certified by the American Society of Nephrology/American Society of Transplantation (ASN/AST) credentialing program. The program includes at least 8 months of hands-on clinical experience during which the trainee learns to independently manage kidney and pancreas transplant recipients as the primary transplant care provider in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The transplant fellow also develops clinical expertise in donor and recipient evaluations, kidney allograft biopsy procedures and histopathology interpretation, and all prominent features of the regulatory aspects of solid organ transplantation. Our transplant nephrology fellowship program also includes a rigorous educational requirement with weekly biopsy rounds, interactive didactic lectures, multidisciplinary journal clubs to discuss both landmark studies and recently published impactful papers, and many other learning opportunities. We offer a 1-year clinical track as well as a unique 2-year combined clinical/research track. The 2-year track provides opportunities for formal scientific education and to undertake basic science or clinical science research projects with an option for obtaining an advanced degree (Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, MSCI)
from the University of Utah.

The program is on an academic year cycle and applications are accepted all year.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Divya Raghavan, MD
Location:
Salt Lake City, UT
For questions contact:
Victoria Buchanan, Miklos Molnar, MD
Phone:
801-646-6532, 801-213-0622

Virginia

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia, Division of Nephrology, Transplant Nephrology fellowship is an ASN/AST-accredited fellowship. Our transplant center is the only Comprehensive Transplant Center in Virginia. We perform 300-350 solid organ transplant per year with nearly 60% of the volume from either kidney, kidney-pancreas and pancreas transplants. Our patient and allograft survival rates are equivalent or exceed national standards.

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship training main track provides clinical training in kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation over the course of 1 year. For selected qualifying candidates, a longer T32NIH grant sponsored research training track combined with clinical training, may be available. During fellowship, trainees will gain expertise managing kidney, kidney-pancreas and pancreas transplant candidates and recipients, as well as providing nephrology care to non-kidney solid organ transplant recipients. During their training, fellows will learn to manage immunosuppressive therapies across a wide spectrum of transplant conditions (i.e. induction and maintenance therapy, rejection, desensitization, disease recurrence management, etc), become competent managing medical and surgical complications after transplantation, as well as long-term care issues of transplant recipients. Fellows will also learn to select appropriate living kidney donors and familiarize with their work up, outcomes and short- and long-term implications of living kidney donation. Fellows will be exposed to desensitization protocols as well as kidney pair donation. The training time is spent as follows: approximately 6 months of inpatient care and 6 months of outpatient care, elective rotations and scholarly activities.

Our transplant faculty members participate of a variety of clinical research activities (both, industry sponsored and NIH funded) and closely collaborate with other solid organ transplant groups in clinical research. We have monthly research meetings to discuss active research projects and polish each other's proposals. Transplant nephrology fellows are expected to develop their own scholarly activity during their training. Our transplant faculty are also actively involved in a variety of national societies , including participating or chairing committees at UNOS, AST and ASN. The ideal transplant nephrology fellowship candidate should be a board eligible or board-certified nephrologist.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted September through April.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Angie Nishio-Lucar, MD
Location:
Charlottesville, VA
For questions contact:
Fawad Sohail
Phone:
434-242-5461

Virginia Commonwealth University

The transplant fellowship involves one year of training. Each fellow will participate in clinical training, teaching and scholarly activities. The training experience includes involvement in all aspects of pre-transplant care including list management, kidney donor evaluations and assessment and acceptance of deceased donor organs, as well as post-transplant care including performing biopsies and management of immunosuppression. The fellows get hands-on training in immunology through rotations in the HLA lab and transplant kidney biopsy assessments with pathology. Dedicated teaching in transplant infectious disease is also provided. Under faculty mentorship, each fellow is expected to participate in at least one research project. After one year of clinical training, our goal is for each fellow to have confidence in independently evaluating and managing patients with a wide variety of kidney transplant issues.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Layla Kamal, MD
Location:
Richmond, VA
For questions contact:
Tiffany Wilkins
Phone:
804-628-3260

Washington

University of Washington Medical Center

We pride ourselves on being one of the best institutions in the region serving a wide catchment area of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) with excellent clinical training and abundant research opportunities. We offer a one-year clinical transplant nephrology fellowship, accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. Fellowship graduates are eligible to be UNOS-approved medical directors of a kidney and/or pancreas transplant program.

We offer a one-year clinical transplant nephrology fellowship, accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. Fellowship graduates are eligible to be UNOS-approved medical directors of a kidney and/or pancreas transplant program.

The program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted from May to approximately January (rolling until filled).
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Yue-Harn Ng, MD
Location:
Seattle, WA
For questions contact:
Danielle Long
Phone:
206-221-7138

Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin

Formal one-year clinical training in Transplant Nephrology was initiated in July 2004. This was formally approved by the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation. The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship training involves exposure to kidney and pancreas transplantation in the outpatient and inpatient settings. It covers the management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients, understanding and managing immunosuppressive therapies, handling of the medical and surgical complications early post transplantation as well as long-term care of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients. The training encompasses formal exposure and instruction in donor-recipient evaluation, performing renal transplant biopsy, nephropathology, non-renal solid organ transplantation including liver, heart, and lung transplants, living and deceased kidney procurement, ABO incompatible kidney transplant, HLA laboratories, formal transplant infectious disease rotation, as well as clinical or basic science research in kidney transplantation.

Program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted throughout the year.
Program does accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Brahm Vasudev, MD
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
For questions contact:
Andy Brown
Phone:
414-955-0314

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

The Nephrology Division at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a one-year Transplant Nephrology Fellowship (two positions/year). This fellowship provides a broad experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation including six months of inpatient and five months of outpatient care of transplant patients, an HLA laboratory rotation, and kidney donor evaluation and follow-up. Our program performs about 500 kidney transplant biopsies annually and fellows have daily meetings with the transplant pathologist. In addition to bedside teaching, the transplant fellow(s) will participate in a year-long transplant core curriculum series, and attend journal clubs and grand rounds presentations. The transplant fellow(s) will actively participate in ongoing clinical trials and will be encouraged to develop their own research project(s).

The University of Wisconsin consistently ranks among the top 10 most active transplant programs in the country. In 2022, UW Health performed 245 kidney transplants. With over 13,000 organs transplanted since 1966, solid organ transplantation plays an important role in academic and clinical activities of UW Health.

Program is on a calendar year cycle and applications are accepted year-round.
Program does not accept J1 Visas
Transplant Program Fellowship Director:
Kurtis Swanson, MD
Location:
Madison, WI
For questions contact:
Kurtis Swanson, MD