Nephrology Fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers a three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program that provides outstanding clinical training and research opportunities. Ours is one of the largest programs in the country, with nine attending physicians who offer a wealth of diverse experience and training from programs at the nation’s top major medical centers.

The Pediatric Renal Transplant service is one of the largest in the country, providing innovative, state-of-the-art care. The robust inpatient, consult, and outpatient service will allow the fellow to care for a broad spectrum of patients with kidney disorders. Supplementing learning from direct patient contact, the fellows will participate in didactic lectures, journal clubs and quality improvement projects.

The fellowship program offers outstanding and diverse opportunities for clinical, translational and basic research. The program has been awarded an NIH T32 fellowship training grant (one of only a handful in the country). Specific research interests include fluid management, renal development, vesicoureteral reflux, obstructive nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease, transplant immunology/infection, podocyte biology, protein trafficking in epithelial cells, pyelonephritis and acute kidney injury. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work with faculty in the adult nephrology, which has excellent NIH-funded research programs, including a prestigious O’Brien Center award.

In summary, fellow graduates will be well-trained to pursue all types of careers available to pediatric nephrologists, from academic clinicians to physician-scientists.