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Division of Nephrology Education Nephrology Fellowship

Nephrology Fellowship

The Nephrology Fellowship offered by NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides rigorous training that prepares you for the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in nephrology. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our program is two years in duration with an optional third year. We accept three applicants each year.

Following a comprehensive 21st century curriculum, our fellowship prepares you for a career as a clinician–educator, clinician, or researcher—or for further advanced training.

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In our program, you acquire the skills of a lifelong learner and educator who provides the most advanced and evidence-based care possible. For fellows who are interested in developing their own projects and pursuing careers as independent researchers, we offer intensive training in research methods.

Our faculty members are leaders in the field who are committed to your success. At our three clinical sites you treat a wide range of conditions and receive broad experience in the management of clinical problems. As you care for people in underserved populations and help them access healthcare, you gain an understanding of disparities in health and healthcare.

We offer unique experiences in emerging fields of nephrology including palliative care nephrology, transplant nephrology, and kidney stone disease. You have the opportunity to train with experts and participate in clinical research in these areas.

Fellowship Structure

In our program you spend 12 to 15 months on clinical rotations involving all aspects of clinical nephrology, including kidney transplant. During the remainder of the second year and during an optional third year, you conduct clinical or basic laboratory research in areas of your own interest.

Clinical Training for Fellows

During clinical rotations you care for patients at the following sites:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and the Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

At Bellevue and the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, you serve as a consultant for inpatients with acute and chronic kidney diseases while being supervised by our full-time and clinical faculty. You perform all procedures, including inserting temporary catheters for acute hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous kidney replacement therapy. With our full-time kidney pathologist, you also review the slides of your patients who need kidney biopsies.

You attend an outpatient clinic one morning each week and participate in the care of patients who require chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion

At Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, you see nephrology consult patients in a quaternary care environment or collaborate with world-renowned experts from the NYU Langone Transplant Institute to treat kidney transplant recipients on the inpatient service and the outpatient clinic. You also care for patients with heart, lung, and liver transplants who develop kidney complications. You perform all kidney transplant biopsies under the supervision of a transplant nephrologist and develop treatment plans with the kidney pathologist and transplant team. In addition, you spend two weeks in the kidney pathology laboratory under the supervision of our kidney pathologist, learning to interpret kidney biopsies and providing clinicopathologic correlations.

Research Training for Fellows

During clinical training, you are exposed to ongoing research projects through formal lectures and informal discussions with principal investigators in our division. During this first year you select a research mentor and a project.

During the second year, you have protected time to work on your project under the supervision of your mentor. The ultimate goal is to develop a body of work that can be submitted for publication and presented at regional and national meetings.

An optional third year of training provides fellows who wish to develop their own projects for careers as independent researchers with more intensive training in research methods.

Additional opportunities for formal training in research are offered through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, including a three-week intensive course or an additional year in which you may obtain a master’s degree.

Academic Opportunities for Fellows

In our program, you have the opportunity to attend a full schedule of conferences, including clinical case conferences, pathology conferences, research seminars, journal clubs, and board reviews. You attend multidisciplinary conferences with our colleagues in the Division of Rheumatology, the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and the Transplant Institute. In addition, you are encouraged to attend local and national specialty meetings as you become members of the wider nephrology community.

How to Apply

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) and review them on a rolling basis. Applicants who are being considered for the program are contacted after July 15 for interviews. We conduct interviews each September and October.

Because our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), all candidates must register through the NRMP® Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP).

Contact Us

For questions about applications to the Nephrology Fellowship, contact Ysa Wilson, fellowship coordinator, at 212-263-8060 or For general questions about the opportunities available through our fellowship, please contact Judith A. Benstein, MD, fellowship director, at