The mission of the Nephrology and Hypertension Program is to provide comprehensive training in clinical nephrology and hypertension as well as in-depth exposure to research and scholarly activity. The goal of this program is to teach the fellow clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, professionalism, interpersonal skills and ethical insight in the management of basic and complex renal disorders including glomerular diseases. The curriculum is designed to provide broad clinical exposure in acute and chronic kidney disease including renal replacement therapy (intermittent hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis) in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The program also focuses on robust clinical and research opportunities in renal transplantation. Fellowship training will prepare the trainee to function not only as outstanding nephrologists but also as contributing members of the medical community. While the division of nephrology conducts research on all aspects on nephrology, a major emphasis is placed on research in the area of Interventional Nephrology, vascular access, glomerulonephritis, and various cardio-renal aspects.
In addition, fellows are given the opportunity to continue on to our Critical Care Fellowship Program.