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About the Program

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program offers a comprehensive experience in clinical nephrology, covering glomerular diseases, hypertension, fluid-electrolyte and acid-base disorders, organ transplantation, interventional nephrology, onconephrology, and home dialysis.

Our 2-year ACGME-accredited Nephrology Fellowship emphasizes exceptional training, educational value, and work-life balance.

Key features include:

  • Team-based inpatient services with nephrologists and nurse practitioners to enhance educational value and reduce fellows' workload.
  • Nightly call handled by pager home call, including weekends, allowing for optimal rest and an enhanced learning experience.Typically, fellows do not return to the hospital after 6pm.
  • Exposure to extraordinary cases in a diverse setting, including a level 1 trauma center and close affiliation with the Veteran’s Administration.
  • Customizable scholarly activities tailored to fellows' career needs and interests, such as research conferences, dialysis training, the business of nephrology, and opportunity to participate in the IMSTAR (IM Scholarly Training for Academic Research] program.
  • A multitude of clinical and basic science research opportunities.
  • Innovative pathways in transplantation.
  • Extensive training in plasmapheresis.

Unique and individualized training electives include:

  • Drake Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) community experience
  • Vascular Access/Interventional Nephrology
  • Research
  • Outpatient Hemodialysis (HD)/Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)/Home modalities exposure – including attending Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)/Dialysis Unit Medical Director meetings
  • Rural Nephrology experience
  • Ambulatory clinic experience
  • Transplant inpatient and outpatient clinics
  • Kidney Pathology

Our program also has a 100% track record in job placements of fellows’ choice after fellowship as well as a 100% Nephrology Fellowship Board pass rate over the past 5 years.

We also have the opportunity for a one year Critical Care Track after completing Nephrology Fellowship training.

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Niralee Patel, MD, MEd
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

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University of Cincinnati
Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0585
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0585

Phone: 513-558-5471
Fax: 513-558-4309