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Nephrology Training at BIDMC

Martin Pollak, MD, Chief, Division of Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care to patients, advancing nephrology research, and training future physicians and investigators to become leaders in the field. Decades before Boston's Beth Israel and New England Deaconess hospitals came together as BIDMC, each was a leader in health care with a long history of personalized patient care and community service. In 1996, the two hospitals merged to form BIDMC. Today, with nearly three quarters of a million patient visits each year in and around Boston, BIDMC is rated among the top hospitals in the country in patient care and National Institutes of Health funding. Like BIDMC, the Division of Nephrology has a rich and remarkable history, boasting an impressive lineage of members and leaders.

Our educational programs are among our program's greatest strengths. Our faculty are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for their excellence in medical education. They serve as core educators in our fellowship program, BIDMC's Internal Medicine Residency Program, and at Harvard Medical school. We are committed to giving our trainees the best learning experience possible, whether they provide care, perform clinical or laboratory research, or take on educational roles. Our fellowship provides the tools needed to chart the future of our specialty.

Stewart Lecker, MD, PhD, Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship

Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD directs the ACGME-accredited nephrology fellowship program at BIDMC. A graduate of UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Lecker performed his internal medicine residency at UCLA before relocating to Beth Israel for his nephrology training in 1995. He has been the Program Director since 2005 and is a leader in the nephrology education community. Our educational mission is to train the future leaders of nephrology. The nephrology training program at BIDMC offers a dynamic mix of clinical care, basic and translational research utilizing novel educational approaches in a warm and nurturing environment. Whether our trainees provide superlative care, perform clinical or laboratory research or take on educational roles, our fellowship program provides the tools necessary to chart the future of our specialty.