We offer a Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program certified by the American Society of Transplantation with a comprehensive, stimulating curriculum. The clinical component of our program will be tailored to the specific needs of the transplant fellow and will generally consist of:
- Four months of inpatient service, following our kidney and pancreas transplant patients as a senior fellow.
- Weekly Transplant meeting and conference.
- Four out-patient clinics per week with Drs. Pavlakis and Mandelbrot in Transplant Nephrology. You will evaluate pre-and post-transplant patients (Kidney, Pancreas and Islet candidates), communicate with their referring nephrologists and present these patients at Kidney Intake conference.
- Performing outpatient transplant biopsies in order to learn procedures, complications, etc.
- Observation of as many transplants as possible, joining surgeons on local retrievals of organs for both kidney and pancreas.
- One month's rotation at Children's Hospital outpatient transplant clinic.
- One month spent in transplant pathology/radiology training.
- One month spent in the histocompatibility lab.
- Three months will be spent on a guided independent research project.
- Guided independent study (from "Primer on Transplantation" and "Cellular Molecular Immunology").
- Attendance/teaching at weekly Immunology lecture for fellows.
- Professor rounds with our transplant faculty.
- Weekly research conferences in transplant-related subjects by local and invited speakers.
- Attendance at American Transplant Congress Annual Meeting and the American Society of Transplantation Fellow's conference.