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Transplant Fellowship

Clinical Component

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.

Didactic Component

  • 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.

Contact Information

Stewart Lecker, MD, PhD, Program Director
Andy Omann, Fellowship Coordinator
Nephrology, BIDMC Renal Division
West Campus, Farr 8
185 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215
617.632.9880
617.632.9890
aomann@bidmc.harvard.edu