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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

Nephrology Fellowship Program
Catherine Nadir, Fellowship Coordinator
West Campus, Farr 8
185 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215
P: 617.632.9880
F: 617.632.9890
cnadir@bidmc.harvard.edu