Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs


Welcome! The University of Virginia Division of Nephrology has comprehensive programs in patient care, research, and education related to nephrology. Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally in research, education, and clinical care, and are committed to providing excellence in each of our missions. Our program selects four to five fellows each year from a competitive pool of applicants.

UVA Nephrology Fellows: Recent Activities
Nephrology Fellows Poster Presentations
 NFK 2014 Young Investigator Forum Awards 2014
Post-Doc Pei-Lun Chu Wins 2014 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship from ASN

Training Pathways

The Division of Nephrology offers several training pathways designed to prepare postdoctoral fellows for careers in clinical or academic nephrology:

  • Clinical Training Pathway: 2 years of training at the UVA Medical Center and affiliated centers in Fishersville and Lynchburg, Virginia. This pathway is intended for those seeking an intensive clinical experience in preparation for a career practicing clinical nephrology. Our clinical training is designed to produce highly accomplished clinical leaders in nephrology.

  • Clinical/Research Training Pathway: 3 or more years of training, including one year full-time clinical training and two or more years clinical or laboratory research.

  • Research Training Pathway: Designed for individuals with advanced degrees (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) who are interested in pursuing only research training.

  • ABIM Research Track for IM Residency Applicants: may be desirable for applicants to the Medicine Residency who (a) have substantial research experience as evidenced, for example, by a PhD or Master’s degree, research publications, etc.; and (b) aspire to a career as a Physician-Scientist.

Clinical Activities

  • Inpatient consultation service
  • Outpatient longitudinal care
  • Transplantation inpatient service
  • Outpatient transplantation care
  • Outpatient hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis
  • Nocturnal home hemodialysis (at the largest and most established program in the country)
  • Renal replacement therapies (IHD, CAPD and variations, CRRT)
  • Therapeutic apheresis
  • Conditions including acute renal failure; electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities; hypertension; kidney, kidney-pancreas, and liver transplantation; parenchymal kidney disease; and vascular access complications. We are a referral center for a large geographical region and we see a large variety of conditions covering the entire breadth of nephrology practice.

Our Clinical Faculty

  • Are recognized nationally and maintain positions on editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals and on clinical practice guidelines committees for the NKF/KDOQI and the Renal Physicians Association
  • Are leaders in education and serve important national positions that determine education policy for nephrology education
  • Author chapters in the most authoritative textbooks and educational materials available
  • Have received distinguished awards at the University of Virginia including the Robley Dunglison Award, Department of Medicine Teaching Award, Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, University Teaching Award, and are members of the UVA Academy of Distinguished Educators

Research training is provided by nationally and internationally recognized leaders in biomedical investigation. Nephrology faculty members are leaders in the field of inflammation and kidney injury. They participate on national and international committees that establish priorities in research activities and are members of NIH study sections, steering committees and editorial boards. In addition to core NIH-funded nephrology faculty, trainees may also work directly with faculty mentors in various departments at the University of Virginia.

The faculty of this training program are located on the University of Virginia School of Medicine campus in Charlottesville and were selected based on criteria: 1) training record, 2) funding record 3) established interaction with other faculty, and 4) ability to integrate with the central focus of the program, i.e. Kidney Disease and Inflammation. The current program consists of twenty-six faculty members in nine Departments: Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Surgery, and Public Health Sciences.

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