About the Program
The Division of Nephrology, Kidney C.A.R.E. Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center offers a one-year standard or two-year alternative pathway AST-accredited Transplant Nephrology Fellowship.
The University of Cincinnati Transplant Program has been a national leader in organ transplantation for over 45 years with a very active kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant program. The Transplant Program is currently training two fellows and is staffed by 6 transplant Nephrologists, 6 Transplant Surgeons and a full complement of ancillary professionals including pharmacists, social workers and Transplant Immunology personnel.
The one-year transplant fellowship will provide a broad-based experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation including inpatient (at least six months) and outpatient care of transplant patients, performance of renal allograft biopsies and mandatory training in pathology, immunology, tissue typing, and immunosuppressive protocols. The University of Cincinnati Transplant Program is a leader in clinical research protocols and the fellow will be expected to participate in ongoing clinical trials and develop a research project during the fellowship year.
The two-year transplant fellowship contains the same components of the one-year fellowship, with additional research related to transplantation.
Our overall goal is to mold the Transplant Fellow into an outstanding clinician with experience that extends all the way from a strong clinical base to state of the art research protocols, especially in the context of antibody mediated rejection and desensitization.
Clinical Training and Education
The Transplant Fellowship provides a broad-based experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation, including inpatient (at least six months) and outpatient care of transplant patients, performance of renal allograft biopsies and mandatory training in pathology, immunology, tissue typing, and immunosuppressive protocols. The Transplant Fellow plays an integral part in the care of kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant recipients. We have an integrated Transplant Nephrology and Transplant Surgery Program, with multidisciplinary patient rounds every day. The Transplant Fellow is an essential part of every aspect of decision making and, more importantly, the learning process.
In addition to bedside teaching, the fellow will participate in a year-long transplant-specific core curriculum series and also attend journal clubs and grand rounds presentations. The fellow will also be expected to develop a research project and actively participate in ongoing clinical trials.
To apply, candidates should send the Program Coordinator a copy of his/her CV, USMLE scores and medical school diploma, along with three letters of recommendation, including one from the Fellowship Director.