Program description

The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a well-balanced training opportunity founded on the three Mayo shields: clinical practice, research and education.

This is a two-year clinical fellowship that provides an excellent curriculum to maximize clinical experience and ample opportunities for clinical research and resident education. Dedicated elective time is customized to meet individual career goals.

As a nephrology fellow at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, you work closely with highly experienced and well-trained academic faculty. Additional training opportunities in critical care medicine and kidney transplantation also are available.

Fellowship highlights

  • Renal pathology. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona processes approximately 800 renal biopsies each year, and the nephrology fellow has an entire rotation dedicated to the interpretation of renal biopsies. The trainee works closely with the renal pathologist reviewing biopsies and receiving one-on-one didactic training.
  • Transplant nephrology. The kidney transplantation experience at Mayo Clinic is comprehensive due to the very high volume of transplants performed. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona has been consistently ranked among the top 10 percent of centers with respect to the total volume of kidney and pancreas transplants performed in the U.S.

    The high volume of transplant procedures provides the fellow with an excellent experience in managing kidney and pancreas recipients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, our transplant nephrologists are engaged in research involving a broad array of topics.

  • Interventional nephrology. Interventional nephrology is experienced through a dedicated rotation at the Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center Surgery Center, where more than 4,000 interventions are performed annually, including creation and management of arteriovenous fistulae and grafts as well as placement of tunneled dialysis catheters and peritoneal dialysis catheters.
  • Simulation center. A multidisciplinary simulation center is used in various training scenarios, including simulation of central line placement and ultrasound-guided renal biopsy.


The Nephrology Fellowship fulfills the requirements for subspecialty training in nephrology as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in nephrology upon successful completion of the Nephrology Fellowship.

Program history

The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona began in July 2013. One fellow is admitted to the program each year.

July 24, 2015