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Nephrology Fellowship (Arizona)

Program description

The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in 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 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 at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Strengths of the Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona include:

  • Well-rounded nephrology experience. The clinical nephrology fellowship experience includes training at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, which is a 268-bed tertiary referral center. This experience allows for wide exposure to complex renal pathology, including the care and management of patients on the medical and surgical wards, intensive care units and step-down units.

    In addition, the fellow rotates at Maricopa Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center, which provides complementary experience involving a variety of clinical cases, such as intoxication-related kidney injury, obstetrics and pregnancy-related disease, HIV nephropathy, and more.

  • High-volume kidney transplant program and training. A high volume of transplant procedures provides the nephrology fellow with an excellent experience in managing the kidney and pancreas recipients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network has consistently ranked Mayo Clinic in Arizona among the top 5 percent of centers with respect to total volume of kidney and pancreas transplants performed in the United States.
  • Dedicated training in interventional nephrology. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has a well-established and cohesive partnership with the Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center (AKDHC). There is a dedicated rotation in interventional nephrology at the AKDHC Surgery Center, where annually approximately 800 arterial venous fistulae are created and approximately 4,000 interventions on hemodialysis fistula, grafts or catheters, and peritoneal dialysis catheters are performed. This training in interventional nephrology allows immersion in a surgery setting and enhances learning of this procedural skill set.
  • Comprehensive renal pathology experience. The nephrology fellow has a dedicated rotation in renal pathology and is trained by our dedicated renal pathologist. Mayo Clinic in Arizona processes between 700 and 800 biopsies (native and kidney allograft) a year. Allograft biopsies include protocol and for-cause biopsies with immunofluorescence for C4d. The full spectrum of allograft and native renal biopsy pathology, including glomerulonephritis, tubulointerstitial and vascular diseases, is encountered.


The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona fulfills the requirements for subspecialty training in nephrology as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Liaison Committee on 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 in Arizona began in July 2013. One fellow is admitted to the program each year.

  • May 7, 2014
  • ART833028