Nephrology Fellowship (Arizona)
The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides an opportunity for outstanding training in all aspects of clinical practice, research and education related to nephrology and hypertension.
This two-year fellowship is flexible and can be customized to meet individual career goals. As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you will work closely with highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty. Additional training opportunities in critical care medicine and kidney transplantation are also available at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Strengths of the Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona include:
- Strong kidney transplant program and training. Mayo Clinic in Arizona performed 176 kidney and 23 kidney-pancreas transplantation procedures in 2010 and was ranked as the 24th largest kidney transplant program and the second largest kidney and pancreas transplant program in the U.S. that year. In 2011, 230 kidney transplants and 26 kidney-pancreas transplants were performed. A high volume of transplant procedures provide fellows with an excellent experience in managing the kidney and pancreas recipients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Comprehensive training in interventional nephrology. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has a well-established and cohesive partnership with Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center (AKDHC) providing rotations and immersion in interventional nephrology. This fellowship includes a dedicated rotation 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.
- High renal pathology volume. The renal pathology service at Mayo Clinic in Arizona processes between 700 and 800 renal biopsies a year including approximately 60 native kidney biopsies. 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 Graduate Medical Education.
You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in nephrology upon successful completion of this fellowship.
The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona will begin in July 2013. One fellow will be admitted to the program each year.