Pediatric nephrology and kidney transplantation
About our fellowship
The Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a three-year program certified by the ACGME. It leads to board-eligibility for the sub-board committee of the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric nephrology. The program combines a broad inpatient and outpatient clinical experience in childhood disorders of nephrology.
Fellows will be involved in the care of patients admitted to the nephrology service and perform inpatient consultations from other services in the hospital. Fellows will participate in all aspects of dialysis services, including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy, and they will become an integral member of the transplant team. In the ambulatory setting, fellows will have one half-day continuity clinic scheduled every week during the three years of fellowship, as well as opportunities for electives with urology, radiology and adult nephrology/transplant.
Each fellow is expected to engage in scholarly activity in which they develop and test a hypothesis, or in a project of substantive scholarly exploration and analysis requiring critical thinking. There are opportunities for clinical, epidemiology, translational and basic science research. Didactic teaching in the fundamentals of nephrology and conferences/journal clubs are scheduled regularly. The program works closely with multiple other specialties and regular conferences are scheduled with urology, radiology, pathology, adult nephrology and rheumatology.
Additional learning opportunities
- Resident and medical student electives: Students are encouraged to spend as much time as possible learning pediatric nephrology through clinical practice. They will also be directed to pick a topic of interest and design and implement a research protocol which can be submitted for publication and presentation.
- Summer students: The pediatric nephrology service is well known as the “place to go” for college students looking to broaden their knowledge of the medical field and be directly involved in clinical research. All past students have done meaningful work and have had their projects published.
- Conferences: All members of our division are encouraged to engage in scholarly activities and maintain advanced certifications. Members of the team participate in clinical research and attend meetings relevant to their scope of practice.