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Fellowship in Nephrology at Lenox Hill Hospital

The Lenox Hill Hospital nephrology fellowship is a two-year program that provides exposure to a variety of renal diagnoses and conditions incorporating acute and chronic kidney diseases. Two fellows are accepted per year.

Transplantation experience is achieved through an affiliated hospital rotation. Fellows will receive comprehensive experience in the broad area of nephrology, including fluid and electrolyte problems, acid-base disorders, metabolic bone disease, hypertension, renal biopsy, all forms of acute and chronic dialysis, and parenchymal renal disease. The program also includes experience with an active inpatient renal and hypertension consultation service, outpatient clinics and dialysis experience in a modern facility.

A well organized schedule of daily rounds, special conferences, weekly journal club, and didactic lectures given by members of the staff and guest lecturers provides a broad learning experience in nephrology. Experience is provided in ancillary areas including renal radiology, renal pathology and related areas of urologic diseases. In addition, there are multidisciplinary conferences with other divisions including Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Vascular Surgery. The Nephrology Division also emphasizes clinical expertise. Fellows work with the clinical staff to conduct ongoing projects in renal salt and water handling, potassium abnormalities, immunology, metabolism, hypertension, glomerular and dialysis issues.

Fellows are afforded protected time to conduct clinical research throughout the duration of the fellowship. Each fellow is assigned to a teaching nephrologist who serves as a mentor for the development and successful completion of a research project. The fellows are encouraged to develop their consultation skills by means of experience in the delivery of lectures, the evaluation of patients, and the development of teaching slides and educational files.


Rotations include inpatient consultation, inpatient dialysis (acute hemodialysis and chronic renal replacement therapies), outpatient chronic dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation. An affiliated hospital rotation provides exposure to transplantation. Following the transplantation rotation, the fellows follow transplant recipients through regular visits to the outpatient transplantation clinic.


Encouragement and funding are provided for attendance at national and regional nephrology meetings. First-year fellows attend the National Kidney Foundation clinical meetings and are encouraged to present their research results, while second-year fellows are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology also with the goal of presenting their research.

Our clinicians, educators and researchers are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care, while continually pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

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Application process

Applicants interested in the nephrology fellowship training program at Lenox Hill Hospital must apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allows applications starting July 15.

No applications are reviewed after October 31.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • USMLE/COMPLEX score reports
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE)
  • A personal statement
  • Two or three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from your internal medicine program director
  • J1 or H1b visa validation (for international applicants)

Only applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited residency program are qualified for this program.

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Program director

Maria Virginia DeVita, MD

of Medicine - Nephrology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Additional faculty

Valerie S. Barta, MD

Specialties: Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Jordan L. Rosenstock, MD

Specialties: Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Joshua Adam Schwimmer, MD

Specialties: Nephrology