The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship provides the opportunity to gain knowledge, procedural skills, interpersonal skills, professionalism, and practical experience to become an independent and highly qualified transplant nephrologist. The fellow will participate in making evaluations and providing management, medication, immunosuppression, biopsy, and overall coordination of care. This overall care will be continuous throughout each patient's phase of the pre, peri, and post-transplant experience. Fellows care for patients with a wide range of illnesses and in all stages of illness. Daily teaching rounds, inpatient and outpatient service, and several weekly conferences are an integral part of fellow training. Faculty members from Organ Transplantation and Nephrology divisions serve as mentors and role models in clinical care, professionalism and research. Fellows are evaluated on these qualities at the end of each rotation period. Fellows completing the program are qualified to head UNOS approved renal transplant programs.
The fellowship consists of evaluating and managing kidney transplant candidates and recipients. The pre- and post-transplant management of kidney transplant candidates and the immediate post-operative management are a major focus of training. Long-term post-transplant management including assessment of immunosupression, management of complications of long-term immunosupression, medication-induced allograft dysfunction, recurrence of primary glomerular disease, de novo post-tranplant glomerulonephritis, post-transplant polycythemia, avascular necrosis, dyslipidemias, glucose intolerance, liver function abnormalities, lymphoproliferative disease, and other organs. The fellow attends a required number of deceased donor procedures, kidney donor procedures, and other relevant surgical procedures in order to gain a thorough understanding of surgical issues related to care of kidney transplant patients, recipients and allow UNOS certification.
To be considered for the Transplant Nephrology fellowship, applicants must have successfully completed a two year Nephrology fellowship from an ACGME accredited program and be board certified or eligible. Please send:
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from senior faculty addressed to the program director, Lorenzo Gallon, MD
- A statement of intent
- Your CV
- USMLE scores inlcuding Step 3 / ECFMG including Step 3
Please send your application to:
676 N. Saint Clair St.,19th floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Lorenzo Gallon, MD
676 N. Saint Clair St., 19th floor
Chicago, IL 60611