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Glomerulonephritis Fellowship

 GN Fellows care for patients with a wide range of kidney diseases with a focus on glomerular diseases, including nephrotic syndromes, IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, vasculitis, C3G, Fibrillary GN, paraprotein-associated GN, and others. GN fellows also have the unique opportunity to care for patients with pregnancy-associated kidney disease.


The fellowship largely consists of outpatient evaluation and management of patients with glomerular disease. This includes several weekly GN clinics, bi-monthly lupus nephritis clinic (patients are seen concurrently with Rheumatology), and OncoNephrology clinic (optional). The fellow also completes 8 weeks on the acute Nephrology inpatient service.

Kidney biopsy review with Nephropathology will be an integral component of the fellowship and the fellow will be involved in teaching general nephrology fellows, residents, and both medical and PA students. The fellow will also be expected to present at journal club and clinical case conference.

A key component of the fellowship includes exposure to clinical trials for patients with various glomerular diseases. Northwestern is also a site for the NIH-funded CureGN study and the fellow will be involved in both recruitment and study visits. Please visit our McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University website to review housestaff policies and get additional information about our fellowships and benefits.

 Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Medicine at Northwestern University seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated residents and fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. The greatest challenges facing the medical field are complex, and addressing them will require a diverse body of physicians and researchers who can work collaboratively. Northwestern offers unparalleled training and research opportunities and encourages fellowship applications from those who seek to become future leaders in the subspecialties of medicine.  We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity please see the following resources:

 Requirements & Eligibility

Applicant qualifications include successful completion of a two-year Nephrology fellowship from an ACGME-accredited program.

Unfortunately, we are unable to support J-1 visas for this position.

 Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year, with start date July 4, 2024. To apply, we request the following documents:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from Nephrology faculty, including one from a Nephrology program director or Chairperson (addressed to GN Program Director: Shikha Wadhwani, MD MS)

Please send your application, documents, and/or questions to:

Tillie Moy

GN Fellowship Coordinator

(312) 926-4118

 Why Northwestern?

Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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More Information

Learn more about the benefits of training at a world-class academic medical center in the diverse and vibrant city of Chicago. Further program details, including the Department of Medicine housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site.