The Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine offers two distinct fellowship programs designed to develop leaders in investigational and clinical nephrology:

We strive to promote excellence in research, education and patient care by providing outstanding clinical training in the context of a rich academic environment. Our institution has critical care, home dialysis, and transplant programs that are among the largest and most successful in the US. Electives can be tailored to interest (basic science, clinical research, interventional nephrology, global health, or med education). Graduates are certified to perform native/transplant kidney biopsies, every form of RRT, and therapeutic plasma exchange. All applicants, including those on J1 and H1B visas, are welcome to apply.

We encourage the differentiation of fellows towards distinct pathways, seeking to train thoughtful and scholarly physicians, many of whom will develop expertise in basic translational, or clinical investigation.

We recognize the importance of an engaged faculty, one that is committed to the responsibility of mentoring and educating fellows. We also recognize that fellows who are committed to pursuing an investigational career will require one or two years of additional research training beyond their ACGME requirement and are willing to provide the infrastructure and committed training required to establish an independent research career.

We also value work-life balance and strive to ensure that fellows have adequate time outside of the hospital to pursue their interests, maintain relationships and recharge.