The Hospital of Saint Raphael offers a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in Nephrology leading to board certification. The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Up to two fellows are accepted annually after completion of a three-year residency in Internal Medicine.

Fellows participate in a very active consultation service evaluating and treating patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, acid-base and electrolyte disorders and hypertension, as well as disorders of mineral metabolism. Nephrology fellows also help supervise the care of patients with end-stage renal disease in state-of-the-art hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis units. Fellows have ample opportunity to acquire expertise in all nephrologic procedures.

Attend reviews, conferences, patient care meetings

Multiple teaching conferences include a monthly renal biopsy conference, literature review, research in progress conference, as well as weekly patient care and core curriculum conferences. Fellows participate actively in outpatient evaluation of patients with proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension, electrolyte disorders and acute and chronic kidney disease in a weekly-supervised clinic setting. Inpatient transplantation training rotations occur in cooperation with the transplant program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition, there is a longitudinal outpatient transplant clinic experience throughout the two years of fellowship.

Mandatory clinical research project

Nephrology fellows are expected to pursue a clinical research project under faculty guidance. There are five dedicated monthly research blocks throughout the course of the fellowship. Nephrology fellows are also expected to be involved in the education of the medical and surgical house staff. 

For further information, contact: Stephanie Pane, Department of Medicine, (203) 789-3989 or email: [email protected]

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