The transplant nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota offers strong training in kidney and pancreas transplantation. With our annual transplant rates of nearly 200 kidneys from living and deceased donors and more than 30 pancreas transplant with or without kidneys, trainees will find a rich environment to develop the skills needed to thrive and grow as a transplant clinician in any program they choose after training. We also offer a substantial research exposure with our very own long-standing University of Minnesota database and the SRTR standard analysis file. 


Fellowship rotations are structured to meet Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program requirements. Our clinical services are consultative, and we work closely with the transplant surgical team and different medical groups who serve as the primary inpatient teams for transplant recipients at various stages of their care. Additionally, we offer a long research block, transplant infectious disease rotation, and a two-week HLA lab block. Our fellows enjoy a light call schedule, which consists of once a month weekend call and no overnight calls. 


 
                        We are now accepting applications for a 2020-21 fellow! Please review the application information and e-mail the program coordinator to apply. 


On inpatient service the fellow will see all kidney and kidney/pancreas transplant recipients on morning rounds conducted jointly between the surgery and nephrology services, with responsibility for writing orders, with the surgery fellow and residents, in a concurrent care model. 

This is a one-year, advanced fellowship intended for those who have completed a two-year general nephrology fellowship. J-1 visas are accepted.
Goals
  1. To learn the inpatient management of transplant recipients, including the ordering, monitoring, and adjustment of immunosuppression.
  2. To learn the diagnosis and management of acute complications following organ transplantation.
  3. In the outpatient clinics, to evaluate transplant candidates and living donors, learn the outpatient management of immunosuppression and its complications.
  4. To learn the indications, techniques, and interpretation of transplant allograft biopsies. 
Rotations
  • Inpatient Transplant Service  (24 weeks)
  • Transplant Infectious Disease Consult Rotation (3 weeks)
  • Immunology/HLA Lab (1 week)
  • Outpatient Transplant Service (24 weeks)
Fellows have their own transplant clinic weekly, see newly discharged transplant recipients and transplant urgent care patients, and perform kidney transplant biopsies.