Nephrology Fellowship

Our mission is to develop academic pediatric nephrologists that embody excellence in care, discovery and leadership through robust clinical training and broad research opportunities in pediatric nephrology.

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers a three-year ACGME-accredited Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship program that provides outstanding clinical training and world-class research opportunities. The pediatric renal transplant service is one of the largest in the country, providing innovative, state-of-the-art care. Fellows are trained in all modalities of renal replacement therapies across the lifespan of pediatrics. The robust inpatient, consult and outpatient service will allow the fellow to care for a broad spectrum of patients with kidney disorders.

The fellowship program offers superb and diverse training in clinical, translational and basic research across the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Campus. The Division has five research-based MDs and two PhDs, the majority of whom are engaged in NIH R01 funded research. Prior fellows’ research projects have included: vesicoureteral reflux, transplant immunology, nephrotoxins and acute kidney injury, infections and acute kidney injury, urinary microbiome, monogenic causes of hypertension and health disparities in renal transplantation. Fellows will access to the wide array of resources at the Pitt School of Medicine, including a prestigious O’Brien Center award.

Our program is led by director Jacqueline Ho, MD, MSc, and associate director Paul K. Fadakar, MD.

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Curriculum

Our faculty are committed to optimizing fellows’ learning opportunities and being respectful of work/life balance.

Didactic Lecture

A weekly didactic lecture (PDF) given by faculty covering all major aspects of clinical pediatric nephrology.

Research Opportunities

The University of Pittsburgh has 30+ faculty mentors available with NIH-funded programs in nephrology research.

Fellows & Graduates

Meet our current Fellows and Graduates.

How to Apply

To apply for a position, you can submit your application via ERAS®