Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship
Welcome to the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Our program is focused on training pediatric nephrologists to be exceptional clinicians, dedicated educators, informed researchers, and leaders in the field of pediatric nephrology.
The educational and clinical resources available for training in pediatric nephrology combine clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient practice. Fellows have access to organized lectures provided by the Divisions of Nephrology and Pediatric nephrology and the Department of Pediatrics, and established researchers in the field. There is currently a very active clinical practice in pediatric nephrology which includes care to neonates; hypertension; care to children with acute kidney injury including renal replacement therapy; voiding disorders, kidney stones, vesicoureteral reflux, urinary tract obstruction (along with pediatric urology division); preparation and care of the renal transplant recipient (dedicated clinic and active program); fluid and electrolyte disorders; care of the child with acute and chronic glomerular diseases; and evaluation and management of inherited renal disorders included cystic and renal tubular disorders.
There are dedicated months as well as continuity care for the trainee to gain expertise in management of renal transplant recipients and children undergoing renal replacement therapy (both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis). The trainee will be supervised in the performance of percutaneous, ultrasound-guided biopsies on native and transplant kidneys and the prescription of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous renal replacement therapies. There is also dedicated time for instruction on interpretation of renal pathology and renal imaging as well as regularly scheduled lectures and patient-related discussions including renal pathology and renal imaging.
The educational and clinical experiences of the trainee are enhanced by the collaborative relationship the division has with all pediatric sub-specialties, pediatric surgeons and urologists, the renal pathology division, and medicine nephrology division.
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After applications are thoroughly reviewed, qualified candidates will be contacted for a personal interview. Our training program accepts one fellow per year.
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Last Edited: May 30, 2013