We are dedicated to our educational mission: To train the next generation of nephrology leaders to improve the lives of people with kidney diseases.

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Nisha Bansal, MD

Nisha Bansal, MD, MAS

Director, Nephrology Clinical and Research Education
Director, Kidney Heart Service
Arthur Stach Family Endowed Professor

Multifaceted educational environment

Nephrology Education is provided through programs that enable residents and medical students to work together with fellows and faculty in hospital settings to further patient care understanding.

Kidney biopsy symposium

Fellowship Programs

Our Nephrology Fellowship Program & Transplant Fellowship Program train future leaders in academic medicine, outstanding physician-scientists, and exceptional clinical nephrologists.

Residents on MICU

Residents & Medical Students

Subspecialty training for residents and medical students is provided through the Nephrology Service at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the Puget Sound VA.

Professor Rounds

Educational Conferences

Our division facilitates a variety of grand rounds, conferences and clinical discussions for our doctors to continue to specialize and grow to best care for our patients.

UW Graduate medical education

University of Washington Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) oversees and provides support to the residency and clinical fellowship training program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as other post-graduate training programs.

The GME Office is dedicated to providing residents and fellows with the best educational experience possible and a positive work environment.

Education news

September 16, 2022
Justin Bullock named one of WebMD's Health Heroes
Dr. Bullock, fellow (Nephrology) is recognized for his work advocating for mental health and suicide prevention in the medical profession.
July 1, 2022
Michael Granda and Benjamin Lidgard are 2022 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellows
The goal of this fellowship program is to sponsor the training of fellows to make contributions to the understanding of kidney biology and disease.
June 17, 2022
Abbal Koirala voted Nephrology Teacher of the Year
Graduating fellows announce the Teacher of the Year at their graduation event each spring.