Education Plan

  • Gain expertise of inpatient and outpatient management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
  • Acquire extensive knowledge related to evaluation of candidates for kidney and pancreas transplant and living donation.
  • Perform consultation and care of non-renal transplant recipients with kidney disease.
  • Engage in mentored research in a transplant-related field.

Clinical Program

Formal Lectures

Lectures by basic and clinical scientists and/or clinicians on topics including basic immunology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, metabolic bone disease, pharmacology, pathology, obstetrics, radiology, surgery along with post-operative and long-term transplant care.

Conferences

Conference Schedule.

  • Collaborative Renal HLA Pathology Conference (monthly): these multidisciplinary meetings provide a monthly forum to discuss common clinical and scientific interests, including  AMR, non-HLA- and other immunologic-related kidney disease. We review relevant clinical cases and literature and nurture opportunities for collaboration.

Research

All fellows are expected to complete a mentored, patient-centered research project that results in abstract submission to a national conference and a related manuscript submission. There are many mentors to choose from, depending on the area of investigation, and research may be performed with nephrologists, hepatologists, surgeons, pathologists, pediatric nephrologists, HLA laboratory leaders or other collaborative clinician-educators or scientists.