Residents & Medical Students

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Nephrology clinical education for residents and medical students.

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Nayan Arora, MD

Nayan Arora, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Resident/Student Education

Sarah Sanghavi, MD

Sarah Sanghavi, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, SoM MedSci, Urinary System Section, Circulatory Block

Bryan Kestenbaum, MD

Bryan Kestenbaum, MD, MS

Director, SoM MedSci, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Course

Clinical Education 

Inpatient  Service

Residents & Medical Students

  • Four-week block during R2 or R3 years of residency / 3rd or 4th years of medical school
  • Exposure to a broad range of nephrology patients and issues
  • Active learning while on service

Outpatient Kidney & Transplant Clinics


  • Four-week blocks during R2 and R3 residency training years
  • Attending mentor available for feedback and active learning opportunities
  • Residents have the opportunity to write case reports from an existing patient's case

Medical Students

  • Longitudinal Clerkships/Preceptorships (regular clinic, one day per week x 8 weeks)
  • Clinic Elective (2-4 week outpatient experience, 3-4 days per week)


Making learning fun

UW Medicine internal medicine residents put their nephrology knowledge to the test by participating in acid base physiology "Escape Rooms" at Harborview Medical Center.

Escape Room

Supplemental Curriculum Guides

Learn about the nephrology specialty with these helpful curriculum guides:

  • Hyperkalemia
  • Dialysis
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Hyponatremia
  • Home Dialysis



  • Broad exposure to general nephrology, transplant & dialysis care issues
  • Review of articles on nephrology and hypertension
  • Weekly education conferences and lectures

Nephrology topics 

  • Acute deterioration in kidney function
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte derangements
  • Proteinuria
  • Hematuria
  • Glomerular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Urine sediment findings

Dialysis & Transplant topics 

  • Timing of nephrology referrals
  • Dialysis modality selection
  • Hemo- and peritoneal dialysis
  • Transplantation work-ups 
  • Immunosuppressive therapy
  • Post-transplant care


Visiting Students and Residents

Nayan Arora, MD

Nayan Arora, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor,
Coordinator, Resident/Student Education

Alyssa Clarke

Alyssa Clarke

Administrative Specialist, Nephrology
Visiting Residents