Built on a History of Innovation
Our Nephrology Fellowship Program trains future leaders in academic medicine, outstanding physician-scientists, and exceptional clinical nephrologists.
We provide individualized training in acute and chronic diseases of the kidney through extensive electives, mentored scholarly activity, and optional subspecialty tracks in glomerular diseases, kidney transplantation and dialysis innovation.
Our NIH T32 training grant provides additional support for clinical, translational and basic science research fellows to leverage the Division’s expansive research training infrastructure.
This includes the Kidney Research Institute, Center of Dialysis Innovation, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, and University of Washington graduate schools.
Retreats for career development and wellness activities, and numerous fellowship gatherings throughout the year keep our fellows busy and having fun!
UW Nephrology fellows individualize their training using extensive subspecialty electives, diverse clinic populations, formal didactics and tutorials, and mentored scholarly activity in areas ranging from glomerular diseases to innovative dialysis technologies.
Learn more about our Clinical Training Program.
UW Nephrology fellows leverage our expansive kidney research infrastructure to better understand disease heterogeneity, models of renal care delivery, epidemiology related to diverse diseases of the kidney, and precise pathways for kidney injury and regeneration.
Through our Kidney Research Institute, Center of Dialysis Innovation, Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, VA Health Services Research & Development Center, and UW graduate schools, we provide access to clinical trials in dialysis and novel therapeutics, 3D kidney tissue chips and microphysiologic systems, stem cells, models of glomerular injury, repair and regeneration, formal degree programs and much more.
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Video - Kidney Chips in Space
Jonathan Himmelfarb with the UW School of Medicine and Ed Kelly with the UW School of Pharmacy explain the benefits of running experiments in space and how this will bring answers to us here on earth.
We offer three core training tracks to individualize the nephrology fellowship training:
Five-State Referral Region
Our five-state referral region covers Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI). It ensures broad exposure to telenephrology and provides experience in managing kidney diseases with remote partner sites.
Learn more about telenephrology.
Learn more about WWAMI.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Nephrology Fellowship Program at the University of Washington is committed to promoting an inclusive environment and to increasing the recruitment and support of trainees from groups under-represented in medicine. Fellows have access to myriad resources to support a diverse and inclusive training environment, including the UW Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI); UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF); NIH Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI), UW Q Center and Queer Mentoring Program; and UW Diversity Council.
Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion Resources
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