Welcome from the Transplant Fellowship Director

Christopher Blosser, MD


Thank you for your interest in the University of Washington Transplant Nephrology Fellowship program. You will find that our outstanding clinical transplant fellowship will prepare you to achieve your professional goals. I look forward to introducing you to the education plan and the faculty that make our program one of the best in the country.

~ Dr. Chris Blosser




The 2021-22 Transplant Fellowshop position is currently filled.
Applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year will be accepted
in Spring-Summer 2021. 


2020-2021 Transplant Fellow


Rasha Alawieh

Rasha came to us from Columbus, Ohio where she completed her Nephrology Fellowship at The Ohio State University. Before fellowship, she completed her Internal Medicine residency at the world-renowned American University of Beirut, an ACGME-I accredited program. Rasha will be our 2020-21 Transplant Nephrology Fellow.

Transplant Fellowship Alumni

Carrie Minnelli
 Fellowship 2018-2019
 Current Position: Desert Nephrology Medical Group, Palm Springs, CA
Samuel Chakola
Fellowship 2016-2017
Current Position: Holy Family Hospital, Bandra (West), Mumbai, India
Iris De Castro
Fellowship 2015-2016
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Christopher Johnson
Fellowship 2014-2015
Current Position: Renal Care Associates, Peoria, Illinois
Ravi Aiyer
Fellowship 2013-2014
Current Position: Providence Kidney Care, Spokane, WA
Cyril Kuriakose
Fellowship 2012-2013
Current Position: Nephrology Associates of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

UWMC Transplant Data

Kidney Transplants: 179, Kidney-Pancreas Transplants: 5, Liver Transplants: 112