Nephrology Fellowship Program
From the Chief
Dear Fellowship Candidate:
The mission of our fellowship program in nephrology is to prepare our fellows for the next decade of renal medicine whether they choose careers in biomedical research or clinical nephrology. The Mount Sinai Medical Center is an outstanding institution in which to accomplish this goal, with a rich clinical tradition, a beautiful facility on New York's Upper East Side, and a faculty committed to training in all aspects of nephrology. The Division has active programs in acute and long-term management of the renal patient, an end-stage renal disease program that includes a modern outpatient facility with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and an active kidney pancreas transplant program. In addition, there is ongoing clinical and basic research in HIV associated nephropathy, hypertension, transplantation, dialysis, vascular access, cystic kidney disease, renal transport, renal stem cells, renal development, and the genetics of renal disease. A strong emphasis is placed on providing appropriate training for clinical investigators, for whom Mount Sinai offers an opportunity to enroll in the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program.
The training program is structured to instill a thorough understanding of clinical nephrology, utilizing the clinical resources provided by the Mount Sinai and James J. Peters VA Medical Centers. Additional years as junior faculty members can be arranged depending on individual career aspirations. For those with a specific interest in transplantation there is the ability to subspecialize in transplant nephrology. We also offer three year combined Fellowships in Nephrology/Palliative Care and Nephrology/Geriatrics.
This is an exciting time to train in nephrology, and Mount Sinai is an ideal institution in which to complete nephrology training. With improved understanding of the molecular basis for renal disease, the nephrologist's diagnostic armamentarium is ever increasing. Molecular therapies for chronic renal disease are currently under investigation and the potential to substantively alter our therapeutic approach to renal disease exists now more than ever. The Mount Sinai Medical Center is committed to the development of these technologies to improve patient care and a wealth of scientific support is available in genetics, gene therapy, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and physiology.
The Nephrology Fellowship at Mount Sinai provides a real opportunity for the motivated candidate. Fellows who complete our program are well-prepared for a career in clinical practice, academic nephrology, and basic or clinical research. We are committed to our fellows and their success.