The Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is designed to provide training in the clinical diagnosis and management of all disorders of the kidney and urologic system; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base homeostasis; and blood pressure in neonates, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
As a fellow, you’ll assume a major responsibility in the care of all infants and children hospitalized at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. All patients admitted to the Pediatric Urology service are co-managed by our Nephrology team. You’ll evaluate all admissions and consultations and present a summary of the history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, assessment, and plan of action to the attending nephrologist during daily renal rounds. After the treatment plan is formulated and discussed, the fellow guides the pediatric house staff in managing the patient’s care.
Fellows are expected to fully participate in a formally structured educational program in the clinical and basic sciences related to nephrology. These include:
- Core curriculum shared by all pediatric fellowships
- Pediatric nephrology introductory lectures
- Weekly core nephrology series (shared with Division of Renal Medicine)
- Weekly clinical renal conferences (shared with Division of Renal Medicine)
- Weekly journal club conferences (shared with Division of Renal Medicine)
- Weekly renal research conferences (shared with Division of Renal Medicine)
- Weekly pediatric nephrology clinical conferences
- Weekly pediatric research conferences
- Weekly pediatric grand rounds
- Transplantation lecture series (shared with Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute)
- Biopsy conferences
Fellows are also expected to conduct seminars, clinical conferences, and lectures for medical students and house staff. These exercises are supervised by a faculty member to ensure quality teaching skills. Additional teaching experiences are provided during informal one-on-one sessions between house staff and fellows during daily clinical activities.
Fellows also work with our pediatric kidney transplant program––one of the largest and most successful in the country. Trainees learn to assess glomerular and tubular function, perform percutaneous biopsy of native and transplanted kidneys, and administer all forms of renal replacement therapy. Attention is given to the interpretation of radiologic examinations, including X-rays, ultrasounds, nuclear scans, MRI, CT and other imaging techniques applied to the kidney and urinary tract. Patient-focused instruction in diagnostic imaging is strengthened by seminars and didactic sessions offered by the radiology staff.