Nephrology is considered to be among the most intellectually demanding subspecialties. Expertise in this field is a result of lifelong learning built upon the foundation of excellent fellowship training. The Nephrology fellowship program at Elmhurst Hospital Center provides that foundation.
Established in 2006, the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at Elmhurst Hospital Center is a two-year program accredited by the ACGME to train two fellows at each level, leading to eligibility for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The program is also pleased to offer a combined, three-year fellowship in Nephrology and Critical Care Medicine.
The fellowship provides clinical experience complete with exposure to all forms of end-stage renal disease treatment such as peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and transplant. Elmhurst Hospital Center has a new dialysis unit providing both modalities as well as home hemodialysis. Fellows also see patients with glomerulonephritis and acute kidney injury. Our active IR suite adds support and further training in vascular access. There is also a robust outpatient transplant service that complements the time spent on Mount Sinai’s inpatient transplant service.
Fellows participate in clinically based research projects. Our relationship with the critical care program at Mount Sinai enhances these research opportunities. Current ongoing projects include effects of hypertonic saline in neurocritical care patients, the social and clinical aspects of Hispanic patients, and end stage renal disease and dialysis modalities in the ICU setting.
Our program serves the multiethnic and multiracial communities of Queens, the most diverse county in the United States. In doing so, the program offers a wide variety of clinical experience, active consult services, and ample biopsy and pathology opportunities.