Nephrology Fellowship at Mount Sinai

The goal of our Fellowship Program is to train outstanding nephrologists to be leaders in the field, whether they pursue an academic or clinical career. To accomplish this goal, the Division of Nephrology offers two and three-year programs for the training of nephrologists, with options for additional supported years for research. Our two-year program is designed to train fellows to be outstanding clinical nephrologists who are well versed in the latest basic science and clinical research advances in our field. Our three-year fellowships are designed for fellows with a strong interest in pursuing careers as physician investigators and include those interested in receiving combined training in Nephrology and specialties such as Palliative Medicine, Critical Care, Transplant, Home Dialysis, Glomerular Disease, Geriatrics, and Combined Med-Peds Nephrology.

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Learn more about our in-depth curriculum designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of nephrology including the management of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, transplantation, critical care nephrology and clinical and basic research.

Current Fellows

1st Year Fellows

Sebastian Gandarillas, MD - Lincoln Medical Center
Sungsoo Kim, MD - Westchester Medical Center
Melissa Notis, MD - George Washington University
Madhumita Rajagopal, MD, PhD - The Mount Sinai Hospital
Noor Shahin, MD - Elmhurst Hospital Center
Phoenix Xu, MD - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Beatriz Zayas, MD - Temple University Hospital

2nd Year Fellows

Marta Dzyadyk, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (The Mount Sinai Hospital)
Douglas Farrell, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (The Mount Sinai Hospital)
Justina Ray, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (The Mount Sinai Hospital)
Abhinaya Sridhar, MD - Westchester Medical Center
Varsha Suresh, MD - University of Central Florida
Dureya Syed, MD - SUNY Stony Brook Michael
Michael Chang, MD - Einstein/Montefiore

3rd Year Fellows

Gilana Gomberg, MD - Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Waterbury)
Rahul Maheshwari, MD - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Hridyesh Sikri, MBBS - Staten Island University
Madhusudan Vijayan, MBBS - Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein 
George Worthen, MD - Dalhousie University

Take a look at our program's graduates and where they ended up

The Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Icahn School of Medicine seeks applicants with the dual aspirations of clinical excellence and academic advancement of the field.

All applications are accepted only through The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please access the ERAS website at to apply.

Application Checklist

All applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):

  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE scores

The Match

All positions in the Mount Sinai Nephrology Fellowship Program will be filled via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Interviews will occur during the winter and spring and the Match will occur in June. Please refer to the NRMP Specialties Matching Service website for details regarding the Match.