Message from the Director

The mission of our Fellowship Program in Nephrology is to prepare our fellows for the next decade of nephrology - whether they choose careers in academic or clinical nephrology. The Mount Sinai Health System is an outstanding institution where trainees can accomplish this goal, with a rich clinical history, a beautiful facility on New York's Upper East Side, and a faculty committed to training in all aspects of nephrology.

US News & World Report ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital on its Honor Roll of Best Hospitals nationwide and 11th in Nephrology, one of nine ranked specialties. Our Division boasts nearly 40 full-time faculty members with approximately $14 million in annual National Institutes of Healthy (NIH) funding. The majority of our graduates over the past 10 years now hold full-time academic faculty appointments. Our Division has active programs for both acute and long-term management of the kidney patient, an end-stage kidney disease program that includes a modern outpatient facility with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and an active kidney and pancreas transplantation program. In addition, ongoing clinical and basic research projects study  glomerular disease, biomarker discovery, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated nephropathy, hypertension, transplantation, dialysis, vascular access, cystic kidney disease, kidney transport, kidney stem cells and development, and genetics of kidney disease. We are committed to providing appropriate training for those interested in pursuing careers as physician-scientists. Our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers 10 Master’s degree programs in biomedical sciences, clinical research, public health, biostatistics and biomedical informatics, or health care practice.

Junior faculty members are supported for additional years of research through access by our Division’s two NIH T32 training grants and an institutional Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). For those with a specific interest in transplantation, fellows can subspecialize in a one-year American Society of Transplantation accredited training program – one of three such programs in New York City. Additional one-year clinical training opportunities are also available for Critical Care, Home Dialysis, Glomerular Disease, Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine.

This is an exciting time to train in nephrology, and Mount Sinai is the ideal place to complete nephrology training. With an improved understanding of the molecular basis for kidney disease, the nephrologist's diagnostic armamentarium is ever increasing. Molecular therapies for chronic kidney disease are currently under investigation and the potential to substantively alter our therapeutic approach to kidney disease exists now more than ever. The Mount Sinai Health System 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.

Kirk Campbell, MD

Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology

Program Director                        
Kirk Campbell, MD         
kirk.campbell@mssm.edu
Tel: 212-241-8004

Associate Program Director
Miriam Chung, MD
miriam.chung@mountsinai.org
Tel: 212-241-8004

Associate Program Director
Samira Farouk, MD
samira.farouk@mountsinai.org

Site Director
Nikolas Harbord, MD
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
nikolas.harbord@mountsinai.org
Tel: 212-420-4070

Steven Smith, MD
Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside
steven.smith@mountsinai.org
Tel: 212-523-3530

Administrator                              
Treneon Chan
Treneon.chan@mssm.edu
Tel: 212-241-3549

Fellowship Coordinator & Education Program Manager
Nancy Gonzalez
nancy.gonzalez1@mssm.edu
Tel: 212-241-0693

Administrative Coordinator
Erika Mera
erika.mera@mssm.edu
Tel: 212-241-8004

Grant Coordinator
Enrico Cruz
enrico.cruz@mssm.edu
Tel: 212-241-7337

Grants & Contracts Manager
Patricia Reales
patricia.reales@mssm.edu
Tel: 212-241-4660

Barbara Murphy, MD: Chair, Department of Medicine
John He, MD, PhD
: Chief of Nephrology
Kirk Campbell, MD: Program Director, Mount Sinai Nephrology Fellowship Program
Nikolas Harbord, MD: Site Director, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Fellowship 
Miriam Chung, MD: Associate Program Director, Fellowship
Lili Chan, MD: Director, Journal Club
Steven Coca, DO: Director, Clinical Conference and Clinical Research
Paolo Cravedi, MD: Director, Journal Club
Veronica Delaney, MD: Medical Director, Transplant Nephrology
Samira Farouk, MD: Associate Program Director and Social Media Director
Peter Heeger, MD: Director, Transplant Research
Tonia Kim, MD: Medical School Course Director, Renal Pathophysiology
Holly Koncicki, MD: Wellness Champion
Vijay Lapsia, MD: Director, Outpatient Dialysis Unit
Staci Leisman, MD: Medical School Course Director, Physiology
Madhav Menon, MD: Director, Research Conference
Lisa Satlin, MD: Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Shuchita Sharma, MD: Medical Director, Kidney Stone Clinic
Joji Tokita, MD: Director, Clinical Nephrology
Jaime Uribarri, MD: Director, Fellows Clinic