Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Icahn School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology has an ASN/AST accredited Transplant Nephrology Fellowship for those who wish to specialize in Transplant Nephrology. The mission of this fellowship is to prepare our fellows to be outstanding Transplant Nephrologists and Medical Directors of Renal Transplant Programs.

The one-year nephrology fellowship provides a broad experience in all clinical aspects of kidney and pancreas transplantation in a busy transplant service. During this year the fellow spends a minimum of six months on the inpatient service where they will be involved in the care of renal transplant recipients perioperatively and post-transplantation. In addition, they will be involved in the clinical management of renal-related problems in non-renal transplant recipients.

The Renal Transplant Fellow will attend clinic daily, will be actively involved in the assessment of potential recipients and donors, and will be trained to perform transplant kidney biopsies. In accordance with UNOS requirements the Renal Transplant Fellow will observe a defined number of organ retrievals and transplants. The fellow will have the opportunity to attend and participate in clinical and research conferences in nephrology and transplantation and a specific transplant core curriculum for those training in all aspects of transplantation.

The transplant team has an active research program and the candidate will have the opportunity to participate in research during the second six months of the fellowship.

Dates of



Where are they now?


Rajani Danavahi, MD


Mount Sinai, New York


M. Rafig, MD


Carolina Kidney, SC


Vinay Nair, MD

Winthrop University Hospital

Mount Sinai, New York


Deirdre Sawinski, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Hospital of the University of PA

2010- 2011

Yasmin Brahmbhatt, MD

Stony Brook University

Jefferson, PA


Anja Richter, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai, New York


Sharad Sathyan, MD

New York Presbyterian

Practice in Farmington Connecticut


Madhav Menon, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai, New York


Rebecca Kent, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai, New York


Etti Zeldis, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Bronx VA, New York


Luz Liriano-Ward, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

 Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center


Geovani Faddou, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

 CDKC, Sumter, SC


Arjun Bhansali, MD

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

 Mount Sinai, New York


Sapna Shah, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

 Keck School of Medicine of USC


Fahima Mahir, MD

Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Transplant Nephrology
2019-2020 Niralee Patel, MD Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai University of Cincinnati
2020-2021 Avantee Gokhale, MBBS Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai Clinical Practice, India
2021-2022 Jorge Chancay, MD Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai  

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Icahn School of Medicine seeks applicants with the dual aspirations of clinical excellence and academic advancement of the field. Applications are due November 30.

Application Checklist

All applications should include:

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

Please send your application to:

Fasika Tedla, MD
Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1243
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-0693
Fax: 212-987-0389