Education

The UCSF Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship is a three-year ACGME-accredited training program that has been in existence since 1966, making it one of the oldest training programs of its type in the country. Since then, we have trained many academic leaders in the field.

We offer comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of pediatric nephrology: acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, dialysis and kidney transplantation. The training program has an established track record of producing successful independent investigators in clinical research, translational research, and basic science.

The fellowship program is supported by a NIH-sponsored T32 training grant for fellows interested in an academic career. The caliber of UCSF’s research is world renowned. Our faculty has won nearly every leading prize in the health sciences, from Nobel Prizes to National Medals of Science. For nearly a decade, UCSF has earned its place as the top-funded public academic institution by the National Institutes of Health.

UCSF is leading revolutions in health and a key element of UCSF’s research success is its deeply ingrained culture of collaboration. The scientific environment at UCSF is outstanding and probably one of the largest concentration of medical scientists in the world. Pediatric Nephrology fellows have trained under the mentorship of world leaders in Nephrology, Transplant, Endocrine and Skeletal and Matrix Biology performing clinical, translational, and basic science research. Pediatric Nephrology faculty have a successful track record of publications in peer reviewed journals and are leaders in the field of bone and mineral metabolism, chronic kidney disease and transplantation.

Applications for the fellowship in pediatric nephrology may be made through the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. The Division of Nephrology participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Please see How to Apply for more information. For questions regarding the fellowship program please email Fellowship Program Director, Farzana Perwad ([email protected]).