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Program Overview

The Nephrology Fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University focuses and prides itself in training strong clinicians who are ready to hit the ground running on completion of training. We consider invaluable the testimony of our former fellows, who have consistently given us feedback that they felt extremely well prepared working independently as a nephrologist on completion of their fellowship. Our 2-year Fellowship program teaches the in-depth principles of renal physiology and pathophysiology. The division’s entire Faculty participates in the training of all fellows.

Clinical facilities include: 

  • 26-station outpatient unit for hemodialysis as well as CAPD/CCPD and home hemodialysis
  • 4 bed unit for inpatient hemodialysis
  • transplant program with over a 100 transplants yearly
  • multiple specialty intensive care units including cardiothoracic surgery
  • neurosurgery
  • stroke care
  • burn unit
  • complete nephropathology services.

Clinical training includes:

  • responsibility for acute and chronic hemodialysis
  • home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • medical aspects of transplantation
  • continuous renal replacement therapies
  • renal biopsy techniques
  • interpretation.

Clinical training hospitals:

Our fellowship is fully accredited by the ACGME and meets all requirements for fellows to successfully complete the ABIM Nephrology Boards.