Nephrology & Hypertension Fellowship

The goal of the Nephrology Fellowship Program is to provide the training experiences necessary for the fellow to function as an outstanding Nephrologist, capable of providing compassionate and state-of-the-art care. By providing superior training for fellows we hope to provide the best possible care for patients with complicated acid-base and fluid and electrolyte problems, hypertension, acute and chronic kidney diseases, renal failure requiring replacement therapy with dialysis (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and chronic renal replacement therapy [CRRT] and kidney transplantation. The program will teach the fellow how to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective.

The fellow will be expected to carry out management plans and make informed decisions addressing the care of renal patients as well as counsel and educate patients and their families. Fellows completing our program should exhibit the highest possible levels of knowledge, clinical acumen and scholarship, and have the technical skills requisite for the practice of nephrology. Additionally, they should observe the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior.

The nephrology fellow receives his/her training from the vast clinical and research resources of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The Rogosin Kidney Center, and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We are ideally located on the upper east side of Manhattan, close to the many cultural and recreational activities that New York has to offer. We are proud to state that all current renal trainees are Board certified in Internal Medicine, and the pass rate in the Subspecialty Board examination is 100%. We are committed to creating a program of excellence and we are also committed to recruiting trainees from diverse backgrounds, which reflect the community we serve.


• Renal Transplantation
• Inpatient Renal Consultation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
• Inpatient Renal Consultation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
• Renal Medicine/Hypertension
• Chronic Dialysis (peritoneal and hemo)/Intensive Care Unit Nephrology
• Acute Dialysis
• Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic

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Research: The research environment within the Nephrology Program is an extraordinary resource for the nephrology fellow. The renal transplant program has a strong, world famous research program, led by Dr. Manikkam Suthanthiran, the Division Chief.

The renal fellows are provided with a minimum of 6 months of dedicated, research elective time during their renal fellowship. They consult with Dr. August, Program Director, in deciding whether to pursue clinical or bench research. Recent clinical research projects have been conducted with mentors from Hypertension, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Rogosin Kidney Center. Bench research is conducted under the auspices of Dr. Manikkam Suthanthiran, Division Chief. His laboratory provides tremendous opportunities for nephrology fellows to participate in a wide range of research projects including gene expression monitoring of transplant recipients, mechanisms of immunosuppression, and viral and malignancy complications of transplantation.

Fellowship awards from the National Kidney Foundation, Kidney and Urology Foundation of American and the American Society of Transplantation are some of the sources of salary support for the renal trainees. NIH awards and institutional funds are used to cover expenses related to research supplies in projects ranging from complications of transplantation, gene expression and immunosuppression mechanisms.

Weekly Conferences:

Renal Pathology Grand Rounds
Nephrology Grand Rounds
Hypertension Meeting/Rounds
Transplantation: Basic Science and Clinical Application
Interdisciplinary Review
Research Methodology and Literature Review/Journal Club
Medical Grand Rounds
Special Seminars in Dialysis and Pathophysiology
Renal Consult Rounds (including M&M and Stones conferences)
Renal Biopsy Review



For Fellowship Start Date of
July 1, 2014

Application Deadline: August 31, 2013

Interview Dates: September 2013 - November 2013

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
ERAS Program Code: 1483521144

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
NRMP Match Number: 1492148F0



Phyllis August, MD, Program Director
Frances Gillen, Program Administrator
Room: PH-178
Tel: (212) 746-2165
Fax: (212) 746-8277
[email protected]

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