Fellowship Program

The Nephrology Fellowship program provides comprehensive training in clinical nephrology and in research in areas related to normal physiology and disease of the kidney. Our mission is to train outstanding clinical nephrologists and renal physician-scientists who will populate the next generation of leaders in the field of nephrology.

The majority of fellows in the program pursue a two-year clinical track. Selected fellows with outstanding research potential may be invited to join the research track, which consists of one year of clinical training and at least two years of laboratory or clinical research training funded by an NIH T32 training grant.


Our training program has a rich tradition of academic excellence and national leadership:

  • Our first-time board pass rate is 90 percent.
  • 97 clinical and research fellows have matriculated through the Nephrology training program since 1970
  • 39 fellows have been appointed to academic faculty positions


The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is known for its excellent clinical program and world-class basic and translational activities. Here, physician-scientists, basic scientists and clinicians have distinguished themselves for work in polycystic kidney disease, bone and mineral metabolism, kidney development, transplantation and health outcomes research. Our clinical program is equally strong, with master clinicians and young clinical nephrologists who are deeply committed to patient care.

KU faculty have included:

  • 2 Homer Smith awardees
  • 1 American Society of Nephrology president
  • 2 National Institutes of Health MERIT awardees
  • 5 elected members of the ASCI

Last modified: Sep 12, 2016