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 training program has a rich tradition of academic excellence and national leadership:
- Our first-time board pass rate is 90 percent.
- 125 clinical and research fellows have matriculated through the Nephrology training program since 1970
- 40 fellows have been appointed to academic faculty positions
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Kansas Medical Center has a proud tradition of achievement in clinical care, education and research. Our faculty physicians are nationally and internationally renowned experts in treating kidney diseases and in the clinical translational and basic science leading to therapeutic breakthroughs.
- Top-Notch Research Facilities: Our Kidney Institute includes 42 research faculty, 23,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space, and more than $7 million per year in NIH research funding.
- Outstanding Patient Care: With 16 KU faculty physicians, our nephrology program is ranked among the top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2019.
- Strong Kidney, Liver, Pancreas Transplantation Programs: In our transplantation programs, doctors have performed over 1,800 kidney transplants since 1969 and has one of the lowest waiting list times in the nation (19 months).
- PKD Expertise: Internationally recognized for clinical care and research in polycystic kidney disease (PKD), particularly through the work of Dr. Jared Grantham, American Society of Nephrology Homer Smith awardee and co-founder of the PKD Research Foundation. KUMC is one of four PKD Centers in the United States. The concept for the use of Tolvaptan as a possible treatment for ADPKD was derived from research done at KUMC.
- Recognized Publication Leader: The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), the highest ranked journal in nephrology, was founded at KU in 1990 by Dr. Grantham. Dr. Alan Yu is an editor for Brenner and Rector's The Kidney.
- Received NCQA Recognition as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice for responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, cooperation and integration with other health care groups, and dedication to continuous improvement.