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A Message from Program Leadership

Thank you for your interest in our subspeciality fellowship. We take tremendous pride in our long-running transplant program as well as the inclusivity and diversity of our program. Our program’s history dates back to 1969, when we performed our first successful kidney transplant. We are uniquely situated in the Kansas City metro area.

Through our partnership with The University of Kansas Health System, our faculty physicians provide care to patients from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado and Iowa. The health system operates the only comprehensive transplant program for Kansas and only pancreas transplant program in Kansas City. We are fortunate to have trained outstanding fellows and are excited about your interest in the program. Please feel free to email for further queries.

Mallika Gupta, M.D.

Mallika Gupta, M.D.

Jeffery Klein, M.D.

Jeffrey Klein, M.D.

About Our Program

The University of Kansas Nephrology Fellowship Program has been training fellows in transplantation since 1986. The formal transplantation nephrology fellowship started in 2019. This one-year fellowship for board-eligible nephrologists interested in pursuing a career in kidney transplantation is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. The program accommodates up to one trainee per year. Fellows are exposed to many routine kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as to highly complex cases requiring specialized expertise. Daily teaching rounds, inpatient and outpatient service and weekly conferences are an integral part of training offered.

Our fellowship is based in a world-class academic medical center, offering state-of-the art education and patient care through our partner, The University of Kansas Health System. The health system’s Center for Transplantation is the region’s largest and most successful program, having completed over 3,200 kidney transplants and over 5,200 solid organ transplants.

Everyone is just a phone call or text message away. We have an excellent partnership with our surgeons and coordinators.

Learn more about the Kidney Transplant Program at The University of Kansas Health System.

50+ years
Our program’s roots date back to 1969
150+
Transplants performed yearly
Diane Cibrik, M.D.

Diane Cibrik, M.D.

"The strength of our transplant nephrology program is the size and diversity of our program as well as access to novel transplant therapies. Transplant fellows have the opportunity to participate in research and to travel to the national transplant meeting. By the end of their transplant fellowship, they are well educated in transplant medicine."

For additional information, please contact:

Program Directors
Mallika Gupta, M.D., FASN
mgupta5@kumc.edu

Jeffrey Klein, M.D.
jklein@kumc.edu

Internal Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Nephrology & Hypertension Division
Mailstop 3018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

Nephrology Fellowship
Transplant Fellowship

General Questions:
913-588-6048
Fellowship:
nephfellowship@kumc.edu.