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The formal transplantation nephrology fellowship at the University of Kansas started in 2019. Since that time, we have been pleased to welcome the following fellows to our program.

Past Fellows

Arturo Lopez MD portraitArturo Lopez, M.D.

Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Medical School: Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport
Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center 

Why KU?: The staff prioritizes teaching and are very supportive of the fellows. You really get the sense that they want you to succeed. The training is also superb and produces strong nephrologists. 

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with my wife and dogs. I really enjoy camping and traveling. I am also a big football and cinema fan. 

What is special about KC?: The city is really diverse and has an assortment of things to do. There's plenty of outdoor activities for nature lovers as well as restaurants and shopping for people who enjoy the accommodations of a big city.

Hafsa Tariq portraitHafsa Tariq, M.D.

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Dow University of Health Sciences
Internal Medicine Residency: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, NJ
Case Western Reserve University, OH
Academic Position:
Academic position at University of Rochester

Why KU?: The faculty is dedicated to the growth of trainees. There is good amount of exposure to living and deceased donor kidney transplants with a clinically diverse patient population. As an advanced trainee, you are an integral part of the transplant team and take an active role in critical decision making for the patients. Despite being a high-volume transplant center, the quality of education provided to the trainees is exceptional.  

Hobbies and Interests: I love to bike and hike. Also, love to try out different cuisines. 

What is special about KC?: The city is famous for its love for football. Though a lesser-known fact is that it is also called the City of Fountains. It has the city life vibe for the urban dwellers and the suburban touch for the quiet ones. However, for me the most special thing about KC is its people. The enthusiasm and the ownership of the people for their city is unmatched.

Madhuri Ramakrishnan portraitMadhuri Ramakrishnan, M.D. (transplant)

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Medical School: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Nephrology Fellowship: Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, Missouri
Academic Position: Joint KU Medical Center and Hayes Medical Center

Why KU?: The transplant nephrology fellowship at KU is a hidden gem. A combination of strong faculty, both young and stalwarts in the field of transplant nephrology, a great learning environment, volume exceeding 150 transplants a year and training can be tailored to fit one's future career plans make it a program that more nephrology fellows need to know about and consider.

Hobbies and Interests: traveling, photography, cycling

What is special about KC?: KC is home — and this coming from someone who has only lived here four years. The city has a way of charming you with a blend of big city and small-town vibes. Anyone thinking of living here is advised to check out the Plaza, the Crossroads, Brookside, the Downtown Power and Light District and the various parks and trails for the avid outdoor lovers. You are bound to be charmed.

Abdul Qannus portraitAbdul Assalam Qannus, M.D.

Hometown: Syria
Medical School: Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: American University of Beirut Medical Center
Nephrology Fellowship: Maine Medical Center/Tuft University 
Academic Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson 

Why KU?: balanced transplant program and supportive mentors

Hobbies and Interests: ping pong, readings and hiking

What is special about KC?: great infrastructure, diversity and nature

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

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