The Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute, located in the heart of Washington D.C., offers a one year AST accredited Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. Our center is not only one of the largest in the country but also one of the few to perform all four abdominal transplants (kidney, liver, pancreas, small bowel) and transplant fellows will gain exposure to all of these types of transplants. With over 200 kidney transplants and 25-30 pancreas transplants per year, we can offer experience in all facets of transplantation. The faculty includes a total of five transplant nephrologists with a wide breadth of experience. The transplant fellow will be expected to primarily manage a panel of patients thereby adding depth to their educational experience. They will be involved in all areas of kidney transplantation including kidney donation, pre- transplant evaluation, peri-operative management, and post-transplant care. We work closely with the program at Children's National Medical Center and during the course of the year the fellow will spend time there to gain exposure in pediatric transplantation as well.
Beyond the size of the program, the true strength at MGTI is the collaborative approach with all aspects of the transplant team working as part of an integrated transplant institute ensuring that all disciplines including nephrology, surgery, histocompatibility, and pathology work together in a collegial setting for the benefit of the patient. The fellow will be in regular conferences including weekly meetings with the HLA team to discuss issues in sensitization and tissue typing of patients, weekly pathology conferences, and transplant grand rounds, as well as weekly listing and living donor discussions.
Our goal is for our graduates to be both clinically excellent and also be academically productive. A wide range of research opportunities are available including clinical studies, projects in medical education and basic science work in transplantation and the transplant fellow will be expected to complete a project in the course of the year long program. The Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute can provide an excellent education for fellows regardless of what their ultimate career path will be.
For additional information about the specific components of the fellowship, please visit the MGTI Transplant Nephrology web-page at:
Upon completion of the program, fellows will meet criteria set forth by UNOS for designation as a renal transplant physician and a pancreas transplant physician.
Requirements for Application:
All interested applicants must have graduated for an ACGME accredited internal medicine residency. In addition they must be presently be a fellow or graduate of an ACGME accredited nephrology transplant fellowship. Applicants are required to submit the following documents via email:
2 Letters of recommendation