Curriculum & Schedule


Education is our top priority. Our faculty is dedicated to providing an excellent training environment for our fellows. With over 80 didactic and case-based conferences throughout the academic year, our graduates are well prepared for successful careers in academia and private practice. Our fellows become skilled in placement of non-tunneled dialysis catheters, native and transplant kidney biopsies as well as histopathological interpretation of these biopsies. We are proud to have 100% pass rate on the ABIM Nephrology Board Examination since inception of this fellowship program in 2008.

  1. Core curriculum Lectures – presented by faculty to cover fundamental topics in Nephrology
  2. Leadership Seminars to help transform fellows into future leaders in field of nephrology
  3. Pathology conference – monthly interactive session led by Dr. Craig Zuppan (Pathologist, LLU) where fellows and faculty learn histopathological interpretation of native and transplant biopsies
  4. Journal Club – monthly interactive session led by fellows to evaluate and critique recent articles in field of Nephrology
  5. Board review sessions led by faculty to help fellows prepare for ABIM Nephrology Board Examination
  6. Discussion of landmark articles in Nephrology
  7. Simulation sessions to help fellows master placement of non-tunneled dialysis catheters, native renal biopsy, point-of-care ultrasound
  8. Morbidity and mortality conferences with focus on the goal of improved patient care

Continuity Clinics

In addition to core rotations, fellows have the opportunity to longitudinally manage their ambulatory patients with wide variety of renal issues in their own continuity clinics (CKD clinic, peritoneal dialysis clinic, home hemodialysis clinic)

    • CKD continuity clinic (LLVA, SACH clinic)
    • Peritoneal dialysis clinic (LLVA, LLU)
    • Home hemodialysis clinic (LLVA)


Sample Schedule