Fellowship Training Program

2016 Nephrology Fellows

For over 30 years, the Division of Nephrology has trained leaders in academic nephrology, superb clinical and basic research scientists, and outstanding clinical nephrologists. We offer comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of adult nephrology: acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, and kidney transplantation. UCSF has a NIH T32 training grant that provides support during the research portion of fellowship training.

2015 Nephrology Fellowship Retreat

The Nephrology Fellowship Program at UCSF prepares fellows for careers in academic nephrology, clinical nephrology, and medical education. Our graduates have also pursued additional fellowship training in kidney transplantation. For selected candidates, we offer a combined general nephrology/transplant nephrology fellowship pathway or adult/pediatric nephrology fellowship training with the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UCSF. The training program has three tracks:

At UCSF Nephrology, we are proud of our commitment to training the next generation of scientists.

  • Bench-research fellows can receive $40,000 funding support through the "Molecular Medicine in Nephrologyā€¯ initiative.
  • Clinical research fellows are provided funding to cover the full tuition cost of a Master's Degree Program in Clinical Research.
  • All fellows will have stepwise increase in their salary at the PGY clinical scale during their research years, regardless of external grant funding.
  • All fellows receive a housing stipend (which is $10,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year).
  • All fellows receive a travel allowance to attend a national meeting and funds to purchase a laptop computer during their second year of training.
  • The training program is approved by the ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education) for 13 first and second year fellows. We typically accept around 6 fellows per year divided between the research and clinical tracks.

    *We value diversity in our past, present and future fellows.

    Contact Information

    Deborahann Gilman or Ryan Rieger
    UCSF Division of Nephrology
    533 Parnassus Avenue, Room U404/407, Box 0532
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
    Debbie Tel: (415) 476-2172
    Ryan Tel: (415) 502-4831
    Fax: (415) 476-3381
    Email: Deborahann Gilman or Ryan Rieger
    Kerry Cho, MD
    Fellowship Program Director
    UCSF Division of Nephrology
    533 Parnassus Ave, Room U404, Box 0532
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
    Email: Kerry Cho