Fellowship Training Program

2016 Nephrology Fellows
2016 Nephrology Fellows

For over 30 years, Nephrology Fellowship Program at UCSF has prepared fellows to become 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 across diverse patient populations. For those interested in pursuing academic nephrology, out program has an NIH T32 training grant that provides support during the research portion of fellowship training.

2015 Nephrology Fellowship Retreat
2015 Nephrology Fellowship Retreat

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:


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

  • All fellows receive a housing stipend (which is $12,100 for the 2018-2019 academic year).
  • All fellows receive travel allowances to attend a national meeting ($1,600 yearly) and funds towards purchase of a laptop/computer supplies ($1,000)
  • The division of Nephrology also reimburses the initial cost of obtaining a California medical license (~$900)

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

  • Bench-research fellows can receive $40,000 funding support through the "Molecular Medicine in Nephrology” 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.

Contact Information

Brittany Logan
UCSF Division of Nephrology
533 Parnassus Avenue, U404, Box 0532
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Tel: (415) 476-1812
Fax: (415) 476-3381
Email: Brittany Logan
Kerry Cho, MD
Fellowship Program Director
UCSF Division of Nephrology
533 Parnassus Ave, Room U401, Box 0532
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Email: Kerry Cho