Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program

Connie Frank Transplant CenterUCSF offers a one-year Transplant Nephrology Fellowship, accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. Fellowship graduates are eligible to be a UNOS-approved medical director of a kidney transplant program.

Fellows receive “hands-on” experience and training at a high volume transplant program including training in inpatient and outpatient management of kidney and kidney/pancreas recipients, pre-transplant evaluation of recipient candidates and living donors, and the evaluation and care of liver, lung, and heart transplant patients with kidney disease. The fellowship provides training in the immunogenetics laboratory and participation in a robust basic, translational, and clinical research program.

How to Apply

Two fellows are accepted each year. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply 10-12 months before the anticipated July 1 start date. Interviews are conducted in the early Fall with a goal of filling the program by October. Applicants to the UCSF general nephrology fellowship program can continue their transplant training as part of a 3 year program.

Please see the application for more information about our UCSF Kidney Transplant Fellowship.


A structured didactic program is in place to ensure that important topics of transplant medicine are covered during the fellowship. Below is a list of conferences and lectures that the fellow attends as part of the training program.


Monday: Selection Conference 1-3 PM
Tuesday: General Nephrology Lecture Series 7:30-8:30 AM
Wednesday: Renal Case Conference 7:30 AM
Renal Grand Rounds: 8:00-9:00 AM
ITL Lecture Series: 3:00-4:00 PM (1st Wed of the month)
Transplant Nephrology Journal Club: 3:00-4:00 PM (2nd Wed of the month)
Transplant Nephrology Lecture Series: 3:00-4:00 PM (3rd, 4th, [and 5th] Wed of the month)
Friday: Transplant M&M Conference 8:00 AM

Research Opportunities

UCSF is actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research. Our center has been part of pivotal trials bringing new immunosuppression to transplant recipients as well as cutting edge basic science research utilizing new therapies such a T regulatory cells. Prior to starting your fellowship we will discuss your specific interests and partner you with a faculty mentor to help develop a research project during your fellowship.

Current Fellows

Yasir Alfi, MBBS
Internal Medicine Residency: George Washington University
General Nephrology Fellowship: George Washington University

Nicholas Herrera, MD
Internal Medicine Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center
General Nephrology Fellowship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Past Fellows

Rohan Paul (general nephrology fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
Santhi Voora (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

Mohamed Alseiari (general nephrology fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University)
Thuy Le (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

Neda Hashemi (general nephrology fellowship: University of Southern California)
Jun Shoji (general nephrology fellowship: George Washington University)

Manpreet Singh (general nephrology fellowship: Boston Medical Center)
Vasishta Tatapudi (general nephrology fellowship: New York University)

Thin Thin Maw (general nephrology fellowship: University of Pittsburgh)
Sonika Puri (general nephrology fellowship: New York University)

Deepika Kancherla (general nephrology fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center)
Hoss Tabriziani (general nephrology fellowship: Georgetown)

Fadi Hussein (general nephrology fellowship: St. Louis University Hospital)
Humera Nisar (general nephrology fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital)

Ranjan Chanda (general nephrology fellowship: Baylor)
Sindhu Chandran (general nephrology fellowship: Stanford)

Maha Mohamed (general nephrology fellowship: University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Puneet Sood (general nephrology fellowship: University of Florida)

Muna Al Nimri (general nephrology fellowship: Oregon Health Sciences University)
David Wojciechowski (general nephrology fellowship: Georgetown)

Brian Lee (general nephrology fellowship: Case Western Reserve)

Joshua Wolf (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

Rafael Villicana (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

Harini Chekkera (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

Transplant Faculty

Contact Information

Ryan Rieger
UCSF Division of Nephrology
533 Parnassus Avenue, U407, Box 0532
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Tel: (415) 502-4831
Fax: (415) 476-3381
Email: Ryan Rieger
Jun Shoji, MD
Transplant Fellowship Program Director
UCSF Division of Nephrology
400 Parnassus Ave, Suite A701, Box 0116
San Francisco, CA 94143-0116
Email: Jun Shoji