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. Applications are accepted starting July - August before the anticipated July 1 start date. Interviews are conducted in the early Fall with a goal of filling the program by the beginning of November. 

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

Didactics

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.

Conferences/Meetings/Lectures:

Monday: Multidisciplinary Selection Committee Meeting (1:00-3:00 pm)
Wednesday: General Nephrology Case Conference (7:30-8:00 am)
Nephrology Grand Rounds (8:00-9:00 am)
Transplant Nephrology Lecture Series (3:00-4:00 pm)
Friday: Transplant M&M Conference (8:00-9:00 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. 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

Fadee Abualrub, MD
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Tennessee
General Nephrology Fellowship: University of South Florida

Nikolaos Skartsis, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
General Nephrology Fellowship: UCSF

Faizan Syed, MBBS
Internal Medicine Residency: Griffin Hospital
General Nephrology Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Past Fellows

2018-2019:
Yasir Alfi (general nephrology fellowship: George Washington University)
Nicholas Herrera (general nephrology fellowship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center)

2017-2018:
Rohan Paul (general nephrology fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
Santhi Voora (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

2016-2017:
Mohamed Alseiari (general nephrology fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University)
Thuy Le (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

2015-2016:
Neda Hashemi (general nephrology fellowship: University of Southern California)
Jun Shoji (general nephrology fellowship: George Washington University)

2014-2015:
Manpreet Singh (general nephrology fellowship: Boston Medical Center)
Vasishta Tatapudi (general nephrology fellowship: New York University)

2013-14:
Thin Thin Maw (general nephrology fellowship: University of Pittsburgh)
Sonika Puri (general nephrology fellowship: New York University)

2012-13:
Deepika Kancherla (general nephrology fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center)
Hoss Tabriziani (general nephrology fellowship: Georgetown)

2011-12:
Fadi Hussein (general nephrology fellowship: St. Louis University Hospital)
Humera Nisar (general nephrology fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital)

2010-11:
Ranjan Chanda (general nephrology fellowship: Baylor)
Sindhu Chandran (general nephrology fellowship: Stanford)

2009-10:
Maha Mohamed (general nephrology fellowship: University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Puneet Sood (general nephrology fellowship: University of Florida)

2008-09:
Muna Al Nimri (general nephrology fellowship: Oregon Health Sciences University)
David Wojciechowski (general nephrology fellowship: Georgetown)

2007-08:
Brian Lee (general nephrology fellowship: Case Western Reserve)

2006-07:
Joshua Wolf (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

2005-06:
Rafael Villicana (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

2004-05:
Harini Chekkera (general nephrology fellowship: UCSF)

Transplant Faculty

Contact Information

Gabriel Stelmack
Fellowship Coordinator
UCSF Division of Nephrology
533 Parnassus Avenue, U407, Box 0532
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Tel: (415) 476-1812
Fax: (415) 476-3381
Email: Gabriel Stelmack
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