The goal of our program is to educate fellows and provide them
with skills and expertise to excel in pediatric nephrology. At the
completion of this training program, fellows will have the required
abilities to thrive in an academic and/or private pediatric
nephrology practice. We offer one position per year.
- First year: devoted mostly to clinical duties; on clinical
service for eight months, with a shared month elective in
pathology/radiology, one month in dialysis unit and one month in
- Second and third years: devoted mostly to research with
clinical duties for three months in each of these years; we offer a
1-2 month elective in renal transplantation during the third
- Fellows are expected to take one weekend per month and one
night per week while not on service.
- Fellows will have one half-day per week for their pediatric
nephrology clinic throughout the fellowship program. The lupus
clinic, in conjunction with rheumatology, is held the first Monday
of each month and is covered by fellows when on service.
- We provide fellows opportunities for clinical and translational
research. You will learn how to prepare abstracts and manuscripts
for publication as well as poster and oral presentations for
regional and national meetings.
- We encourage our fellows to submit original work for grant
proposals (intramural and national sources) in order to gain
experience in applying for funding.
- Fellows will work with a mentor to help reach these goals. A
scholarship oversight committee will provide direction and
oversight of your research experiences. This committee includes
three to five faculty members and meets twice a year.
- University at Buffalo is part of the Midwest Pediatric
Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC), a community that specializes in
conducting clinical research studies in the pediatric nephrology
field. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the consortium,
which offers them the opportunity to have a multicenter research
Current research studies include:
- correlation of urinary micro RNA in obesity and
- diffuse mesangeal hyper cellularity and focal segmental
- Pediatric Lupus Nephritis Registry
- role of intestinal microbiota in pediatric patients with end
stage renal disease
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug associated acute kidney
injury: a prospective, observational study
- childhood nephrotic syndrome observational study
- genetic, genomic, and biomarker studies of Henoch-Schonlein
purpura and IgA nephropathy in children
- genome wide association study of childhood onset idiopathic
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Program
(ERAS). We offer one position per year.
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