The AST-accredited transplant nephrology fellowship program at The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive training program covering all
aspects of transplant nephrology for physicians who have satisfied their
ACGME general nephrology clinical training obligations. Both one-year
(clinical) and two-year (research track) training options are
available. We are a high-volume transplant center, performing over 200
kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants per year.
The transplant fellowship year involves equal time spent in the inpatient and
outpatient settings. Transplant nephrology fellows gain experience
working closely with transplant nephrology faculty, surgeons, pharmacists,
social workers, and nurses to provide exceptional care to our patients. Transplant
nephrology fellows can expect to gain experience in all pertinent areas of
clinical transplant nephrology including pre-transplant donor and recipient
evaluation and selection, post-operative immunosuppression management,
evaluation and management of graft dysfunction, desensitization, and paired
exchange. Additional aspects of the training program include:
· A protocol biopsy program
offering ample opportunity for fellows to gain biopsy experience.
· Optional transplant infectious
disease and transplant pathology elective rotations
· Dedicated time in the
tissue-typing center where fellows will gain expertise in cross-match
techniques and interpretation.
· Year-round education includes:
- Regularly scheduled journal clubs, transplant case
conferences, and transplant pathology conferences
- Scheduled didactic sessions covering, but not limited to,
the AST-recommended education curriculum topics.
- Patient-specific bedside teaching during daily
- Participation in weekly multidisciplinary donor, waitlist,
and recipient selection meetings
- Optional general nephrology educational conferences
including didactic lectures, journal clubs, case conferences, and
· Clinical or translational research
projects mentored by academically recognized transplant nephrology faculty.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis however we aim
to fill positions by November for the following academic year. One to two transplant fellows are accepted
each academic year.
Interested applicants should send a current CV and two
letters of recommendation to Krystal Kramer at KRYSTAL.KRAMER@UCDENVER.EDU. Further
inquiries regarding the fellowship program or the application process can be
Administrator, Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program