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 time spent on a transplant infectious disease rotation.
- Dedicated time in the tissue-typing center where fellows will gain expertise in cross-match techniques and interpretation.
- Year-round education provided in the form of patient-specific bedside teaching, journal clubs, monthly transplant pathology conferences, and scheduled didactic sessions covering, but not limited to, the AST-recommended education curriculum topics.
- Clinical research projects mentored by academically recognized transplant nephrology faculty.