Welcome from the Program Director
Welcome to the Nephrology fellowship of the Medical College of Georgia. Established in 1964, our fellowship has trained over 60 nephrologists, and today continues to evolve in every facet of the educational mission.
Core clinical rotations for all fellows consist of a comprehensive training experience
in all aspects of clinical nephrology, including acute and chronic hemodialysis, CRRT,
peritoneal dialysis, hypertension, and all forms of fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte
disturbances. Nephrology fellows will become adept at the placement of temporary vascular
access for hemodialysis, and percutaneous native and transplant renal biopsy. Our kidney transplant program is at the center of a large referral network and provides
all fellows with an abundant, hands-on clinical and academic experience in transplantation.
These opportunities dovetail with our AST/ASN-accredited transplant nephrology fellowship,
which was established in 2008.
The clinical track includes additional inpatient and outpatient experiences and opportunities during the second year, and the research track provides protected time for basic or clinical investigation.
Fellows electing the research track in Nephrology will spend the first year engaged in clinical training, followed by 1 or 2 years of research with an NIH- or equivalent-funded mentor, provided an effective and exciting "jumpstart" to a career as an academic nephrologist.
Our clinical and research faculty are dynamic and highly motivated. The clinical practice and referral system is robust, and our research programs are well funded. Please review our website in detail and email or call with questions. We think you will like what you see and hope you will let us serve as your gateway to a bright professional future in clinical or academic nephrology.
John J. White, MD