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Program Overview

Welcome to the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, a 2-year accredited clinical program, accepting 3 fellows per year. Additional years of training after the second year are available for those fellows interested in pursuing an academic nephrology career (2 years clinical/1 year research or with approval 1 year clinical/2 years research).  We are also pleased to offer a 1-year accredited training program in transplant nephrology. The goal of our training program is to help fellows reach the milestones in clinical training and education that will allow them to be successful practicing nephrologists or academic clinicians.

The Nephrology Division has a substantial commitment to patient care, teaching, and research. Our fellows become acquainted with a wide variety of challenges encountered in the practice of clinical nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation. They develop a solid expertise in the care of the renal patient by getting firsthand experiences in the following:

  • critical care nephrology
  • ambulatory nephrology
  • routine pre- and complex post-transplant care
  • primary ESRD management
  • multidisciplinary care of patients with cardiovascular disease, renal disease in pregnancy, rheumatologic disorders, and surgical issues

In addition, the fellowship offers ample opportunity to develop proficiency in procedural skills including kidney biopsy and biopsy interpretation.

Fellows in the program actively participate in teaching medical students and residents on the consult service. For additional training as clinician educators, we encourage our fellows to apply to programs such as the FACE (Fellows As Clinician Educators) and the Masters in Medical Education that can be integrated into the second year of the training program.

The Renal Division is also very proud of its research tradition.  Our fellows train under a diverse faculty with nationally and internationally renowned bench, translational, and clinical research programs and participate in the Rare Disease Clinic, nephrology-related health services research through the VA’s CADRE program.  

We hope your training will be an exciting and educational experience and look forward to participating in your professional development as a nephrologist!

Chou-Long Huang, MD, PhD
Division Director

Lisa M. Antes, MD
Fellowship Training Program Director

Jonathan Nizar, MD
Associate Fellowship Training Program Director

Lisa Novak
Fellowship Coordinator