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Fellowship Training Program

Thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland Adult Nephrology Fellowship Program. For over 30 years, the Division of Nephrology has trained outstanding clinical and academic nephrologists. The mission of our fellowship training program is to provide each trainee with a broad range of clinical and research experience in Nephrology and to prepare them for a successful career as a clinical practitioner or an academic nephrologist.

The Division offers fellowship programs in two tracks for clinical and research training in nephrology.

  1. Clinical Track is a two-year postgraduate program with comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of adult nephrology including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, fluid-electrolyte disorders, and kidney transplantation. In addition, we offer several options for clinical and basic research for trainees in this track.
  2. Research Track is a three-year training program designed to provide a similarly broad clinical training in adult nephrology, as well as a focused training in basic or clinical research in nephrology.

All fellows will be assigned a mentorship committee during their first year. The committee will provide guidance and support and assist each trainee in achieving their training goals and benchmarks. The mentorship committee will assist the fellow in identifying potential research projects and a primary mentor, and will work with the mentor to monitor their progress throughout their clinical and research training.

The training program is currently approved by the ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education) for 6 first and second year fellows. Third year of training (and additional years, as needed), devoted exclusively to research are provided for highly motivated fellows who will identify and work under mentorship of the School of Medicine faculty, either within the Division or in other Divisions or Departments.

Distinctions of our Program

We provide outstanding and comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical nephrology. However, the following features particularly distinguish our program from others.


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  • The University of Maryland School of Medicine provides an exceptional environment for research training. We offer basic research in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tubular function, hypertension, genetic renal diseases, particularly polycystic kidney disease, and transplant immunology. There are 16 RO1 or VA Merrit Review Grants in the Division. Moreover, our faculty are heavily involved with clinical research addressing issue in chronic kidney disease, genetic epidemiology of renal disease, hypertension, and transplantation.
  • We invite the applicants who are looking for an academic career in nephrology as an independent investigator to apply to our program. 

Organ Transplant Program

  • The University of Maryland Organ Transplant Program is one of the largest programs in the U.S., performing more than 300 kidney transplants every year, along with dozens of liver, pancreas, and heart lung translplants. Along with outstanding transplant nephrology and transplant surgery faculty, the program provides an exceptional opportunity for training in transplant medicine. We offer a third year of fellowship for applicants with great interest in pursuing a career as a transplant nephrologist.

Critical Care Medicine

  • R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is the nation's first and only integrated Trauma Hospital and is one of the world’s busiest civilian trauma centers, dedicated to treating severely injured cases and to employ cutting edge research and innovative medical procedures in the care of trauma and critically ill surgical patients. Along with multiple medical and surgical Intensive Care Units at the main hospital and at VA Medical Center, we are glad to offer an extraordinary opportunity for training fellows with great interest in critical care nephrology.

Our fellows have diverse racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds; we encourage minority and female applicants to apply to our program. For information regarding application to our program, please see How to Apply. 

Contact Information

Cintia Crumedy
Fellowship Coordinator
University of Maryland Division of Nephrology
22 South Greene Street, N3W143
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410) 328-5720
Fax: (410) 328-5685

Mario Rubin, MD
Fellowship Program Director
University of Maryland Division of Nephrology
22 South Greene Street, N3W143
Baltimore, MD 21201