Message from the Director
Program Description from Dr. Thomas Pallone:
Thank you for your interest in our Nephrology fellowship program. The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) provides a broad, outstanding venue for fellowship training in Nephrology. The combined expertise of more than 30 faculty members covers clinical science, transplantation, critical care, pathology, genetics and epidemiology, and basic sciences. Fellows emerge from the program with a full complement of clinical experience and education and can choose in-depth mentoring in areas of special interest.
The interconnected facilities we serve are located in Southwest Baltimore near the inner harbor. They include the University Hospital, Baltimore VA Medical Center, and Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The campus also includes School of Law, Pharmacy, Human Virology Institute, Centers for Vaccine Development.
UMMS attracts and serves patients locally and nationally from physician and self-referrals. The large internationally recognized program performs kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, and lung transplants. The division provides acute and ongoing outpatient continuity care to those patients. A large critical care program exists and dual specialized Nephrology, Critical Care faculty facilitate that increasingly important area of emphasis.
For interested and appropriately dedicated trainees, tailored programs can be designed to encompass critical care, genetics and epidemiology, and basic sciences. Nephrology, physiology and transplantation combine for active research programs in hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, the molecular basis of tubule transport, renal microcirculation, electrophysiology and immunology of rejection. The Department of Medicine provides an option for clinicians to earn the PhD degree.
University of Maryland Division of Nephrology
22 South Greene Street, N3W143
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410) 328-5720
Fax: (410) 328-5685