Department of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship Program

Montefiore Einstein’s Nephrology Fellowship Program offers a clinically rich nephrology experience in the heart of New York City. Our fellows gain experience treating a culturally and socioeconomically diverse patient population, presenting with a wide variety of kidney diseases. Our faculty cultivates a supportive learning environment that fosters clinical and scholarly curiosity, preparing our fellows for successful careers in academics and private practice.

Neelja Kumar, MD, Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

In Montefiore Einstein’s well-rounded Nephrology Fellowship, our fellows achieve their highest potential while working in a supportive environment alongside caring faculty members. We are proud of the excellent clinical care we provide our diverse patient population, and of the multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded researchers who perform important basic and clinical studies here.

Moses Campus

Moses Campus provides tertiary care for a diverse patient population. While training at Moses, our fellows work in multiple Intensive Care Units (ICUs) where we treat critically ill patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and post-transplant. Fellows play a significant role in managing these patients using continuous renal-replacement therapies. An active kidney-transplant program (185 transplants in 2019) allows fellows to work closely with transplant surgeons and nephrologists, helping them learn a multidisciplinary approach to transplantation. 

I chose Montefiore Einstein because of the diverse causes of kidney disease in the Bronx, which I saw during a visiting resident elective. I knew this would be an excellent place to train.

Molly Fisher, DO

Nephrology Fellow, Class of 2017

Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus

Jack D. Weiler Hospital is located on the Einstein Campus with close proximity to several neighborhood dialysis units. While rotating at Weiler, our fellows evaluate and manage patients with chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, pregnancy-related kidney complications and end-stage kidney disease. Fellows also evaluate outpatients on dialysis, including in-center hemodialysis, nocturnal dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and other home therapies. We have a full floor at Weiler dedicated to patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. 

Montefiore Einstein Nephrology has it all. This is one decision that you will never regret.

Kalyan Prudhvi, MD

Critical Care Fellow, Class of 2020

A world-renowned faculty

Michael Ross, MD

Chief, Nephrology
Professor, Nephrology
Professor, Developmental & Molecular Biology

Michal L. Melamed, MD, MHS

Associate Professor, Nephrology
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health

Deep Sharma, MBBS

Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Clinical Director, Nephrology, Einstein Campus
Director, Home Dialysis Freedom Center
Associate Professor, Nephrology

Neelja Kumar, MD

Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Nephrology

Maureen Brogan, MD

Clinical Director, Nephrology, Moses Campus
Associate Professor, Nephrology

Evelyn Correa

Coordinator, Nephrology Fellowship Program

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Montefiore Einstein exposes our Nephrology Fellows to the full breadth and depth of clinical nephrology, including acute kidney injury, glomerular disease, kidney stones, end-stage kidney disease and multiple forms of dialysis. Our fellows learn how to perform kidney biopsies, how to place dialysis catheters and other important skills that lay the groundwork for successful careers in nephrology.

There’s a huge variety of cases and procedures, and a constant flow of decisions that need to be made.

Mina Sourial, MD

Interventional Nephrology Fellow, Class of 2020

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Nephrology Fellow at Montefiore Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • Applications will be accepted through ERAS on a rolling basis until November 3, 2021.
  • We recommend that your application and letters of recommendation be available for download by the program as close to July 21, 2021, as possible.

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Michal L. Melamed, MD, MHS
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

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