• Welcome

    Welcome to the Division of Nephrology

    Welcome to the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a 2-year accredited program, alternating between 2 and 3 fellows per year. 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 and ultrasound guided hemodialysis catheter placement.

    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.

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

    Rebecca Hegeman
    Interim Division Director

    Lisa Antes
    Fellowship Training Program Director