Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Our goal at Georgetown University Medical Center is to train clinical nephrologists and independent investigators for leadership positions in academia and government agencies. Trainees undergo a rigorous clinical and investigative training program.
The first year of nephrology fellowship is devoted to clinical training. It is followed by one year of clinical or two years of basic sciences research training under the guidance of experienced mentors. Successful completion of the program fulfills the requirement of physicians for the American Board of Nephrology and the American Society of Hypertension Specialist Program.
Candidates will have the MD or MD / PhD degrees and will have completed clinical training in either Internal Medicine or Pediatrics. Candidates will be selected by the faculty based upon stated career goals in research and academic nephrology, interviews, letters of recommendation, and past performance.
Most of the clinical training will be carried out at Georgetown University Hospital. The basic research will be carried out in the laboratories of a cohesive and highly collaborative group of training faculty drawn from the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology and Molecular Genetics and integrated within the new Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Research Center. Additional complementary resources are available through other departments, and the nearby NIH intramural programs, and clinical center. Clinical research is supported by a gernal clinical reserach center and a CTSA grant.