I. Introduction

Thank you for your interest in the Medstar Georgetown University Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship Program. Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders in both clinical and academic nephrology and to equip excellent fellows with the skills to succeed in clinical practice. For over 50 years, Georgetown has stood at the forefront of nephrology training programs with aim of producing the very best nephrologists. Trainees undergo a rigorous clinical and investigative program specializing in all major aspects of adult nephrology such as:

  • End-stage renal disease – we offer training for in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and home hemodialysis (currently we manage the only “home only” dialysis unit in Washington, DC)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Hypertension (Home of the Georgetown University Hypertension, Kidney, and Vascular Research Center)
  • Acid-Base Disorders
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Pregnancy related renal disease (Home of the Georgetown University Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health and Disease)
  • Onco-nephrology (in close collaboration with the Lombardi Cancer Institute)
  • Kidney Transplantation (Medstar offers the only Renal Transplant Institute in Washington, DC)

Our fellowship training program is approved by the ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education). We typically accept 3 fellows per year into the training program depending on available ACGME slots and candidate qualifications. Georgetown has a diverse class of fellows who enjoy great camaraderie and a friendly oriented environment in a superb multicultural capital city with outstanding cultural, sporting and recreational opportunities.
Georgetown has a prominent research program with a strong focus on both basic science and clinical projects. Through the hard work and dedication of the clinical and basic science faculty along with a strong partnership with the Washington DC Veteran Affairs Hospital, Georgetown is one of the pre-eminent nephrology research divisions in the Unites States. Please see How to Apply for more information.


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