The division trains the next generation of pediatric nephrologists and researchers through its fellowship program.
Under the guidance of faculty, fellows spend 52 weeks over three years treating and managing a variety of inpatients with kidney issues, including intensive care patients requiring hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy. During this time, fellows pursue a Masters in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and participate in epidemiology journal club and Grand Rounds. For those interested in bench research, a track for basic science research is also available. Fellows are also active in caring for many outpatients throughout their fellowship and have several scheduled general nephrology and transplant clinics each month.
The Johns Hopkins community provides a rich academic environment for the fellowship, with formal and informal opportunities to interact with our colleagues in pathology, adult nephrology, pediatric urology, immunogenetics, dialysis and transplant nursing and transplant surgery. Beyond the Johns Hopkins campus, our fellows and faculty participate in the annual Dialysis conference and national meetings for the American Society for Pediatric Nephrology and the American Society of Nephrology.
Our current fellows, Tammy Brady, Lorie Smith, Erum Hartung and Rachel Lestz study various aspects of pediatric kidney disease, including hypertension, hyper-parathyroid disease and polycystic kidney disease, among other.
Application for the pediatric nephrology fellowship is available throughERAS. Please contact Sara Boyton at 410-563-6222.