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Nephrology Fellowship Program

The University of Wisconsin Nephrology Fellowship Program offers robust training in a wide range of hospital and clinic settings, including University Hospital (ranked #13 in the nation in Nephrology in 2015 by US News and World Reports), as well as university-based and VA-based clinics. The collegial environment of UW's nationally-renowned nephrology fellowship program prepares trainees to enjoy success as outstanding nephrologists who are skilled in clinical care, research investigation, teaching, and life-long learning. In addition to the general nephrology fellowship program, UW also offers advanced fellowships in transplant nephrology and interventional nephrology.

Nephrology Training Opportunities

The UW Nephrology Fellowship Program is unique training grounds: approachable mentors, excellent working relationships with colleagues, outstanding quality of life in Madison, Wisconsin, and unparalleled training locations. For videos highlighting aspects of the program, click here. Highlights of nephrology fellowship training at UW include: 

About the Program

The UW Nephrology Fellowship Program is two years in length and offers extensive clinical training. Three fellowship openings occur yearly (July cycle).

Research Training Opportunities

Fellows may elect rotations in research areas such as clinical problems associated with dialysis, transplantation or progression of renal disease; clinical pharmacology in patients with renal disease; or research in renal physiology or pathophysiology of renal disease. For questions about research opportunities, contact Brad Astor, PhD, MPH, associate professor at

Accreditation and Certification

The UW Nephrology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This fellowship fulfills the requirements for Nephrology training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellows are eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in Nephrology upon completion of their fellowship.

Living in Madison

As a cosmopolitan, medium-sized city of over 230,000, Madison is a vibrant cultural hub surrounded by natural beauty. Madison has been ranked as a Best Place to Live (Livability, Business Insider), a Top 10 Happiest City in the World (National Geographic), #1 Best City for Quality of Life (NerdWallet), and #3 among Top Ten Healthiest Cities (Livability), and #2 Best Place to Practice Medicine (Medscape). Learn more: Living in Madison | About UW-Madison