University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Transplant Nephrology Fellowship

Director's Welcome

Program Contact Information

Maha Mohamed, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (CHS)
Transplant Fellowship Program Director

Samantha Strennen
Nephrology Fellowship Coordinator

Mission Statemet

To provide quality patient care of kidney and pancreas transplant patients, to promote innovative research, and to foster top transplant nephrologists of the future.

The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program at UW-Madison offers one year of clinical and research training as a faculty member at the clinical instructor level in the division of Nephrology. Fellows enjoy working closely with the transplant nephrologists and also with our colleagues in the Department of Surgery.

Transplant Nephrology Training Opportunities

The UW Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program offers unique training grounds: approachable mentors, an excellent working relationship between the Department of Medicine and Surgery, an Office of Research Services to support publications by fellows, and outstanding training locations at University Hospital operated by UW Health. Program highlights include: 

  • UW is consistently ranked among the top 10 most active kidney transplant programs in the United States
  • UW performs more simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants than anywhere in the country
  • Fellows are exposed to a wide range of complications and high-risk transplant cases
  • Uniquely, our facility is home to its own organ procurement organization (OPO) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) laboratory
  • As junior faculty members, fellows also begin to gain leadership experience in academic medicine
  • Support to attend transplant specific meetings throughout the year and resources to aid with publishing research
  • Exposure to cutting-edge research and clinical approaches to reducing the risk of antibody-mediated rejection through desensitization protocols
  • The Department of Medicine Global Health Pathway offers opportunities to engage in global health didactics, research, and a clinical elective


The program is certified by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).

Program History

Established in 1966, the Kidney Transplant Program at the University of Wisconsin was among the first in the nation. Over 13,000 kidneys have been transplanted here. The transplant nephrology advanced fellowship program was established in 1992. Former trainees have enjoyed successful careers, and many alumni currently hold faculty positions at academic medical centers throughout the United States and internationally. 

Highlights and Outcomes

Given the volume of transplants, the complexity of cases, and the vibrancy of research, alumni of the UW Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program have a strong track record of success.

How to Apply

Two fellows are accepted per year and we are currently accepting applications for the 23-24 academic year. As a part of your application, you will be asked to upload a current CV, personal statement (cover letter), and three references. To request more information, please email Samantha Strennen, Nephrology Fellowship Coordinator, at

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