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 (ranked #13 in the nation in Nephrology in 2015 by US News and World Reports) and the William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital. 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 program is certified by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).
Established in 1966, the Kidney Transplant Program at the University of Wisconsin was among the first in the nation. Over 8,000 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.