About the program
The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a one-year intensive clinical program approved by the American Society of Transplantation. There is one position available each year, and this position is filled for 2017.
Since this fellowship is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), it is only available to candidates who have completed two years of an ACGME-accredited (or equivalent) nephrology fellowship.
Candidates completing this training are considered eligible for United Network for Organ Sharing-approved medical directorships for individual transplant programs.
The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center provides fellows with extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, as well as longitudinal didactic teaching.
The program prepares fellows to:
- Manage kidney and pancreas transplant recipients at all stages of their care
- Become competent in immunosuppressive regimens
- Diagnose and manage complex nephrology issues
The Transplant Nephrology fellow is expected to perform at the level of a junior faculty member since he or she has completed the traditional nephrology fellowship and is board eligible. Therefore, fellows are allowed a significant amount of input in all decisions regarding immunosuppression as well as patient management.
Our Comprehensive Transplant Center
The Comprehensive Transplant Center at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation, performing approximately 200 kidney and 30 pancreas transplants annually.
The four full-time transplant nephrologists participate in all aspects of patient management, working alongside the transplant surgeons. Post-transplant care is provided as a multidisciplinary, collaborative model both in inpatient and outpatient settings. The center also provides longterm care for the duration of the allograft function, regardless of longevity.