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Department of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship Training Sites

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Overview of the Clinical Training Sites

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We offer a comprehensive clinical training environment and our trainees are involved in all aspects of kidney disease. Our graduates highlight the diversity of patients and healthcare systems along with dedicated teaching faculty as the main strengths of our training program. From glomerular diseases to complex acid-base and electrolyte disturbances to pregnancy-related kidney disease to critical care nephrology, our fellows truly see it all!

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Outpatient Rotations

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We believe that a robust outpatient experience is critical to educating the future Nephrologist. The table below highlights the various clinics that our fellows rotate through during the fellowship.

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Outpatient Clinic Location(s)
General Nephrology Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC)
Harris Health (HH) Smith Clinic

Kidney Transplantation
(Pre- and Post-)

Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH)
Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC)
Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC)
Pediatric Nephrology Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH)
Home Dialysis Davita Home at the Museum
In-Center Hemodialysis Harris Health Riverside Dialysis Clinic
Glomerulonephritis Harris Health (HH) Smith Clinic
Elective Kidney Biopsy Harris Health (HH) Ben Taub Outpatient Center
Vascular Access Orbis Vascular

Medical Directorship
Clinical Quality Meeting

U.S. Renal Baylor Scott St Dialysis Unit
Davita Home at the Museum
Riverside Dialysis Clinic
Kidney Pathology McGovern School, University of Texas
Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC)

 

Each fellow will have 12-months of monthly continuity clinic at the above in-center and home dialysis clinics. This will involve longitudinal care with the same patients and faculty mentor.

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Inpatient Rotations

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The variety in hospital systems is a major strength of our program. Our program is like a podocyte, interdigitating with all pavilions in the Texas Medical Center! Each four-week block exposes the trainee to the diversity of patients that reside in or travel to Houston, Texas. Kidney transplantation is a major strength of the program. Our fellows directly participate in the care of around 150 new kidney transplants each year at three different transplant centers: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center.

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Hospital Rotation
Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) General Nephrology
Critical Care
Research / NF*
Harris Health Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH) General Nephrology Dialysis
Procedure / NF
Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC) General Nephrology
Outpatient / NF
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) Transplant
Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women (TCH) Obstetric Nephrology
MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) Onco-Nephrology

 

*We designate one fellow (Night Float: NF) to take overnight call for all pavilions from Sunday through Friday nights, from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. This fellow has no daytime responsibilities. The fellow typically manages between one to four new overnight consults, all of whom require urgent evaluation. The NF rotation is home call, and we have a dedicated call room at BSLMC.

The outpatient experience at BSLMC includes exposure to Plasma Exchange. Each fellow will have approximately three months of research time during the fellowship, and this has been sufficient for most trainees to publish manuscripts in high quality journals.

Our fellowship handbook provides more details about each rotation.