Fellowship in Nephrology at Northwell Health

Fellowship in Nephrology at Northwell Health

About us

The goal of the nephrology fellowship programs on the Northwell Health campuses is to prepare the fellows for careers in clinical and academic nephrology under the direct supervision of a faculty of full-time attending nephrologists.

Fellows have extensive exposure to a broad range of clinical entities and participate in both basic science and clinical research during their training. Outpatient dialysis experience takes place at the Julia and Israel Waldbaum Dialysis Center and at the Queens Village Satellite Dialysis Center. Dialysis services include in-center dialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis programs. In-patient rotation consists of inpatient dialysis and consultative services at both NSUH and LIJ.

Fellows participate in a renal transplant rotation for one month during their first year of fellowship training at Montefiore Medical Center and the remainder of the transplant training is done at North Shore University Transplant Center.

The nephrology fellowship programs at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center have been heavily integrated for the past decade, with all educational activities fully combined throughout this time.

The programs accept four new qualified candidates each for the two-year training. The third year is optional and is devoted to research. During their first year, these individuals gain clinical nephrology skills. They are encouraged to establish a relationship with one of our faculty members who will assist them in developing a plan of research training for their second and third years. Clinical training is completed during the second year. Fellows who wish to pursue an academic career are encouraged to spend a third year doing basic science research. Fellows are encouraged to take basic research classes at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Fellows receive their clinical training at both clinical campuses (LIJ and NSUH). Fellows gain experience in all aspects of extracorporeal circulation for acute renal failure, including acute hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, continuous venovenous hemofiltration dialysis, slow continuous ultrafiltration, and plasmapheresis.

Research opportunities are available to fellows in the basic science research labs of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Basic science research interests include molecular biology, signal transduction, cell biochemistry, glomerular dynamics, and transplant immunology.  Clinical research projects in drug therapy in patients with renal disease and dialysis outcomes are available for fellows.

Application process

Applicants interested in the nephrology training program at Northwell Health should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS).

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Four (4) letters of recommendation
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

Contact Details:

Karen Friedman, MD, FACP
Vice Chair, Education
Program Director
(718) 470-7717

Kelly Spielmann, MS, C-TAGME
Manager, Training Program
(516) 562-4764

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Hitesh Harshadray Shah, MD

(516) 465-8207
Get in touch with us!

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Sriparna Bhattacharya.

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