Class of 2018

From left to right:
•    Joonho Park, Winthrop University Hospital
•    Anam Siddiqui, Flushing Hospital Medical Center
•    Nishita Parikh, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
•    Jamil Ibrahim, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center

Class of 2019

From left to right:
•    Joji James, Flushing Hospital Medical Center
•    Neelofar Khan, Coney Island Hospital
•    Fatima Sheikh, Saint Michael's Medical Center
•    Alia Hasan, New York Methodist Hospital

Scholarly activity

Click below to view nephrology fellows scholarly activity from that year.


There is a hallway at the nephrology office at 100 Community Drive that is lined with open doors, and within each office is a welcoming, eager faculty mentor. What makes the experience at Northwell nephrology so spectacular is that our active research faculty are also our clinician educators. As fellows, we were privileged to round each day on the wards with experts in dialysis, glomerular disease, and fluid and electrolyte imbalance. Those same world experts and master clinicians would be there with us on the weekends, on call at night, at our conferences, and in our clinics. Northwell nephrology is an encouraging, warm, and welcoming place where young physicians can learn to develop into outstanding nephrologists. I have no regrets about choosing Northwell and I would do it again.

Daniel W. Ross, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine
Class of 2016


Northwell Health Nephrology Fellowship Program, in my opinion, is one of the best training programs in the nation. It offers a well-structured learning environment. Most of the nephrology programs in the country lack outpatient dialysis experience which is essentially bread and butter of any nephrology practice. The biggest strength of the program is that it provides a perfect mix of inpatient and outpatient (dialysis unit) rotations. The faculty here is excellent and super friendly. They are fully dedicated towards fellow’s teaching. They have incorporated innovative and interesting methods of teaching which prepare you well enough to face the boards. There are ample amount of research opportunities be it basic sciences or clinical. Besides, Long island is a beautiful place to live in. After finishing my fellowship, I feel well trained and confident to practice as a nephrologist.

Jyotsana Thakkar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Class of 2016


The fellowship program at Northwell Health is one of the best, well-rounded academic programs in NY. You get a thorough experience in inpatient, outpatient (hemodialysis unit, PD, and clinic/ office) as well as transplant. You get great lectures/ conferences to prepare you for independent practice as well as help you pass your boards. All the attendings are very supportive and have your best interest in mind. I am truly grateful for my experience at this great academic Nephrology fellowship and can truly say it has prepared me for independent practice.

Jeny Varghese, MD
Park Avenue Nephrology, NY
Class of 2016


As a recent graduate of the Hofstra Northwell nephrology fellowship program, I can honestly say that the training I have received has fully prepared me for independent private practice. The faculty members are always readily available and create a friendly and nurturing environment that focuses on educational progress of each nephrology fellow. I wholeheartedly recommend the program without reservation to prospective fellows interested in achieving their full potential.

Nirav Mehta, DO
Park Avenue Nephrology, NY
Class of 2015


Any nephrology fellowship program will provide a decent education, but the distinction that sets Northwell Health apart is its amazing faculty. The nephrology faculty is a diverse group of physicians that were supportive, inspiring, and engaging. I will always be grateful for the training I received at Northwell.

Sam Leung, MD
Queens Nephrology Associates
Class of 2015


I am currently practicing in a 7 Physician Nephrology practice in Queens, NY. I can say with confidence the educational and clinical experience provided during the fellowship had me fully prepared to be an attending. The faculty is very dedicated and devoted for the fellows to learn and grow to become exceptional nephrologists. I have no reservation recommending this fellowship.

Seyyar Khan, MD
Queens Nephrology Associates
Class of 2015


I was an internal medicine resident at Northwell Health before I decided to do my nephrology fellowship there.  The decision was easy.  When rotating through the nephrology elective as a resident, I found the faculty incredibly approachable, supportive, and enthusiastic.  As a fellow, I was free to express my thoughts without any fear of ridicule.  Learning was a pleasure with all of the innovative and fun teaching methods that were routinely used. I am a better physician today because of all the mentoring and guidance that was so freely given.

Louis Spiegel, MD
Program Director, Traditional Rotating Internship at Southampton Hospital
Assistant Medical Director, Southampton Hospital Regional Dialysis Center
Class of 2014


I am currently working in an academic institution as an assistant professor. I am also involved in a leadership role in outpatient dialysis unit. I'm involved in ASN onco nephrology forum. I firmly believe that my fellowship at Northwell prepared me to perform these roles efficiently. Our faculty is very dedicated and committed towards the education of the fellows. I had a variety of clinical experience along with bench research experience during my fellowship. Almost 4 years out of fellowship, I still look up to my mentors at Northwell. The training provided a great platform for me to excel in an academic career. The outpatient dialysis experience is one of its kind and prepares for the real world.

Divya Monga, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Class of 2013


I completed my nephrology fellowship from Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in June 2012. I can say with utmost confidence that training at Northwell gave me all the skills necessary to grow into an independent nephrologist both as a scientist and a clinician. In this day and age where most fellowship programs are being run as a part of a corporate structure, Northwell had a different approach under the leadership of the likes of Drs. Steven Fishbane, Pravin Singhal, Hitesh Shah, Kenar Jhaveri, Azzour Hazzan to name a few. They are invested deeply with their fellows helping them shape a better academician and a better person overall. They have collected objective data and feedback from fellows/residents both from inside and outside the program and have reshaped fellowship training along with resident’s nephrology training exposure as well. They have also employed unconventional ways of teaching and learning. The patient population is very diverse both ethnically and socio-economically and gave me a broad exposure to all different kinds of patients and diseases. Didactics/lectures are impressed upon and faculty participation and mentorship is excellent! There is ample opportunity and mentorship both for clinical and basic science research. For those considering the program for their training, I would strongly recommend it - it will train you no matter what cards you are dealt with as a future nephrologist.

Arun Chawla, MD
Advocare Nephrology of South Jersey.
Class of 2012


The nephrology training at Northwell is a perfect balanced mix of clinical and research experience with available excellent mentorship in all the areas. I felt confident in private practice immediately after completing the fellowship training. If I get a chance to do it all over again, Northwell will no doubt be my top priority.

Hitesh Patni, MD
Florida Nephrology PLC, Orlando, FL
Class of 2012


I did my nephrology fellowship at LIJ when the program was not combined one with North Shore. Training was rigorous with an excellent mix of patients on the nephrology consult service and solid outpatient exposure on ESRD patients helped in a smoother transition from being a fellow to a consultant. There was encouragement as well as dedicated time for research. Opportunities and strong mentorship was available for both bench and clinical research. It will help you to choose either an academic track or practice nephrology in a private set up.

Now with combined program and a larger faculty, I expect the program to further boost the fellow experience.

Sandeep Magoon, MD
Nephrology Associates of tidewater in Norfolk Virginia
Assistant Professor at Nephrology Division of Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Class of 2010


Northwell offers a complete and comprehensive training program in nephrology fellowship. Whatever your interest in nephrology is, the patient volume will be more than sufficient for you to master the skills necessary to become a successful nephrologist. The faculty here are dedicated to your development and will provide a multitude of research opportunities for academic advancement. I strongly recommend Northwell nephrology fellowship program to any prospective candidates.

Deepti Torri, MD
Park Nicolett Health System, St. Louis Park, MN
Class of 2010


I'm currently a nephrologist in east Texas, business partner of a very busy and successful single specialty group. We are a group of four physicians managing more than 500 hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients, providing inpatient consults in three hospitals and busy outpatient clinics. I strongly believe that fellowship training at Northwell helped me get skilled in various aspects of clinical nephrology. With the broad exposure to different pathologies and settings, I felt very confident in complex decision making needed to manage critical nephrology patients efficiently. The training program also gives particular focus on both clinical and bench research by the fellows. Faculty are actively involved in research and mentor fellows based on their interests. I would strongly recommend Northwell for Nephrology Fellowship.

Rajiv Vij, MD
East Texas Kidney Specialists
Class of 2010


I am currently working at a reputed academic institution as assistant professor in Nephrology. I thoroughly enjoyed my nephrology fellowship training at Northwell.The two-year clinical pathway trained me to become a good clinician, educator, and researcher. The faculty is very dedicated, hardworking and compassionate. I highly recommend this program to all future fellows.

Krishnakumar Hongalgi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
SUNY Albany Medical Center
Class of 2009


At the time of my fellowships, training at LIJMC and NSUH were separate but the conferences were combined. As I went through my residency it became clear to me that I wanted to stay for fellowship and I was right. There are lots of reasons; first and foremost the attendings were and still are superb teachers with genuine interests in the fellows' education and growth. Secondly each attending has his/her own "niche" which enriched our experiences as fellow. Also the fact that you spend so much time with these caring and knowledgeable teachers made that impact much more significant.  Don't forget that we are in tertiary care centers which guaranteed exposures to such a diverse and expansive diseases and diagnoses. This truly prepared me to my early attending years where there was nothing that I have not seen or treated in my fellowship. I truly knew what to do or where to look even with the most challenging cases. Going through that fellowship- although demanding at times- provided me with the needed ingredients to be truly a competent nephrologist.

Azzour Hazzan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Zucker School of Medicine, Nephrology
Class of 2007


Northwell Nephrology fellowship program is a comprehensive training program that exposes the trainee to a multitude of renal disease processes in a multidisciplinary and collaborative fashion. As a former fellow, I can attest to the comprehensive focus on renal diseases, patient care, and clinical or basic science research opportunities.  The development of the Northwell transplant program, along with the onconephrology and cardio-renal program illustrate the ongoing commitment to growth and vision for innovation. The fellows will find a supportive faculty to help guide them according to their interests and passions.  As a result, fellows will mature into a well-trained nephrologist, whose path will lead to a successful private or academic career.

Susana Hong, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Zucker School of Medicine, NY
Class of 2007

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