Nephrology Fellowship at North Shore-LIJ

Attention Applicants

The North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center Division of Nephrology programs have merged into a single program.  The name of the joint program reflects our new medical school and is listed in ERAS as NSLIJHS- Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Program [Nephrology].

Please call us at (516) 562-3045 with any questions regarding this update.

The goal of the fellowship program on the NS and LIJ 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.  Inpatient rotations consist of inpatient dialysis and consultative services at both NS and LIJ. Our 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, which is now in it’s 3 year of existence.

The Nephrology Fellowship programs at NS and LIJ have been heavily integrated for the past decade, with all educational activities fully combined throughout this time.    

The Kidney Disease Program accepts four new qualified candidates for each program for the first year of our two year training program. The third year is optional and is devoted entirely 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 of Medical Research.  The optional third fellowship year is spent almost entirely in laboratory research.

Fellows receive their clinical training at the both clinical campuses(LIJ or 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.

Visit our Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension website.

Last Update

November 23, 2010
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