Department of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship Training Sites

Master
Heading

Overview of the Clinical Training Sites

Content

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!

Heading

Outpatient Rotations

Content

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.

Content

Outpatient Clinic

Location(s)

General Nephrology

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Harris Health Smith Clinic

Kidney Transplantation
(Pre- and Post-)

Houston Methodist Hospital
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Pediatric Nephrology

Texas Children’s Hospital

Home Dialysis

Davita Home at the Museum

In-Center Hemodialysis

Harris Health Riverside Dialysis Clinic
U.S. Renal Baylor Scott Street Dialysis Unit

Glomerulonephritis

Harris Health Smith Clinic

Elective Kidney Biopsy

Harris Health Ben Taub Outpatient Center

Vascular Access

Orbis Vascular

Medical Directorship
Clinical Quality Meeting

U.S. Renal Baylor Scott Street Dialysis Unit
Davita Home at the Museum
Riverside Dialysis Clinic

Kidney Pathology

McGovern School, University of Texas
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

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.

Heading

Inpatient Rotations

Content

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 (BSLMC), Houston Methodist Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Content

Hospital

Rotation

Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center

General Nephrology
Critical Care
Research / NF*

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital

General Nephrology Dialysis
Procedure / NF

Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center

General Nephrology
Outpatient / NF

Houston Methodist Hospital

Transplant

Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women

Obstetric Nephrology

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Onco-Nephrology

*We designate one fellow (Night Float: NF) to take overnight calls 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.