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Renal Transplant Fellowship Application Process

The Division of Renal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is offering a unique clinical and research renal transplant fellowship opportunity. This is a 2-year program accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. Upon completion of the training, the individual will be UNOS certified Transplant Nephrologist. The fellow will manage complex kidney transplant cases including highly sensitized patients and kidney transplant recipients who received heart and lung allografts. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a unique experience of managing patients who received Vascularized Composite Tissues (VCA) transplantation that include face and limb transplants performed at BWH. In addition to clinical work, the fellow will complete a post-doctoral research fellowship in an area of research in the Transplantation Research Center (TRC), part of the Division.

There are over ten investigators in the TRC and the Renal Division who are engaged in clinical, translational or basic research in kidney transplantation or immunogenetics. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with an investigator on a focused area of research which will lead to a deeper understanding of the immunobiology, physiology, pharmacology, or risk factors and clinical outcome of kidney transplantation.

BWH has the oldest transplant program in the country with the first successful kidney transplant performed in 1954. The BWH’s nephrology fellowship training is one of the top-rated programs in the country and the transplant nephrology program provides the best opportunities for training transplant nephrologists. Many of its graduates are leaders and directors of academic transplant programs in the United States and abroad.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interests and copies of three representative papers. Please also provide the names and contact information for three to five references. Candidates should send the required documents to Evelyn Ramirez at the following address:

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents at the time of acceptance into the program.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria

  • Candidates should be graduates of internal medicine residency or equivalent with subspecialty in renal. Candidates should be ECFMG certified to be eligible for the UNOS certification. This certification allows them to be Medical Directors of Kidney transplant programs in the USA.
  • USMLE Step I, II, and III required unless Program Directors/Chiefs, in consultation with the Director or Associate Director of Mass General Brigham GME, grant individual exceptions.
  • Canadian physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy who are eligible for licensure may substitute documentation of successful completion of LMCC/MCCQE and COMLEX examinations, respectively, in lieu of USMLE examinations.
  • In order to begin the fellowship program, all fellows are required to obtain MA limited or full licenses and must be fully credentialed by the BWH Provider Services Credentialing Committee.


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