Nephrology Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Nephrology fellowship offers fellows the opportunity to pursue subspecialty training in one of the largest pediatric nephrology programs in the United States. The fellowship is a three-year program designed to provide pediatricians with the clinical and research skills necessary to pursue an academic career in pediatric nephrology.

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Research

The Division of Nephrology  offers a wide array of research opportunities, including participation in high-profile National Institutes of Health-funded initiatives, such as CTOTC-2 collaborative studies. As one of the nation’s top three institutions for pediatric kidney transplantation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers a unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in transplant medicine.

Over the last five years, we have averaged more than 20 patients transplanted per year. In addition, we currently have the second largest outpatient dialysis population (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) in the country. Our fellows also have the opportunity to participate in studies in the following areas:

  • Clinical epidemiology, outcomes research and behavioral studies
  • Industry-sponsored pharmacologic research in dialysis and transplant patients
  • Stem cell research
  • Digital biopsy interpretation
  • Metabolic bone disease in dialysis patients
  • Nephrotic syndrome

Collaboration

The Nephrology team at  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides care for more than 1,500 patients per year. During the course of the fellowship rotation, fellows can expect to provide care for hundreds of children with a large variety of kidney diseases. Fellows work with specialists in some of the following areas:

The CHLA Nephrology Fellowship Program is a part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our program takes applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). If you are interested in applying for our fellowship program, you will need to apply through ERAS application process.

AGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows per year: 2
Application Deadline:
See ERAS deadline
Duration: 15.6 months – clinical rotation; 20.4 months – research rotation
Postgraduate Training Required: 3 years
Salary Minimums:
First year fellow: $63,344
Second year fellow: $65,018
Third year fellow: $67,225
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation + 6 personal days. In addition, fellows will receive an educational stipend, a conference allowance, malpractice insurance and licensing fees.