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The Glomerular Diseases Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides outstanding glomerulonephritis (GN) training in all aspects of clinical practice, research, and education. Opportunities in these three areas enable the curriculum to be individually designed to meet the specific goals of future investigative or clinical nephrologists.

Your training program can be customized to meet your individual career goals. You will work closely with a highly experienced and knowledgeable clinical and research faculty.

Mayo Clinic's favorable faculty ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational experience. The "Mayo Clinic way" of graduate medical education ensures you will have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on fellowship.

From the program director

Ladan Zand, M.D.Welcome to our Glomerular Diseases Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your educational journey to become a glomerulonephritis specialist.

We launched our one-year Glomerular Diseases Fellowship after receiving a tailored learning opportunity through our Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Our program offers the opportunity for both clinical training and research in glomerular diseases. As part of the clinical training, you will be able to see a large volume of patients and pathologies so that you will have the opportunity to gain experience that is challenging to find elsewhere.

Our program is unique in the ability to offer additional clinical training in immunology, renal pathology, pulmonary vasculitis, rheumatology, and transfusion medicine as it relates to glomerular diseases. You will also have the opportunity to pursue research in glomerular diseases during your year of training with access to our GN and biobank database.

If this opportunity intrigues you, I invite you to apply and look forward to visiting with you further.

Best Regards,
Ladan Zand, M.D.
Glomerular Diseases Fellowship Program Director


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the GN faculty at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, throughout your training.

Advisers and mentors

The fellowship program director and a faculty adviser will provide educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also will serve as a contact point to introduce you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic Health System.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You're encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

Also see Nephrology and Hypertension.