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The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is a two-year clinical fellowship that provides an excellent curriculum designed to maximize clinical experience and offer ample opportunities for clinical research. Dedicated elective time is customized to meet individual career goals.

As a nephrology fellow at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, you will work closely with highly experienced academic faculty both within the Division of Nephrology and outside the division. Additional training opportunities in critical care medicine and kidney transplantation are also available.

Unique program opportunities include:

  • Renal pathology. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona processes approximately 800 renal biopsies each year. Fellowship training includes a dedicated four-week rotation in renal pathology with an opportunity to take aditional elective time in renal pathology. 
  • Renal physiology. A two-week rotation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester that includes hands on and in-depth experience in urinalysis and microscopy, urine chemistry interpretation, and iothalamate clearance testing. Additional review of case studies of topics in electrolytes and acid-base, GFR measurement, supersaturation, stone analysis, and acute kidney injury biomarkers.
  • Transplant nephrology. The kidney transplantation experience at Mayo Clinic is comprehensive due to the very high volume of transplants performed. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona has been consistently ranked among the top 5% of centers with respect to the total volume of kidney and pancreas transplants performed in the U.S. The high volume of transplant procedures provides the fellow with an excellent experience in managing kidney donors, and kidney and pancreas recipients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, our transplant nephrologists are engaged in research involving a broad array of topics.
  • Outpatient Clinic Experience. A rich and diverse experience is provided in the management of patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, electrolyte disturbances, nephrolithiasis, and glomerulonephritis. Continuity clinic structure includes time slots reserved for glomerulonephritis consults monthly to enhance the fellow’s exposure to various glomerulonephritis. The outpatient clinic experience provides dedicated outpatient dialysis rotations for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as well as dedicated kidney stone clinic.
  • Research. Numerous research opportunities are available, including working closely with general nephrologists, transplant nephrologists, and researchers outside the Division of Nephrology. Our past and current fellows have presented at national conferences on an annual basis and published their original research.
  • Education. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine welcomed its inaugural medical class to the Arizona campus in July 2017. Opportunities to participate in medical school education is available for fellows.
Your training experience

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

More about the curriculum


The Nephrology Fellowship fulfills the requirements for subspecialty training in nephrology as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in nephrology upon successful completion of the Nephrology Fellowship.

Program history

The Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona began in July 2013. One fellow is admitted to the program each year.

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