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Nephrology Fellowship (Arizona)

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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.

Fellowship highlights

  • 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. During this time, the fellow works closely with the renal pathologist reviewing biopses and receives one-on-one didactic training.
  • 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, and iothalamate clearance testing. Additional review of case studies of topics in electrolytes and acid-base, GFR measurement, supersaturation, and 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 5-10% 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 and pancreas recipients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, our transplant nephrologists are engaged in research involving a broad array of topics.
  • Interventional nephrology. Interventional nephrology is experienced through a dedicated rotation at a busy interventional center that performs various nephrology-related interventions including management of ateriovenous fistulae and grafts as well as placement of tunneled dialysis catheters and peritoneal dialysis catheters. 
  • 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.


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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