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Department and Faculty

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, consists of 11 highly qualified nephrologists with decades of experience in patient care, teaching and research.

Each year, our integrated team of nephrologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dialysis nurses, patient care and dialysis technicians, renal dietitians, and social workers provide care for thousands of patients with a variety of kidney diseases.

Program leadership

Michael Mao, M.D.

Michael Mao, M.D.

Program Director

Dr. Mao is a nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He specializes in treating acute kidney failure and kidney injuries, dialysis, hypertension, and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Mao's main interest is a dedication for education, and promoting the best learning environment and program for future colleagues.

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Martin Mai, M.D.

Martin Mai, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Dr. Mai is a transplant nephrologist in the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Research interests include immunosuppression, transplant for the elderly, kidney complications of liver transplant. 

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In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Nephrology Fellowship.

Take a virtual tour: Nephrology spaces

Take a peek at the places and spaces you'll be spending your time in during your training in the Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

To navigate the virtual tour: Use your mouse to click on the circles on the floors and move through the virtual tour. To advance directly into a specific room, click the dollhouse icon (lower left corner). You may also use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

Mayo Clinic Hospital Building

Mayo Clinic Hospital Building Exterior at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.Take a virtual tour of some of the Nephrology spaces in the Mayo Clinic Hospital Building. As a Nephrology Fellow, you will begin your day walking through the beautiful Hospital Atrium and Lobby on your way to hospital rounds. During the inpatient hospital rotation, you will spend time on a multidisciplinary general nephrology consultative service and a kidney transplant service. During this service, you will see a wide range of patients ranging from inpatient dialysis patients, patients on the general medical or surgical floor, transplant patients, and patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). You may also enjoy spending time in the Employee Cafeteria during your break times. 

Davis Building

Employee Cafeteria at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Davis Building serves as the main outpatient clinic for the Nephrology Fellowship. As a tertiary referral center based in the second-largest metropolitan city in the contiguous United States, you will benefit from seeing core "bread and butter" nephrology cases to rare cases that are specifically referred to an academic center for their complexity. This building is also the home of the Hypertension Clinic where fellows learn application of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors, specialty clinics in Glomerulonephritis and Stone Clinic, and the Polycystic Kidney Disease Center of Excellence. 

Dialysis Center

Image of the outpatient dialysis center at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.Visit the one-of-a-kind Mayo Clinic Dialysis Center where state-of-the-art dialysis is provided to patients in a comfortable, home-like facility. The dialysis center is Mayo-owned, and it offers outpatient in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and home hemodialysis. This unit includes 24 private dialysis stations, three home-training rooms, and two exam rooms. The unique design of the unit preserves the quietness and feeling of being in a private room. As a first year fellow, you will spend two blocks in this unit. In your second year, you will have your own weekly continuity dialysis clinic panel to follow. Our fellows are trained not only to become proficient dialysis providers but future leaders as dialysis medical directors as well.

SIMS Center

Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic's Campus in Jacksonville, Florida.Throughout the fellowship, you will spend time in the state-of-the-art J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center located in the Stabile Building on Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Our fellows can utilize the simulation center for practice in central line placement, kidney biopsy, point-of-care ultrasound, cross-cultural communication, nephrology OB/GYN cases, quality improvement projects, research, and more to meet the changing needs of the modern nephrologist.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. In addition, each fellow is connected with protected time to meet with career mentors throughout their fellowship to provide assistance and guidance to reach their career goals.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.