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The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, provides outstanding clinical and research experience in kidney transplantation, as well as the opportunity to develop expertise in pancreas transplantation. Mayo Clinic offers a rigorous academic environment and comprehensive training in all areas of transplant nephrology.

Unique program opportunities include:

  • Managing kidney and pancreas recipients in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the continuum of care, from the initial evaluation process through long-term follow-up care
  • Utilizing the full spectrum in deceased donor organs
  • Applying innovative, multidisciplinary protocols for living-donor and deceased-donor kidney transplantation with an active paired kidney donation program
  • Having a dedicated pathology block with renal pathologist reviewing biopsies and receiving one-on-one didactic training
  • Spending one rotation working with transplant infectious disease specialists with a focus on infections in solid organ transplants
  • Accompanying the transplant surgery team on organ procurements
  • Functioning as junior faculty with integrated medical/surgical co-management
  • Receiving exceptional support from advanced practice providers and allied health staff
  • Having four weeks of dedicated research time with transplant nephrologists who have funded research projects
  • Receiving a well-rounded education with comprehensive lecture series and didactics 
  • Achieving eligibility for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification in both kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Onsite HLA lab with dedicated teaching block with HLA directors
  • The program prioritizes fellow wellness and provides resources including half a day per month of wellness time

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Video: Renal Transplant Fellowship Overview


Video: Renal Transplant Fellowship Overview

What is most rewarding for me is that no matter what the clinical aspiration of the fellow is, we are able to tailor it to what they want and bring out the very best.

Sumi Nair, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Program Director

Renal Transplant fellows and faculty collaborating a conference room at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

Sumi Sukumaran Nair, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Director's welcome

Our Renal Transplant program is the largest in the country and ranks among the best in the U.S. in transplant outcomes in all organ groups. This unparalleled depth and breadth of exposure is provided in a very structured and supportive environment, which maximizes your learning. 


Virtual tour: Explore renal transplant spaces on the 6th floor of the Mayo Clinic Building

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Explore renal transplant spaces on the 6th floor of the Mayo Clinic Building in Phoenix, Arizona.
Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience


The Renal Transplant Fellowship is jointly accredited by the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Nephrology through the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program.

The American Board of Internal Medicine also supports the fellowship as a nonstandard program for foreign medical graduates on J-1 exchange visas.


Successful completion of the fellowship allows you to meet the criteria for AST accreditation. In addition, our fellows are able to meet requirements set forth by UNOS for designation as both a renal transplant physician and a pancreas transplant physician.

Program history

The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, began in 2013 with successful placement of their fellows in the career of their choice. We anticipate that two trainees will complete this program annually.

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