The Renal Transplant Fellowship draws trainees from across the U.S. and around the world. While all our fellows have a love of learning and a compassionate approach to patient care, they come from diverse backgrounds, family status, and professional and personal interests. See what one of our residents has to say about our program.
Suman Misra, M.B.B.S.
Hometown: Bhubaneswar, India
Medical school: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Residency: Creighton University School of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Fellowship: Nephrology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
Hobbies: Music, photography
What drew you to Mayo Clinic for your fellowship training?
Fellowship is my opportunity to build up my clinical skills and knowledge to be comfortable making well-informed decisions independently when I am out practicing on my own. Through my General Nephrology Fellowship training here at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, I had good exposure to the field of transplant nephrology, and now as a Transplant Fellow, I've been exposed to a large number of transplants, many of which are complex, while having a very structured curriculum as well as the support of a very robust NP/PA team, creating the perfect mix of service and education. The faculty are very approachable and passionate about teaching. I felt that this would be the ideal learning environment to grow in.
Is there anything that surprised you about Mayo Clinic?
The collegiality that exists between the several teams, whether it is the different transplant services including heart, kidney, and liver surgeons, or between non-transplant teams with us has been amazing. Everyone is just a walk, a phone call, or an email away, and everyone is thrilled to be part of the decision-making/care for the patient. It is something that patients absolutely love and something I am still in awe with.