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Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a leading center for kidney and pancreas transplantation, performing more than 200+ kidney transplants annually. Emphasis is placed on overcoming barriers to transplantation while optimizing patient and allograft survival.

Active clinical programs in the transplant center include:

  • Living-donor and deceased-donor kidney transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • HIV positive transplantation
  • Paired kidney donor program

Mayo Clinic's Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program involves a multidisciplinary team consisting of transplant nephrologists, transplant surgeons, mid-level providers, and other allied health professionals, in addition to general nephrology fellowship trainees. The renal transplant fellow is an integral part of this team.

In addition to kidney and pancreas transplantation, the transplant center integrates programs in liver, heart, and lung to specifically facilitate collaboration in clinical, research, and educational pursuits among transplant specialists at Mayo Clinic. Exposure to renal diseases affecting other solid organ transplant recipients provides renal transplant trainees with an unparalleled experience.

Transplantation at Mayo Clinic Florida is supported by Transplant Critical Care, Transplant Infectious Disease, and Transplant Pathology, as well as HLA lab, Radiology, and Apheresis.

Tour of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Florida


Tour of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Florida

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are 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. There is a full curriculum of didactic teaching and mentoring for research readily available. The trainee is given dedicated time during the fellowship to pursue active research interests. In addition, support is provided to attend national and international meetings.

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, has successfully graduated a number of renal transplant fellows as American Society Transplantation approved physicians. Our center continues to be recognized by AST as an approved center and offers trainees outstanding exposure to organ transplantation.

Educational goals for the Renal Transplant Fellowship are to:

  • Proficiently manage kidney transplant patients throughout the continuum of care, from the initial evaluation process through long-term follow-up care
  • Prepare for a successful career in nephrology with an emphasis on kidney or pancreas transplantation or both
  • Apply innovative, multidisciplinary protocols for living-donor and deceased-donor kidney transplantation
  • Achieve eligibility for future United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification in kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Obtain expanded academic and research experience in the area of organ transplantation
Video: Simulation Center Tour


Video: Simulation Center Tour

Mayo Clinic Renal Transplant Fellowship program doctor and staff having a discussion in medical room.

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.

Mary Prendergast, M.B., B.Ch., M.D.

Director's welcome

We train fellows to succeed in growing their clinical expertise and knowledge to provide the utmost personalized care for kidney transplant patients. Our faculty members believe in being key advocates for trainees, and strive to provide fellows with platforms to achieve educational excellence, personal and professional growth, and success both during and after the completion of their fellowship training.


Mayo Clinic's Renal Transplant Fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation through the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program.

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


Successful completion of the Renal Transplant Fellowship should allow you to meet the criteria set forth by UNOS for designation as a renal transplant physician and a pancreas transplant physician.

Program history

The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, began in 2015. We anticipate that two trainees will complete this program annually.

Mayo Clinic also has an established general Nephrology Fellowship at the Florida campus.

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