The Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a one-year accredited program. It offers fellows exposure to a large number of routine kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as exposure to highly complex cases requiring specialized expertise. These include highly sensitized recipients, patients with glomerulonephritis and high risk of recurrence, and complex living kidney donors.
Fellows gain exposure to a large living-donor program and a kidney-paired donation program. The program is also known for long-term follow-up that incorporates protocol biopsies.
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 and/or pancreas transplantation
- Apply innovative, multidisciplinary protocols for living 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
Mayo Clinic's Renal Transplant Fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation through the Adult Renal Transplant Fellowship Training Accreditation Program Committee.
The American Board of Internal Medicine also supports the fellowship as a non-standard (N+1) program for foreign medical graduates on J-1 exchange visas.
Successful completion of the fellowship should allow you to meet criteria set forth by UNOS for designation as a renal transplant physician and a pancreas transplant physician.
This fellowship has been in existence at Mayo Clinic since 2000. Two fellowship positions are available each academic year.