Fellowship Information

About Our Programs

Training of Fellows in Nephrology has existed at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) for over 40 years. The first Nephrology Fellow at MCW, then Marquette University School of Medicine, trained from 1963 to 1965. Since then, over 50 fellows have trained in our program, and we currently have six fellows. Of these 50 fellows, several have moved into leadership positions. Our program benefits from the broad and deep clinical opportunities at the two major training sites, which are Froedtert Hospital Clinics and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Hospital. There is extensive experience for fellows in Nephrology, in-patient and out-patient, in dialysis, and in transplantation. We have close relationships with research groups at MCW, such as the Nephrolithiasis group and with Physiology. Research training is a full component of the Nephrology Fellowship at MCW. We are currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and have recently completed an external review by the ACGME.

Benefits and Additional Application Information
Please see Graduate Medical Education's information about the terms, conditions and benefits of employment.

Nephrology Fellowship

Brahm Vasudev, MD, Program Director and Associate Professor of Medicine

Aaron Dall, MD, Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dawn Wolfgram, MD, Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Competency Committee: Aaron Dall, MD, Zubin Lathara, MD, Kevin Regner, MD, MS, FASNBrahm Vasudev, MD and Dawn Wolfgram, MD

Fellowship Coordinator Information

Robin Karst, Nephrology Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Medicine – Educational Programs
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-0438 | rkarst@mcw.edu

Transplant Nephrology

Formal 1-year training in Transplant Nephrology was initiated in July 2004. This was formally approved both by the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation. The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship training involves exposure to kidney and pancreas transplantation in the outpatient and inpatient setting. The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship training will cover the management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients, understanding and managing of immunosuppressive therapies, handling of medical and surgical complications early after transplantation as well as long-term care of kidney transplant recipients. The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship training program includes formal exposure and instruction in donor-recipient evaluation, renal transplant biopsy, nephropathology, non-renal solid organ transplantation, living and deceased kidney procurement, ABO incompatible kidney transplant, HLA laboratories as well as clinical and basic science research in kidney transplantation. The first trainee from this fellowship is now a full time academic transplant physician at MCW.

Ehab Saad, MD, FACP, FASN, MA, Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program Director and Associate Professor of Medicine

Transplant Fellowship Administrative Contact Information
Kathileen Busse, Program Coordinator
Department of Medicine - Division of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-9077 | kabusse@mcw.edu

Applications

The Nephrology Fellowship Program uses the ERAS System and will participate in the National Resident Matching Program for spots available in 2016.

For the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship, please forward your CV to kabusse@mcw.edu.

US Medical Graduates (Please provide the following in your ERAS Application)

  • Common application form
  • USMLE Transcript (Steps 1, 2, and 3)
  • Complex scores (DO)
  • MSPE
  • At least three letters of recommendation (one has to be from your current program director)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • CV

International Medical Graduates (Please provide the following in your ERAS Application)

  • Common application form
  • USMLE Transcript (Steps 1, 2, and 3)
  • MSPE
  • At least three letters of recommendation (one has to be from your current program director)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Status Report
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Visa sponsorships that will be accepted:
    • J-1 visa candidates (visa has to be sponsored by the ECFMG)
    • H1-B visa candidates

Frequently Asked Questions

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  When will you start reviewing applications?

We will start reviewing applications in July.

  When will you stop reviewing applications?

We will stop reviewing applications by the end of August.

  What month will you interview in?

We will be interviewing in August and September.

  How many fellowship spots are available for 2016?

We will have three fellowship spots available for 2016.

  Do you accept applications outside of ERAS?

No, we do not accept applications outside of ERAS.

  Do you accept applicants outside of the Match?

No, we do not accept applicants outside of the match.

  Do you participate in the NRMP Match?

Yes, we do participate in the NRMP Match.

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