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 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. The Nephrology Board pass rate for our fellows has been 100% in the past five years.
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 Transplant Society. This training involves exposure in clinical transplantation as an outpatient and inpatient setting and covers management of renal and pancreas transplant recipients, including understanding and management of immunosuppressive therapy, medical and surgical complications early after transplantation as well as long-term complications of renal transplant recipients. This program includes formal exposure and training in donor-recipient evaluation, renal biopsy, nephropathology, non-renal solid organ transplantation, living and cadaver kidney harvesting, blood banking, HLA laboratories as well as clinical and basic science research in transplantation. The first trainee from this fellowship is now a full time academic transplant physician at MCW.
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director and Associate Program Director
Brahm Vasudev, MD
Program Director and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Eric P. Cohen, MD
Associate Program Director, Professor of Medicine, and Chief at the VA
Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
Brahm Vasudev, MD
Program Director and Assistant Professor
The Nephrology Fellowship Program uses the ERAS System and will participate in the National Resident Matching Program for spots available in 2013.
For the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship, please forward your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits and Additional Application Information
Please use the following link to access information about the terms, conditions and benefits of employment: http://www.mcw.edu/GME/BenefitsMainPage.htm. For all other questions please see the additional application information link.
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