Each of the four hospitals participating in the program has active hemodialysis dialysis programs and consultation services. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center hosts the concentrated peritoneal dialysis program, while the renal transplantation program is situated in Hackensack. Many transplantation operations are performed each year. Fellows follow patients in house, at outpatient clinics, hemodialysis units, and act as consultants under attending supervision. Fellows are also expected to be actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents.
In addition to daily teaching rounds, there is a weekly journal club, a semi-monthly combined renal meeting, monthly transplant rounds as well as physiology, research and hypertension seminars and lectures.
The monthly renal biopsy conference is a cornerstone of the teaching program. Interactive discussions among faculty, fellows and renal pathologists provide a stimulating atmosphere in which fellows are active participants in case presentations and management decisions.
The division sponsors a Visiting Professor series in which thought leaders in Nephrology are invited to lecture and attend clinical rounds.
• Molecular biology of renin angiotensin system
• Mesangial Cell Survival Pathways
• Iron Metabolism in Hemodialysis Patients Receiving Erythropoietin
• Biochemical Basis of Diabetic Nephropathy
• Immunologic Mechanisms of Renal Disease and Transplantation
• Growth Factors in Diabetic Nephropathy
• Renal Bone Disease
• Low Selenium and Oxidative Stress
PGY 4 — $57,436
PGY 5 — $58,982
PGY 6 — $60,476
PGY 7 — $61,955