Nephrology & Hypertension Fellowship Program Overview

Nephrology & Hypertension Fellowship Program

Fellows entering our Nephrology Fellowship will have completed training in Internal Medicine and will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine certification examination.

Fellows rotate between three major teaching hospital centers of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School: University Hospital in Newark, the Veterans Affairs - New Jersey Health Care System in East Orange, and Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack. The training emphasis at each of these hospitals is dictated by the major teaching strengths of the individual programs. All of the participant hospitals are located in Northern New Jersey. Our fellows are also actively involved in teaching medical students and residents, and we are proud of our fellows receiving multiple teaching awards.


University Hospital, Newark, NJ

Fellows help manage our inpatient consult service, managing patients with end stage kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, and electrolyte disorders. They perform a variety of procedures, including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF), and plasma exchange.


Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Fellows learn about renal transplantation through inpatient care, including immediate post-transplant patients, and outpatient care, including both pre-transplant evaluations and post-transplant management.


Veterans Affairs – New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ

Fellows help manage the inpatient consult service as well as the VA outpatient dialysis unit. At the VA they also will perform a variety of procedures, including renal biopsies.


Outpatient Experience

Fellows participate in continuity clinic at University Hospital and the VA, seeing a wide variety of renal problems. In clinics they will learn and practice optimal care for reducing progression of chronic kidney disease as well as management of a variety of glomerulonephritides and other chronic issues.

Fellows will also help manage outpatient peritoneal dialysis patients at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and outpatient hemodialysis patients at the VA and University Hospital.



Salary Scale:

PGY 4 — $74,056

PGY 5 — $76,022

PGY 6 — $77,976

PGY 7 — $79,884