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Interim Director: Alluru Reddi, M.D., Ph.D


The Division of Nephrology at New Jersey Medical School has assumed a leadership position in subspecialty training since 1951. The training program incorporates clinical experience and research activities with didactic lectures by the faculty to provide a strong educational background in the evidence-based practice of nephrology. Participating institutions in the two-year fellowship program are University Hospital, Veteran's Administration (VA) - New Jersey Healthcare System, Hackensack University Hospital and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.



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.


Research Activities:

• 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


Salary Scale:

PGY 4 — $57,436

PGY 5 — $58,982

PGY 6 — $60,476

PGY 7 — $61,955


Program Applicant Requirements:

  • Graduate of an LCME or AOA accredited institution, or foreign institution approved by WHO
  • Valid ECFMG Certification if applicable
  • Eligible for New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Registration
  • Passed USMLE Parts 1,2 and 3 or COMLEX Parts 1 and 2
  • Hold US Citizenship, permanent resident, or J1 ECFMG sponsored Visa
  • Criminal background check clearance
  • 3 years approved Internal Medicine Residency
  • Application approved by Nephrology Program Admissions Committee who enumerates the slate of applicants for NRMP processing on the basis of their preparedness, aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics and ability to communicate.



For Nephrology Program Application:




UMDNJ-University Hospital / Newark, New Jersey

Stuart Baskin, MD

Joshua Kaplan, MD

Ashwani Malhotra, Ph.D

Alluru Reddi, MD

Vivian Romero, Nephrology Divisional Secretary


Veterans Affairs - New Jersey Healthcare System/ East Orange, New Jersey

Sithiporn Sastrasinh, MD

Michael Yudd, MD

Marilyn Miller, MD

Richard Wedeen, MD


Hackensack University Medical Center/ Hackensack, New Jersey

Michael Shapiro, MD

Alexandre Ackad, MD

Rosy Josephs, MD

Amir Kaldas, MD

John I. Rho, MD


St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center/ Paterson, New Jersey

Chandra Chandran, MD




Division of Nephrology and Hypertention

Department of Medicine

UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School

185 South Orange Avenue | Medical Science Building I-524

Newark, New Jersey 07103

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