Nephrology Fellowship Program Overview

Program Overview

The Renal Division at University Hospital provides full service to all inpatient needs. Inpatient service includes consultation and acute hemodialysis as well as continuous renal replacement therapies. We see and evaluate all patients every day, and we manage renal replacement therapies (Hemodialysis, CVVH, CVVHD, CVVHDF, & SCUF) on a significant proportion of these patients. In doing so, we are providing support services not only to the Medical Service but also to all inpatient services, including General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Outpatient services include management of kidney diseases and hypertension in ambulatory clinics 2 times a week. In addition, we provide care for outpatients on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in facilities located outside of the hospital.

Veterans Affairs – The clinical case load offers a wide variety of renal disease and electrolyte abnormalities, and clinical rounds are conducted with an academic approach to clinical problem-solving and therapy.

Hackensack University Medical Center – Serves as the primary site for education and clinical activities in renal transplantation.

HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital – Serves as the primary site for education and clinical activities in peritoneal dialysis.



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.


Salary Scale:

PGY 4 — $57,436

PGY 5 — $58,982

PGY 6 — $60,476

PGY 7 — $61,955