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Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

Ranked among the top 50 best pediatric nephrology programs by  US News & World Report (2017-2018)

Our pediatric nephrology fellowship offers a comprehensive curriculum in all aspects of clinical pediatric nephrology, including: Hypertension, chronic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT), hereditary kidney diseases, acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, tubular diseases, kidney transplant, acute and chronic hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy.
 Under the leadership of Dr. John Bissler, our Tuberous sclerosis (TS) center is an established, internationally recognized center of excellence.

The center is serving patients with TS from all over the world.
 We offer an elective rotation in Onco-Nephrology at St. Jude Children's Hospital for candidates interested in renal diseases in patient with hematological and oncological diseases. This is a specialty in adult Nephrology and we will soon have a one-year rotation to train Pediatric Nephrologists. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers a tremendous patient volume of these unique patients.
In addition, our growing hereditary renal disease, Neo-Nephro and sickle cell clinics offer a great opportunity for focused patients’ care.
Our division offers a great opportunity for basic, translational and basic science research. We are also an active member of the Mid West Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC), which offers a path towards guaranteed published multicenter studies.

Why Memphis?

riverboat on the Mississippi RiverMemphis is a city like no other. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is where starving actor Danny Thomas built a children’s hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%); Fred Smith started a small delivery service (FedEx now generates $60 billion dollars a year); the King of Rock ‘n Roll chose to live (Elvis’ Graceland sees 600,000+ visitors each year); and where you’ll find USA Today’s most iconic street (Beale Street has attracted fans from all over the world since the 1860s).

More city points of pride:

Memphis has been the inspiration for over 1,000 songs. We’re pretty proud of our town and think once you experience Memphis, you will be, too.

Last Published: Apr 23, 2018