Fellowship Program

Fellowship Rotations

Year One

  • Pediatric Nephrology Inpatient (staff attendings) - 7 one-month blocks
  • Research preparation - one month
  • Research - two months
  • Dialysis (Colleen Hastings) - one month
  • Pediatric Urology (Dana Giel) – one month
  • Outpatient – one half-day nephrology clinics and one half-day transplant clinic when on pediatric nephrology inpatient rotation; one half-day clinic when on renal pathology and dialysis rotation; no clinics when on urology or transplant rotation since the fellow attends clinics on those services
  • Two weeks of call per month.

Year Two and Three

  • Outpatient – one half-day clinic per week
  • Call – one week per month night and weekend call (beeper call from home)
  • Pediatric Nephrology Inpatient (staff attendings) - 3 one-month blocks


Fellows receive full support from the division to attend at least two meetings a year, but are allowed to attend additional meetings to present abstracts or if supported by extramural travel grants.

Contact Information

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
50 N. Dunlap Ave, Rm 652R
Children's Foundation
Research Tower
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 287-4825
Fax: (901) 287-4581

John J. Bissler, MD
Division Chief

David S. Hains, MD
Fellowship Training Program Director

Toni Buckhanon