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Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

Ranked among the top 50 best pediatric nephrology programs by US News & World Report (2020-2021)


The Nephrology Fellowship program at UTHSC 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/chronic hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous kidney replacement therapy. Our inpatient service covers both Le Bonheur and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which offers a unique experience in the onco-nephrology field. The pediatric nephrology program at Le Bonheur continues to be nationally ranked by U.S. News &World Report.

Our unique subspecialized clinics include the Tuberous Sclerosis Center of Excellence, Newborn-Renal Clinic, Sickle Cell Nephropathy clinic & Hereditary Kidney Diseases Clinic, and St. Jude outpatients Onco-Nephrology Clinics. Altogether, the program constitutes a huge clinical exposure as well as focused clinical research opportunities for our fellows. Additionally, our program offers combined Med-Peds Nephrology Fellowship to interested applicants.

Our program offers many opportunities for research. The program is an active member of the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC), Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC), North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS), Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC). We have active recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for studies involving glomerular disease, tuberous sclerosis and innate immunity, and sickle cell nephropathy. We are also in continuous collaboration with the University of Memphis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which offers our fellows tremendous research pathways.

Le Bonheur Hospital Tour

Le Bonheur Dialysis Tour

Why Memphis?

Downtown memphis image from Mud Island

Memphis is a truly incredible town with so much to offer! Catch dinner at the iconic Majestic Grille before taking in a Grizzlies NBA game at the FedEx Forum. Learn the history of Memphis music at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Stax Records, and Sun Studio. Soak in the sun at Shelby Farms or the Big River Crossing. Enjoy shopping at our Bass Pro Shop, housed in the tenth-tallest pyramid in the world, then explore the nightlife on historic Beale Street.

Those are just a few reasons Memphis was named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s 23 Best Places to Go in 2023. Our UT Health Science Center was also named the ninth safest college in America by

But most of all, Memphis is the healthcare hub of the Mid-South's large and diverse population.

You can find UT Health Science Center faculty, residents, fellows, and staff at:

Memphis is THE place to be!

Mar 1, 2024