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The Nephrology Fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center is a 2-year program established at a state-of-the-art quaternary care academic medical center and one of the top kidney and liver transplant centers in the country. The training program was approved by the ACGME in February 2012 and has rapidly become one the most prestigious programs in the South Gulf region. Ochsner Health System has a long tradition of excellence in patient care, innovative research and outstanding post-graduate medical education.

Learn about our Nephrology-Critical Care Track

Program Highlights

Training at the largest state-of-the-art academic hospital in metropolitan New Orleans. Ochsner Main Campus is the referral center for the most complex clinical scenarios within the largest regional health care system, providing unique opportunities to manage the most diverse pathology with cutting-edge therapies.

Excellent exposure to patients with systemic diseases and glomerular involvement. Clinical-pathological video conferences with a leader in the nation, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Over 120 intensive care unit beds (ICU), with the most sophisticated and advanced technology in cardiac, neuro, medical, surgical and transplant ICU with comprehensive exposure to critical care nephrology.

State-of-art curriculum in urinary sediment microscopy: A one-of-a-kind laboratory mounted with four microscopes fully equipped with bright field and dark field illumination, phase contrast microscopy and polarized light, with digital high-resolution image acquistion and other educational tools.

Comprehensive training in kidney transplantation with our transplant program (2023 we performed 187 single kidneys, 13 simultaneous kidney/pancreas, 10 Combined Liver/Kidney). We offer an optional year of Transplant fellowship.

In-depth training in cardiorenal disorders and extracorporeal cardiac devices supported by a busy Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Institute.

In-depth training in kidney ultrasonography and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). “Vscan GE” hand-held devices available for each fellow rotating in inpatient consultation.

Optimal work-life balance, adequate distribution of service and education-related duties, supported by a team of experienced and qualified advanced practice providers, residents and medical students.

Six elective/scholarly months over the two-year fellowship to promote mentored research and peer-reviewed publications, sponsored trips to national conferences.

Great team camaraderie and the rich cultural life in New Orleans, a city full of music and welcoming people.