Nephrology and Hypertension
Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship Training Program provides outstanding nephrology training in all aspects of clinical practice, research and education at the three training sites: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Veteran's Administration Medical Center. This integrated program offers intensive clinical experience through exposure to all aspects of nephrology in a diverse patient population. Three training tracks are offered:
The Clinical Training track is designed for fellows interested in a clinical practice career. Trainees in the two year clinician educator track receive 18 months of clinical training at all three facilities, while 4 months are dedicated to research and scholarship. Clinical experience includes: inpatient general nephrology consultation, acute and chronic hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, hypertension and renal transplantation; outpatient general nephrology, dialysis (in center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and home dialysis), hypertension and renal transplantation. Educational conferences include: Nephrology Core Curriculum Series, Clinical Nephrology Conference, Renal Biopsy Conference, Nephrology Research Conference, and Journal Club.
The Research Training Track is designed for fellows interested in pursuing academic careers which combines skills in kidney related research and teaching in clinical or basic science. Trainees in the three year research-scientist track receive 1 year of clinical training, either at the beginning or at the conclusion of their 2 year research training in order to fulfill ABIM Subspecialty Board in Nephrology requirements. Both bench and patient-orientated/translational research training opportunities are available in the laboratories of one or several of the primary training faculty. Trainees interact with faculty from the departments of Medicine, Pathology, Physiology and Biophysics through seminars and formal course work. The ultimate goal of the research training track is to prepare trainees to assume responsibilities as faculty and successfully compete for extramural funding.
The Transplant Nephrology Training Track offers one additional year of training for board eligible nephrologists interested in pursing careers in kidney transplantation. The program is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation and accomodates up to one trainee per year.Faculty members combine research excellence, clinical commitment and educational enthusiasm while maintaining a congenial and supportive approach. Contact our office for additional information.
- Weekly Clinical Nephrology Conference featuring topical reviews, biopsy reviews, and monthly Morbidity and Mortality conference.
- Bi-monthly Renal Grand Rounds featuring presentations by outside speakers.
- Weekly Fellows’ Core Curriculum covering basic topics in nephrology and hypertension.
- Bimonthly Research Conference in Nephrology and Hypertension featuring research presentations by CWRU faculty.
- Monthly Fellows’ Journal Club that focuses on literature reviews in nephrology and hypertension.
- Monthly Transplant Journal Club that focuses on reviews of the recent literature in solid organ transplantation.
Lavinia Negrea, M.D.
Division of Nephrology
University Hospitals of Cleveland
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone: (216) 844-8060