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Department of Internal Medicine

Nephrology and Hypertension

About the Program

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program provides fellows with a broad-based experience in all aspects of clinical nephrology including kidney diseases, hypertension, fluid-electrolyte and acid-base disorders and organ transplantation.  

We are proud to offer a 2-year ACGME accredited Nephrology Fellowship that focuses on exceptional training, educational value, and experience while maintaining work-life balance, for instance:

  • All inpatient services function as healthcare teams with both the Nephrologists and Nurse-practitioners enhancing educational value and also reducing service needs and workload for our fellows
  • Nightly call is by beeper at home after 6 PM on all nights including weekends – therefore Fellows do not come in after 6 PM – allowing for optimal rest and an enhanced learning experience
  • Extraordinary cases to learn from given the diverse setting that this large University program is set in, including a level 1 trauma center, close affiliation with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, and the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care (LTAC).
  • Customizable scholarly activities to meet the career needs and broad interests of our fellows (e.g., research conferences, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis training, business of medicine education, opportunity to participate in the IMSTAR (IM Scholarly Training for Academic Research] program. Click here to learn more about IMSTAR.
  • A multitude of clinical and basic science research opportunities. Click here to learn more about UC Nephrology research.
  • Pathway for AST-accredited Transplant Nephrology Fellowship: Click here to learn more about the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship.
  • Opportunity to pursue a one year Critical Care track after completing Nephrology Fellowship training. Please click here to learn more about the UC Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.

Unique and individualized training electives include:

  • Drake Long-Term Acute are (LTAC) community experience
  • Vascular Access/Interventional Nephrology
  • Research
  • Outpatient Hemodialysis (HD)/Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)/Home modalities exposure – including attending Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)/Dialysis Unit Medical Director meetings
  • Ambulatory clinic experience
  • Transplant inpatient and outpatient clinics
  • Urology elective
  • Kidney Pathology
  • Rural Nephrology


Our program also has a 100% track record in job placements as well as a 100% Nephrology Boards pass rate over the past 5 years.


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More Information

Academic Office:
University of Cincinnati | Division of Nephrology and Hypertension 
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0585
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0585
Phone: 513-558-5471
Fax: 513-558-4309

Division Director:
Charuhas Thakar, MD

Business Administrator:
Kelly Niederhausen