Division of Nephrology; Center for Immunity, Inflammation & Regenerative Medicine

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UVA Division of Nephrology and the Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine (CIIR), part of the Department of Medicine, is dedicated to the study and treatment of kidney disorders and diseases. The Division of Nephrology/CIIR consists of 34 full-time faculty members with primary appointments in the Division and one professor emeritus: 24 MD/DO, 2 MD/PhD, and 8 PhD. With award-winning educators, NIH-funded investigators,  and an NIH T32 training grant entitled “Kidney Disease and Inflammation” we offer trainees a rich clinical and research experience aimed at producing the next generation nephrologists and kidney research scientists.  Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, undergraduate students, and visiting scientists in our laboratories are actively engaged in research (see our Research and Education pages for opportunities).

We are working collaboratively to improve patient care and outcomes, achieve excellence in our scholarly and research endeavors, and nurture innovation in our labs and classrooms. Many of our faculty members are leaders in national and international professional societies, members of NIH Study Section, serve on editorial boards of reputable journals, are among America’s Top Doctors, and have been recognized for outstanding achievements in their respective fields.

As a division, we are committed to building bridges with our local community of Charlottesville and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Training as a Nephrologist Begins At UVA - Our Fellowship Program

The UVA Nephrology Fellowship program has so much to offer. You will learn from nationally and internationally renowned faculty who care about your success and mentorship. When you graduate from our program, you will be well prepared for any type of career pathway that you envision in the field of Nephrology.

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Recent Publications and Activities Advancing Clinical Care, Science, and Education

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Meet Dr. Julia Scialla, UVA Nephrologist Treating Patients with Kidney Disease with a Focus on Physiologic Complications

Julia Scialla, MD, is a nephrologist who treats kidney disease with a focus on physiologic complications, as well as nutrition and prevention. Learn about the symptoms of kidney disease and how Dr. Scialla works with her patients to help develop treatment plans.

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Meet Dr. Brendan Bowman, UVA Nephrologist Treating Patients with Kidney Disease

Brendan Bowman, MD, is a nephrologist treating patients with kidney disease. Bowman is intrigued by the functions and mechanics of the kidney. His expertise and knowledge allow him to help his patients throughout all stages of kidney disease.

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Kalantari Receives Top UVA Faculty Honor

Dr. Kambiz Kalantari, from the School of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology, was among six recipients for UVA’s awards in “Teaching Excellence.”
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Research Training Pathway

The UVA Research Training Pathway is designed for individuals with advanced degrees (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) who are interested in pursuing only research training.
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The Center for Immunity, Inflammation & Regenerative Medicine (CIIR)

CIIR was inaugurated in 2007 to advance research initiatives, education, and clinical applications in new and important directions.
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Unexpected Link Found Between Immune Cells, Weight Control, Disease Resistance

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shown how our DNA determines our ability to fight off viruses, revealing that many genes work together to control immune cells, tissue inflammation, even our body weight after infection. The research could one day allow doctors to tweak immune cells to enhance their ability to destroy viruses, and it may also assist in the development of new vaccines, among other benefits.

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Fellowship Applications

The mission of the UVA School of Medicine Nephrology Fellowship program is to produce physicians who are not only leaders in the nephrology field but also firmly committed to lifelong learning. Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally in research, education, and clinical care.

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Congratulations to Jeanne Kamal on winning the Young Investigator Award at the American Transplant Congress 2021 Virtual Connect 2021 for her presentation on Comparison Of Outcomes Of Hepatitis C Virus Nucleic Acid Positive Donor Between Hcv-naïve & Hcv + Recipients @UVANeph

Congratulations to Dr William Petri on receiving the Thomas Jefferson Award for his Excellence in Scholarship. Well deserved. #UVAmedicine @UVAhealth
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Peggy Shupnick, whose gifts of collaboration and mentorship led to her recently being named the winner of the 2020 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award. https://news.virginia.edu/content/medical-leader-peggy-shupnik-named-womens-centers-2020-zintl-award-recipient?utm_source=UTwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=news

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April 2021 Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to Karen Ward on being elected as the new Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) for Clerkship Administrators Advisory Council Council (CAAC) for 2022 beginning July 1, 2021. Congratulations…

Message from Dr. Mark D. Okusa – Division Chief, Nephrology, December 2020

Mark D. Okusa, MD After almost a year of grief, loss, fear, and uncertainty, we feel a new sense of hope and change, a time of “possibilities”. We look forward…

Medicine Matters Newsletter – December 2020

The December 2020 Medicine Matters Newsletter features year-end highlights from several Divisions within the University of Virginia’s Department of Medicine. We welcome your feedback and comments, which can be sent…

Nephrology Fellow Profile – Oluwaseun Oluwo

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I have been at UVA for just over a year. I was born and raised in Lagos, a city located on the shores…

Nephrology Faculty Profile – Sanja Arandjelovic

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I first came to UVA for graduate studies in Biochemistry. On my very first day in Cville, one of the first people I…

Conferences

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 06/07/2021 – 06/11/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 05/31/2021 – 06/04/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 05/24/2021 – 05/28/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 05/17/2021 – 05/21/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…