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

Division of Nephrology COVID-19 Operational Updates – Protected Link

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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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.

Recent News, Awards, Honors and Achievements

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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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Fellowship Training

Dr. Anubhav Kumar, instructing fellow on the use of point of care ultrasound.

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Research Training

NIH/NIDDK-funded Research Training Pathways is designed for 1) undergraduate students (VA K-TUTOR) and 2) pre-and postdoctoral trainees (IGNITE KUH).

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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.

Current Information

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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Forging bonds while advancing kidney research through Va K-TUTOR. Grateful to NIH NIDDK-KUH for the opportunity to bring these talented students from UVA, VA Tech and MIT together at UVA @Virginia_KUH @RahulSharma_USA @NIDDKgov @UVANeph

Our newest faculty member Dr Korshie Dumor, a nephrologist and intensivist, teaching our new fellows the basics of IHD and CRRT @NephTushar @cavanaugh_do @MarkOkusa

We take great PRIDE in welcoming our new nephrology fellows @MarkOkusa @NephTushar @Virginia_KUH @cavanaugh_do @uvamedicine

Pride Month recognizes the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. This week, UVA Medical Center's South Tower is illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate. #PrideMonth

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2022 Department of Medicine Excellence Awards

On July 28, 2022 the Department celebrated the fantastic work and achievements of our faculty and staff with the annual Department of Medicine Awards in Education, Research, Clinical Care, Staff,…

Message from the Chair – August 2022

This month the Department celebrated the fantastic work and achievements of our faculty and staff with the annual Department of Medicine Awards in Education, Research, Clinical Care, Staff, and Administrative…

Division of Rheumatology Updates – August 2022

Message from Rheumatology Division Chief Janet Lewis MD Janet Lewis, MD As the chief of the Division of Rheumatology, I am proud of the unwavering commitment to patient care exhibited…

Medicine Matters Newsletter – August 2022

In this month’s Medicine Matters Newsletter we highlight the Division of Rheumatology. as well as the many achievements, research items, and personal profiles of our faculty and staff. Please enjoy…

Department of Medicine Education Update

By Brian Uthlaut MD Every year, May brings a flurry of education activities and honors as one class of residents and chief residents close out the academic year. Mulholland Department…

Conferences

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 06/06/2022 – 06/10/2022

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 05/30/2022 – 06/03/2022

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 05/23/2022 – 05/27/2022

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 05/16/2022 – 05/20/2022

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…