Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Overview
The UVA Division of Nephrology has an ASN/AST-accredited fellowship in Transplant Nephrology available for each academic year starting in July. This training includes exposure to clinical transplantation in both the outpatient and inpatient setting and covers management of renal and pancreas transplant recipients, as well as nephrology care for non-renal solid organ transplant recipients.
Training covers the management of immunosuppressive therapy, medical and surgical complications after transplantation, and long-term care of transplant recipients. Our program includes experience with, formal exposure and didactics in donor and recipient evaluation, renal biopsy technique, renal pathology, surgical care, and non-renal solid organ transplantation. UVA is active in desensitization prior to living donor transplant for sensitized donors, ABO incompatible donor-recipient pairs, and paired donor exchange. Our HLA laboratory and tissue typing training is a strength of our program. Fellows devote 6 months of their time to clinical training and 6 months to research and scholarly activities.
Our transplant faculty members participate in a variety of clinical and basic science research activities and transplant fellows will develop their own research projects. NIH funding via a T32 grant is available to fund fellows interested in gaining further research experience.
In order to participate in our transplant fellowship the applicant must be a board eligible or board certified nephrologist. In addition, the following will be required:
- Curriculum Vitae
- USMLE STEP scores (STEP 1, 2CK, 2CS, 3)
- A personal statement explaining your interest in Transplant Nephrology and professional goals
- 3 letters of recommendation including one from the applicant’s Nephrology fellowship program director
Please email all application materials to Angie G. Nishio Lucar, MD.
Angie G. Nishio Lucar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Transplant Nephrology Fellowship
University of Virginia Health System
Transplant | Nephrology
PO Box 800133
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Program Coordinator: Monica Olsen