Transplant Fellowship

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 the 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 before 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 six months of their time to clinical training and research, and scholarly activities.

Our transplant faculty members participate in various clinical and basic science research activities, and transplant fellows will develop their research projects. NIH funding via a T32 grant is available to fund fellows interested in gaining further research experience.

The applicant must be a board-eligible or board-certified nephrologist to participate in our transplant fellowship. 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
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s Nephrology fellowship program director

Please email all application materials to Angie G. Nishio Lucar, MD.

Contact Information

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: Fawad Sohail