Nephrology Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Nephrology Fellowship Program (1483521144) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. We are widely recognized as leaders in high quality patient care, graduate medical education, and cutting-edge research. Very importantly, we are deeply committed to training the next generation of outstanding nephrology physicians and scientists. Our prime location in New York City and close proximity to affiliate institutions – The Rogosin Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University and the Hospital for Special Surgery – ensure a rich and rewarding educational and cultural experience! Our patient population is diverse, and our world-class medical center attracts patients from around the world.

Our faculty includes internationally recognized clinicians and scientists in nephrology. Special areas of our nephrology fellowship training include: transplantation medicine, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, dialysis, apheresis, continuous renal replacement therapy, critical care nephrology, polycystic kidney disease, onco-nephrology at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and obstetric nephrology.

We have a diverse and talented group of professionals – physician scientists, basic science researchers, clinical educators, and nurses - all of whom take great pride in contributing to the education and training of our fellows. We continuously strive to improve our fellowship program through new ideas and innovative educational experiences. This keeps both our staff and fellows on the cutting edge of nephrology education.

We are particularly proud of the outstanding performance and team spirit of our faculty and fellows during the challenging months of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning in March 2020. Despite being in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, we fully met the needs of the acutely ill patients with COVID-19 and kidney failure by reorganization and redeployment; ensuring coverage, creating innovative solutions to dialysis, cutting-edge management of kidney transplant recipients diagnosed with COVID-19, and instituting a temporary night float system for the fellows. The resources of the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare system were also instrumental in contributing to the well-being of our team during this crisis, and our fellows considered this experience to be one of the high points of their fellowship experience. Patient care was complemented by education and scholarly activities with each fellow earning authorship in papers published in peer-reviewed Journals. Fortunately, at the time of this writing, the COVID-19 caseload is very low and we are close to being “back to normal.”

Our program's undeniable strength lies in the clinical excellence our fellows take away from their training. Our transplant program is one of the finest in the nation and the medical and surgical teams are well integrated resulting in a true interdisciplinary approach. Our dialysis programs are comprehensive and include in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Our fellows consult in the eight intensive care units at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, and are well trained in Critical Care Nephrology. Our integrated fellowship partnership provides invaluable exposure to onco-nephrology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. We are one of a few nephrology divisions with a world-renowned hypertension center integrated into our program, and we offer unique training in obstetrics nephrology including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Our faculty and fellows consult at The Hospital for Special Surgery, one of the top rheumatology hospitals in the country, which offers unprecedented access to patients afflicted with lupus, vasculitis and connective tissue diseases.

A comprehensive Renal Pathology Division with renal pathologists committed to excellence is yet another distinct strength of our comprehensive program.

We have a strong commitment to scholarship, translating the best evidence to clinical care and creating new knowledge to advance clinical care. Accordingly, a minimum of six months is reserved during the second year of fellowship for scholarly activities in the area of basic research, translational research or clinical research. The mentored research activities ensure full participation by the nephrology fellows. Additional years of scholarly activities including an American Society of Transplantation-accredited Fellowship in Transplantation Medicine are available to the graduates of our fellowship.  Our fellows have been highly productive as reflected by presentations at the national and international meetings as well as publishing in high impact journals. Fellows are encouraged to attend the American Society of Nephrology and at least one other academic meeting during their fellowship.

The investigators in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension have been continuously funded for decades by the National Institutes of Health, and have a broad range of research interests that include transplant immunology, gene expression profiling and biomarker discovery, basic research in renal inflammation, fibrosis and autophagy, gut microbiome, preeclampsia, artificial intelligence and mathematical modeling. We have ongoing collaborations with researchers in other disciplines within Weill Cornell Medicine, and with leading investigators at Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and other leading academic centers in the country.

We encourage you to apply for a Nephrology Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. We are confident that you will have a highly rewarding educational and clinical experience.


Phyllis August, M.D., M.P.H.

Phyllis August, M.D., M.P.H.

Ralph A. Baer, M.D. Professor of Research in Medicine

Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research

Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health

Director, Hypertension Center

Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

Thangamani Muthukumar, M.D., M.S.

Thangamani Muthukumar, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Unit Leader (Kidney), Health, Illness & Disease

Associate Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

Nephrology & Hypertension

Manikkam Suthanthiran, M.D., Chief

Nephrology Fellowship Program

Phyllis August, M.D., M.P.H., Program Director

Thangamani Muthukumar, M.D., M.S., Associate Program Director

Frances Gillen, Fellowship Administrator
Room: LH-112
Tel: (646) 962-2613
Fax: (646) 962-0153




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