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Weekly Conferences

The Transplant Nephrology fellow will be actively educated on the day-to-day management of transplant candidates/recipients by the supervising faculty member. In addition, the fellow will be expected to attend the relevant weekly conferences sponsored by the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Department of Transplantation Medicine as well as the other relevant patient care oriented meetings.

The Transplant Nephrology Fellow will be an integral member of the following conferences.

Renal Pathology Grand Rounds (Monday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Cases are chosen and presented by the Nephrology fellows or Transplant Nephrology fellow and the renal pathologists review the findings of the biopsy. The data related to the pathology is reviewed and the faculty members attending the conferences provide input on the management based on personal experience and the literature.

Research Methodology and Literature Review – Journal Club (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Fellows choose a journal article for review or present the status of their ongoing research projects. Fellow presents the background, study design and the results for discussion with the faculty members. The strengths and weaknesses of the research methodology, data analysis and conclusions are discussed.

Nephrology Grand Rounds (Thursday, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

Weill Cornell Medicine Faculty or outside experts are invited to present on topics of interest. At least 25% of these presentations are directly relevant to transplantation medicine.

Transplantation: Basic Science and Clinical Application (Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

This conference includes some didactic lectures focused on transplant immunology as well as case based discussions. Fellows present details of a case they are actively managing. Faculty member reviews the histocompatibility data as well as the laboratory data of the patient in-depth with the fellows and provides guidance on the management of the patient utilizing the current literature.

Multidisciplinary Transplant Candidate Selection Committee Meeting (Monday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

This is a weekly meeting where each of the patients (adult and pediatric) being listed for a kidney/pancreas transplant are presented. Members of the Committee ask pertinent questions and either recommend or decline the patient to be listed for a kidney/pancreas transplant.

Multidisciplinary Inpatient Transplant Review (Tuesday, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

This is a weekly meeting where all of the currently hospitalized transplant recipients (adult and pediatric) are presented. The multidisciplinary team provides input on the management of each of the patients and discusses any need for changes in clinical care protocols.

Transplant Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Meeting (Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) This is a monthly meeting where the outcomes of the patients (adult and pediatric) on the waitlist and patients transplanted during the previous month are discussed. In addition, any unexpected graft loss or patient death is reviewed in depth to identify any quality issues. The outcomes of living donor recipients are also reviewed.

Contact Information

Nephrology and Hypertension

Manikkam Suthanthiran, M.D., Chief

Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program

Darshana M. Dadhania, M.D., M.S., Program Director

ThuTrang Du, Fellowship Administrator
Room: A-569
Tel: (212) 746-4480
Fax: (212) 746-6894