To train and produce physician-scientists in basic science and clinical research, to become leaders in the field of academic and clinical pediatric nephrology.
Established in 1989, the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship program benefits from a strong multidisciplinary clinical program that partners a wealth of expertise from specialized nurses (dialysis, transplant and clinic), nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians and physicians. With support from an NIH training grant since 1991, our fellowship program is dedicated to training academic pediatric nephrologists who are committed to careers with significant teaching and research activities. Each trainee may choose between between basic research, clinical investigation or translational investigation as their field of study. Several members of the division hold extramural grants to perform basic or clinical research studies and have considerable experience as research supervisors, but fellows may also select primary research mentors in another division or department at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM). As the only free standing children's hospital within a five-state region, we provide care to children who live far from Seattle, including dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients.