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Nephrology Fellowship Program


As one of the leading nephrology training programs in the country, the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at IU School of Medicine provides a challenging, interdisciplinary environment for fellows to excel in the field. The program’s strength lies in its balance; fellows manage a mixture of common and rare renal diseases due to the diverse population treated across the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus.

Message from the Division Chief

Greetings: As Division Director of Nephrology and Hypertension at Indiana University School of Medicine, I invite you to learn about our program. As you read through our website, I hope you will see the depth and breadth of all we have to offer. We excel in all three missions: Education, Clinical care, and Research, something only a few select training programs can honestly claim. We have 52 faculty members: 33 Clinician Educators, 8 NIH or VA funded MD Scientists, and 11 PhD research faculty. We provide state of the art clinical care at diverse hospitals, with a mixture of fellow run and faculty only services. Last year our Division saw over 10,000 outpatients, and we provide care for 750 dialysis patients (over 150 on home therapies), and 200 new kidney transplant recipients. We have over 13 million dollars in extramural funding, including the prestigious O’Brien Center that provides state of the art imaging and investigation of the kidney, The Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Center, T32 NIH Training grant, and The Indiana Clinical Translational Research Institute. Our research focuses on: 1) preventing or limiting the severity of kidney disease through research on acute kidney injury, diabetes, glomerulonephritis, genetics of kidney disease, hypertension and kidney stones, 2) treating kidney disease through research in CKD, dialysis modalities, and transplantation and 3) minimizing the complications of advanced kidney disease through research on muscle wasting and nutritional disorders, hypertension in dialysis, neuropathy, altered gut microbiome, bone disease, and cardiovascular complications of kidney disease. Learn more about our research. Our faculty are leaders in national organizations – a testament to the excellence and reputation of our faculty. Come learn with us – I guarantee you will be exposed to state of the art research, care of both simple and complex diseases including rare genetic and glomerular diseases, all forms of home and in-center dialysis, plasmapheresis, and transplantation. All of this, in a friendly environment in the 15th largest city in the United States with an affordable cost of living!

Sharon M. Moe, MD, FASN
Stuart A. Kleit Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Division of Nephrology
Co-Director Indiana CTSI
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

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Message from Nephrology Fellowship Program Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Indiana University School of Medicine Nephrology Fellowship Program. We are delighted that you are considering to join our team and train with a diverse, vibrant, and affable group of faculty that includes renowned clinicians, award-winning educators, and internationally recognized researchers. While we are one of the largest divisions of nephrology in the country and offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of clinical experiences during your training, we are also dedicated to teamwork, camaraderie, and fostering a supportive environment for you during your fellowship.

As you consider fellowship programs, it is important to select a program that not only provides a rich experience for training through exposure to a wide variety of diseases and patient populations but also meets your needs as an individual. We take pride in the support and flexibility our fellowship program offers that allows our fellows to grow personally, professionally, and obtain the skills they will need to be successful in their future careers whether they decide to pursue additional training, start an academic nephrology career, or join private practice. So check us out at this site, follow us on twitter @IUKidney and of course feel to contact us for additional information. I look forward to meeting you.

Ayman Hallab, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Associate Fellowship Program Director
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Elizabeth B. Taber-Hight, DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that a learning environment with greater representation of persons with diverse backgrounds fosters innovation and a deeper appreciation for the diversity of our learners, colleagues, and patients. Fellows are trained in cultural humility and antibias/antiracism through a lecture series sponsored by the Department of Medicine. Trainees also have the opportunity to receive more advanced training in DEI through the clinician educator track, diversity committee, or the Multicultural Physicians’ Alliance. The iDREAM Early Incentive Program is a program offered to underrepresented fellows in medicine to help launch their careers in academic medicine.

Learn more about diversity initiatives at IU School of Medicine

Application Process

Applicants to the Nephrology Fellowship must have completed a three-year internal medicine training in a United States ACGME, ACGME - International, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program. Applicants who completed their Internal Medicine training in a non-ACGME or RCPSC accredited program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must be a legal citizen of the United States, permanent resident, or hold a J1 or H1b Visa. Passing scores on USMLE exams and a performance record from the applicant’s residency program are also required.

Nephrology fellowship applications are accepted only through the ERAS and we accept applications throughout the ERAS season. Interviews for the upcoming 2022-2023 fellowship cycle will be held virtually as per ASN and AAMC guidelines. Selected candidates will be contacted by division staff to participate in interviews conducted between the months of August and October. We offer our positions exclusively through the NRMP Subspecialty match.

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Begin Nephrology Fellowship Training

To be considered for the Nephrology Fellowship, applicants must complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and submit four letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the applicant’s residency program director.