Nephrology Fellowship Overview

The Nephrology Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center provides comprehensive training in clinical nephrology and research. Since its inception in 1956, the program has maintained an extraordinary history of training individuals who become leaders in the field of nephrology. The strength of our program is derived from two pillars:

  • A tremendous breadth of clinical experience
  • A strong faculty body with a tradition of excellence in nephrology research

The UT Southwestern Nephrology Fellowship Mission Statement:

  1. To train fellows to achieve excellence in the knowledge and practice of nephrology by providing them a strong foundation in the discipline as well as cultivating a commitment to lifelong learning.
  2. To develop leaders in nephrology in academics, community medicine, or industry.
  3. To contribute to the advancement of our knowledge of renal physiology and disease.
  4. To support the wellness and resilience of fellows.

Thank for your interest in the UT Southwestern Fellowship Program. Please take the time to explore us in greater detail through the following links:

Updates for the 2021 Recruitment Cycle During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With infection control policies for COVID-19 in flux for across the country, we will provide two options for this year’s recruitment process. A wholly virtual recruitment day will be available for those who prefer that. For those who wish to visit our institution to meet our faculty and fellows in person, that can be arranged after the virtual interview. The decision to visit is at the discretion of the applicant and will not affect our Match rank list. Plans are subject to change according to the state of COVID-19. We encourage you to learn more about our program prior to your visit by exploring the resources below. We look forward to meeting you!

Fellowship Overview presented by Dr. Kamal Sambandam
Sample "Esquelita" Lecture
Virtual Tour of the Medical School Campus
Parkland Hospital Tour

Innovations in Kidney Education

Our program was awarded the ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest (IKEC) awards in 2015 and 2016, recognizing the talent of our wonderful teaching faculty. Feel free to download the winning  tools for your own education or to supplement your existing teaching curriculum. Both are built in PowerPoint and require that you enable macros and turn off protected view when prompted. Mac users may not be able to successfully use the tool:


  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Simulator. This tool simulates the effects of user-defined variations in CRRT prescription. It also provides cases that allow the learner to explore common clinical scenarios in critical care nephrology.‚Äč
  • Hyponatremia Illustrated. This resource reviews the many causes of hyponatremia and walks the user through the physiologic principles at play.