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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:

Prospective Fellowship Candidates


Interested in learning more about us before you start making your travel plans this interview season? If so, we offer two web conferences with the program director on the following dates:


  • August 29, 2020, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. CST
  • September 4, 2019, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. CST

Please sydney.lawson@UTSouthwestern.edu our program coordinator if you are interested in participating.

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.