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Nephrology Fellowship at UMMS-Baystate

Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, offers an ACGME-accredited, 2-year Nephrology Fellowship Program with two positions per year.

Fellows graduating from this program are highly skilled clinicians and human clinical investigators qualified for both private nephrology practice and clinical academic nephrology programs. Several have become medical school faculty.

Comprehensive Nephrology Training by Exceptional Faculty

Our curriculum includes 18 months of comprehensive clinical training in all facets of nephrology from our fellowship faculty, three-quarters of whom have won Teacher of the Year awards. On the major rotations, Inpatient Consultation/Chronic Dialysis and Transplant, you will learn:

  • placement of temporary vascular access lines in the internal jugular vein and/or femoral vein with and without ultrasound guidance
  • skills necessary to manage complications associated with access failure, acute infections, malnutrition, anemia, metabolic bone disease, and cardiovascular complications associated with ESRD
  • evaluation and management of acute rejection, using novel techniques such as plasmapheresis and state-of-the-art chemotherapeutic protocols.

In addition, you will devote six months to clinical research in your second year, choosing from participation in our 30+ ongoing clinical trials or investigator-initiated research studies.

Dialysis Case Volume at State-of-the-Art Facilities 

Baystate Medical Center, which serves a population of approximately one million patients, performs approximately 250 native kidney biopsies and more than 150 transplant renal biopsies under ultrasound guidance each year. (See Baystate Medical Center Fast Facts

You will benefit from the geographic ease of training at our state-of-the-art, eight station inpatient acute hemodialysis unit that is located on the same floor as inpatient renal and transplant.


  • Learn how to apply.
  • Call our Program Coordinator at 413.794.2759.