Nephrology Fellowship Program

Welcome to the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.  We strive to ensure an outstanding educational environment for our trainees through exposure to a wide breadth of kidney diseases in a variety of clinical settings while maintaining a fellow-centric approach.  Our faculty are vested in helping to shape the next -generation of Nephrologists and promote a supportive teaching environment that is tailored to the individual fellow.  Moreover, our fellowship program has the right complement of trainees and rotations to ensure a positive work life balance.  Upon completion of training, our fellow graduates demonstrate outstanding skill in all aspects of care in patients with kidney disease and are well prepared for a career in either clinical practice or academic nephrology.  Most importantly, our fellows develop a true passion for this wonderful subspecialty.

We look forward to making your training an exciting and educational experience!

Amy N. Sussman, MD
Nephrology Fellowship Director

Program Highlights

  • Two-year clinical program accredited by ACGME/RRC
  • Third-year potential in clinical/translational research or intervention
  • Program inception in 1976
  • Three fellows accepted per year
  • Outstanding critical care training:
    • Level one trauma and tertiary care referral center
    • Regional center for ECMO
    • Cardiac assist devices including Total Artificial Heart
  • Excellent transplant experience:
    • Over 120 kidney transplants and simultaneous pancreas kidney transplants
    • Heart, lung, and liver transplant
    • Blood and marrow transplantation
  • Apheresis Training
  • Training in Interventional Nephrology
  • Strong emphasis in home dialysis therapies
  • Urgent start Peritoneal Dialysis Program
  • Strong exposure to patients with glomerulonephritis
  • Individualized support for job placement following training


Professor, Medicine (Clinical Scholar Track)
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Medicine
(520) 626-6370
Associate Professor, Medicine (Clinical Series Track)
Associate Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
(520) 626-6371
Program Coordinator, Senior
Nephrology Fellowship
Office of the Vice Chair for Medical Education
(520) 621-5227