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Senior Program Coordinator, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Grace Polanco
Phone: 305-243-2201
Email: gxp411@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted once ERAS opens until the end of September. Interviews are conducted from the time ERAS opens through the end of October.

Call Schedule

The total number of night calls will be 29 to 30 and weekend calls will be 11 to 12, which is more or less evenly divided between short and long calls. Short call starts from 12 p.m. on weekends until 5 p.m. Fellows will be doing the new consults for that day. Fellows on overnight from Friday long call will rotate at UHealth Tower on established patients and new consults starting from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed U.S. internal medicine residency program. Applicants must be eligible for internal medicine board certification.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Nephrology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The goal of the Nephrology Fellowship Program is to provide advanced education and experience to enable fellows to deliver compassionate, thorough and evidence-based care to a medically and socially diverse population of patients. This includes inpatient and outpatient consultation; acute and chronic dialysis, including continuous modalities and outpatient consultation and chronic kidney disease care, including the care for renal allograft recipients. The fellow will be provided with educational opportunities required for acquiring board certification in the subspecialty of nephrology and has the opportunity to be mentored toward an academic clinical or basic science research career.

The philosophy of the program is to develop a commitment and dedication to scholarly excellence in patient care, teaching and research in an environment of professionalism.

Mission & Vision

The goal of the Nephrology Fellowship Program is to provide advanced education and experience to enable fellows to deliver compassionate, thorough and evidence-based care to a medically and socially diverse population of patients. This includes inpatient and outpatient consultation; acute and chronic dialysis, including continuous modalities and outpatient consultation and chronic kidney disease care, including the care for renal allograft recipients. The fellow will be provided with educational opportunities required for acquiring board certification in the subspecialty of nephrology and has the opportunity to be mentored toward an academic clinical or basic science research career.

The philosophy of the program is to develop a commitment and dedication to scholarly excellence in patient care, teaching and research in an environment of professionalism.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Nephrology Fellowship Program! As the program director, I welcome you to explore this website and learn more about all of the exciting possibilities our program has to offer. Our goal is to provide advanced education and training in a way that is exciting and challenging so that our graduates acquire the skill and expertise to have successful careers in nephrology.

We offer a novel and creative two-year program that delivers outstanding training in all aspects of clinical nephrology, while also allowing the fellow to tailor their education to their own interests. In addition, the fellow can apply for an optional third training year in our American Society of Nephrology- and American Society of Transplant Surgeons-approved transplantation fellowship at the time of applying for the two-year program.

I hope you take the opportunity to visit Miami and see the exciting career pathways our program can offer you.

-Oliver Lenz, MD, MBA

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Nephrology Fellowship Program! As the program director, I welcome you to explore this website and learn more about all of the exciting possibilities our program has to offer. Our goal is to provide advanced education and training in a way that is exciting and challenging so that our graduates acquire the skill and expertise to have successful careers in nephrology.

We offer a novel and creative two-year program that delivers outstanding training in all aspects of clinical nephrology, while also allowing the fellow to tailor their education to their own interests. In addition, the fellow can apply for an optional third training year in our American Society of Nephrology- and American Society of Transplant Surgeons-approved transplantation fellowship at the time of applying for the two-year program.

I hope you take the opportunity to visit Miami and see the exciting career pathways our program can offer you.

-Oliver Lenz, MD, MBA

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

5

Duration of Fellowship?

2 years
(with optional third year)

Program Highlights

Led the nation in kidney transplantation 2 years in a row

500+/- transplantations annually

Clinical & research tracks

Clinical Experience

Overview

Consults at Jackson Memorial Hospital/VA/UMH

Elective

  • procedure service
  • Research
  • Outpatient Dialysis
  • Clinics
  • ICUs

Transplant

Vacation – 4 weeks

Clinical Track

Two-year clinical pathway:
With the option of tailoring the second year to the fellow’s specific area of interest: Glomerulonephritis focus, transplant focus (does not count as transplant fellowship), in-center and home dialysis focus.

Three-year clinical pathway:
Transplant Nephrology – two years general nephrology and one year transplantation.

Four-year clinical pathway:
ICU-Nephrology – two years nephrology and two years critical care

Research Track

Six-year physician scientist ABIM pathway:
Two years internal medicine, three years research and one year nephrology.

Your Faculty

Hassan Al-Ali, PhD
Assistant Professor, Research

Marco A. Ladino Avellaneda, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine

Gabriel Contreras, MD, MPH
Director, Clinical Research
Professor, Clinical Medicine

Yelena Drexler, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Chief, Katz Family Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
Director, Katz Family Drug Discovery Center
Professor, Medicine

Giselle Guerra, MD
Professor, Clinical Medicine, Miami Transplant Institute

Ivonne Hernandez Schulman, MD
Voluntary Professor

Warren Kupin, MD
Professor, Clinical Medicine

Oliver Lenz, MD, MBA
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Professor, Clinical Medicine

Adela Mattiazzi, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Lumen Mendez-Castaner, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Sandra Merscher, PhD
Associate Professor, Research

Zain Mithani, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Jair Munoz-Mendoza, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine

Mariella Ortigosa-Goggins, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Miami Transplant Institute

Javier Pagan, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Alan Rose, MD
Voluntary Associate Professor

David Roth, MD
Professor, Medicine

Marie A. Sosa, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Vasuki Venkat, MD
Voluntary Faculty

Alumni Placements Include:

Emory University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee VA Medical Center
University of Miami Health System

Alumni Placements Include:

Emory University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee VA Medical Center
University of Miami Health System