The objective of our Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship training program is to cultivate pediatric nephrologists who excel in the specialized domain of nephrology, offering comprehensive services that address both general and specialized aspects of nephrological care for children and adolescents. Our three-year fellowship program delivers extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical training in pediatric and adult nephrological disorders, such as acute and chronic kidney disease, hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, and kidney transplantation.

Managing kidney disease can be complex, necessitating ongoing medical care that might span months or even years. Recognizing the importance of providing continuous care for children with kidney disease, our program and the Phoenix Children's Hospital Nephrology Department often begin care with prenatal diagnosis and continue through adolescence. Our pediatric nephrologists are committed to fostering long-term relationships with patients and their families, resulting in individualized and comprehensive care. Fellows will gain insight into the distinct aspects of treating pediatric nephrology patients, including psychosocial factors such as school performance and family dynamics.

Our fellowship graduates will predominantly serve underserved communities in the Southwest, providing care to children from diverse ethnicities and social backgrounds for years to come. As the sole Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship in Arizona, our program will positively impact not only the fellows but also the community.

The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program integrates clinical research, quality improvement, and patient safety training, empowering fellows to develop the skills required to advance the field of pediatric nephrology through groundbreaking research. Our program is designed to offer fellows experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, exposing them to a diverse patient population with complex medical conditions and emphasizing the development of skills necessary for patient-centered care. The pediatric nephrology fellowship at Phoenix Children's Hospital presents an exceptional educational opportunity for physicians pursuing a specialization in pediatric nephrology. Graduates of our program will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to deliver high-quality care to children with kidney diseases and contribute to the field's ongoing advancement. contribute to the advancement of the field of pediatric nephrology through innovative research.


Karen Boettcher
Sr. GME Program Administrator
kboettcher [at] (kboettcher[at]phoenixchildrens[dot]com)