The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship is a concentrated three-year ACGME-accredited program at Phoenix Children's Hospital. As program leaders, we recognize the significance of training fellows to become board-certified pediatric nephrologists equipped with the procedural and clinical skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to emerge as leaders in clinical care, research, and education of patients with nephrological conditions. Our fellows will benefit from exceptional training in an environment that encourages innovation, personal wellness, and a commitment to excellence.

Our objectives are to: 1) supply our fellows with the educational resources, clinical experience, research opportunities, support, and mentorship required to excel within the multifaceted field of nephrology; 2) enable our fellows to acquire comprehensive skills in evaluating, managing, and performing procedural interventions related to nephrological disorders; 3) motivate and prepare our fellows for future careers as leaders in clinical medicine, research, and academic medicine within the nephrology domain; 4) emphasize and teach our fellows strategies for maintaining wellness and personal effectiveness, allowing them to become role models of self-care and wellness while promoting the well-being of the patients they serve.

Scholarly Projects

  • Nephrology physician dedicated to oversight.
  • Fellows required to complete at least one research project.
  • Fellows also expected to participate and complete one quality improvement (QI) project.
  • Fellows expected to engage in medical education teaching.


Our program also offers training in scholarly activities, including research and academic teaching. Nephrology fellows dedicate 19 months of their three-year training program to this area. Each fellow is expected to complete a scholarly project, which may be a clinical or basic science research endeavor. The fellows are responsible for designing and developing the study, conducting the appropriate research procedures, presenting the results at a national meeting, and writing a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. A separate mentor, along with a scholarly oversight committee, will be available to guide the fellows throughout their scholarly pursuits. Additionally, the fellows are expected to participate in a quality improvement project within the division.