Division of Nephrology

Einstein-Montefiore Nephrology Fellowship at a Glance


  • Forty years of continuous fellowship training since 1969, with approximately 157 fellows trained

Hospital and Faculty

  • Two hospitals, Montefiore (Moses) and Weiler, are both administered as Montefiore Medical Center with approximately1,000 total beds 
  • Eighteen full-time faculty members, many with local and national leadership roles in medicine and nephrology


  • Four first-year and four second-year fellows
  • First-year fellows spend six months at each hospital
  • Second-year fellows have two months of transplantation, a smallgroup of chronic outpatients, ESRD patients, outpatient clinic and research projects
  • Night call is every 4th night from home with an attending backup


  • 119 renal transplants in 2008, 114 in 2009
  • Three full time clinical transplant nephrologists and 4 transplant surgeons
  • Active pancreas, liver and heart transplant programs

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

  • Approximately 550 ESRD patients cared for by full-time faculty
  • Two dialysis units directed by full-time faculty
  • Peritoneal dialysis program and home hemodialysis program

Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic

  • Staffed by a faculty member and interdisciplinary team

Vascular Access Center

  • Staffed by nephrology and interventional radiology faculty


  • Five basic or applied laboratories run by faculty
  • Three faculty members with masters degrees and active clinical and epidemiologic research
  • Multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other research grants totaling approximately $8,850,000

Interim Division Chief

Vaughn Folkert, M.D (bio)

Professor of Clinical Medicine 



Renal Grand Rounds 


Contact Us

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
615, Ullmann Building
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, Ny 10461

Phone: 718.430.3158
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