Division of Nephrology

Core Curriculum Lectures

The Nephrology Fellowship provides more than 50 core curriculum lectures per year; most of which are repeated yearly. The breakdown of these lectures is as follows:

  1. Summer Core Curriculum lectures: total of 8 (see outline in the Renal Fellows’ Guide).
  2. Renal Physiology Course total of 24 lectures based on chapters from Rose: Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders, Fifth Edition.
  3. A series of 6 didactic, core lectures on peritoneal dialysis (see outline in the Renal Fellows’ Guide).
  4. Individual Core Curriculum Lectures given as part of Renal Grand Rounds, the topics as listed below.

    Mokrzycki 

    • Dialysis Access
    • Treatment of Access Infections

    Folkert 

    • Nephrolithiasis
    • Adequacy of hemodialysis
    • Anemia of ESRD

    Thomas 

    • Basic renal pathology and renal biopsy technique

    Rosenberg 

    • Adequacy of peritoneal dialysis

    Feingold 

    • Drug metabolism in chronic renal failure
    • Medical complications of patients with ESRD

    Hostetter 

    • Evaluation of GFR
    • Uremia and uremic toxins

    Schuster 

    • Secondary causes of hypertension
    • Acid-base regulation

    Silbiger 

    • Diabetic Renal Disease

    Neugarten 

    • Glomerulonephritis with bacterial and viral infections

    Glicklich 

    • Hepatitis C in transplantation and dialysis
    • Renal transplantation basics

    Raff 

    • Epidemiology of hypertension therapy
    • Aging and renal function

    Psychiatry and Ethics Department 

    • Medical ethics in care of the renal patient

    Pediatric attendings 

    • Hereditary and congenital renal disease
    • Nephrotic syndrome

    Radiology attendings 

    • Renal Ultrasound
    • Nuclear Medicine

    Sustak 

    • Progression of glomerular disease
    • Diabetic nephropathy

    Coco 

    • Renal osteodystrophy
    • Calcium and Vitamin D physiology

    Melamed 

    • Vitamin D in health and Disease
    • Career planning for fellows
    • Epidemiology and renal research

    Golestaneh 

    • CRRT in the acute care setting

    Bitzer 

    • Proteinuria and renal disease
     

Interim Division Chief

Vaughn Folkert, M.D (bio)

Professor of Clinical Medicine 

 
 

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