About the Nephrology Fellowship Program

usnewsThe Nephrology Fellowship Program is a multi-year fellowship allowing for individualized training in clinical nephrology, hypertension, transplantation and basic/clinial research.

In addition to ranking the VCU Medical Center number one in Virginia, US News & World Report ranks the Division of Nephrology as 32nd in the nation for 2018-2019 report.

These are the core values of the Nephrology Fellowship Program:

• Clinical excellence
• Intellectual curiosity
• Scientific Discovery
• Innovation
• Collegiality
• Diversity
• Equity
• Integrity
• Teamwork

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

The fellowship offered by the Division of Nephrology provides an opportunity to pursue advanced training in clinical nephrology and to undertake training in basic science research or clinical research. The program is designed for trainees who wish to receive outstanding educational training in order to pursue a career in either academic medicine or private practice.

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Fellows will be trained in all aspects of care for the renal patient, including – but not limited to – acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, glomerular diseases, diabetic nephropathy, renal transplantation, hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, management of the end-stage patient, and nephrolithiasis.  The general nephrology fellowship is a two-year program.

Curriculum

Conferences

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Jason M. Kidd, MD

Jason M. Kidd, MD

Program Director

Jason M. Kidd, MD

Jason M. Kidd, MD

Program Director

Internal Medicine

Division of Nephrology

Email: jason.kidd@vcuhealth.org

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Todd W.B. Gehr, MD

Todd W.B. Gehr, MD

Division Chair

Todd W.B. Gehr, MD

Todd W.B. Gehr, MD

Division Chair

Internal Medicine

Division of Nephrology

Email: todd.gehr@vcuhealth.org

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VCU Nephrology Faculty

VCU Transplant-Nephrology Faculty

VCU Pediatric Nephrology

VAMC

  • Monika Arrgawal, MD
  • Sindhura Bobba, MBBS
  • George Feldman, MD
  • Susanne McLaughlin, MD
  • Nilang Patel, MD

Class of 2021

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Atiya Chachar, MBBS
Medical School: Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Residency: St Joseph Mercy-Oakland, Pontiac, MI

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Deepthi Malepati, MBBS
Medical School: Alluri Sitaram Raju Academy of Medical Sciences, Malkapuram, India
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Waqas Memon, MBBS
Medical School: Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana, Urbana, IL

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Brian Simba Simba, MBChB
Medical School: Moi University College of Health Sciences, Eldoret, Kenya
Residency: St. John's Episcopal Hospital-South Shore, Far Rockaway, NY

Class of 2020

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Katie Bean, MD
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

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Sravanthi Paluri, MBBS
Medical School: Katuri Medical College, Guntur India
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA; Interfaith Medical Center, New York, NY

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Faisal Radwi, MBBS
Medical School: King Abdulaziz University College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Saudi Arabia
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

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Iram Rafique, MBBS
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College
Residency: Mount Sinai( Bronx VA MC) Bronx, NY
UMassMemorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Alumni

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant should be an MD or DO with three or more years of Internal Medicine residency training in an ACGME-accredited training program. A pass on USMLE Step 3 is a mandatory prerequisite for acceptance as a fellow.

Our institution can only sponsor J-1 visas.

How to Apply

The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program. Applications will only be accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and will follow ERAS deadlines. Interviews will take place between August and mid-November.

Required Documentation

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE score reports
  • Medical school transcripts
  • MPSE
  • A personal statement
  • 4 letters of recommendation, including one from your program director
  • A photograph

If applicable, please provide the following: 

  • ECFMG certificate
  • Medical school diploma (with translation if necessary)

Application Timeline

Interview dates for 2020 Interview Season will be starting in August 2019.

Sample Itinerary for Interview Day

Outline of typical interview day, program-provided accommodations, etc.
09.00 - Arrive – Breakfast and Coffee 
09:15 - Program Overview with Program Director 
10:15 - Tour of VCU Medical Center with Fellow 
11:00 - Interview with Core Faculty 
11:30 - Interview with Core Faculty 
12:00 - Nephrology Fellow Conference and Lunch 
1:15p - Interview with Core faculty 
1:45p - Interview with Core Faculty 
2:15p - Program Overview with program Director 
3:00p - Wrap Up, Final Questions, Depart

 

Program Director

Jason M. Kidd, MD
Box 980160
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0160
Email: jason.kidd@vcuhealth.org

Fellowship Coordinator

VCU School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Box 980509
Richmond, VA 23298-0509 
Phone: (804) 828-9726
Email: imfellowships@vcuhealth.org