Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship

The Nephrology Fellowship Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Medicine emphasizes clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases and hypertension, and a basic understanding of renal physiology and pathophysiology.

Fellows gain exposure to a wide variety of renal diseases during fellowship.  In the first year of subspecialty training, fellows spend seven months on the inpatient Nephrology Consultation Service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH). Fellows manage patients throughout the hospital with acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, including a significant number of critically ill patients in the medical, surgical, cardiac, and neurological ICUs. Fellows learn to prescribe and modify renal replacement therapies including acute hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and continuous replacement therapies and diagnose and treat its complications.

Further program details, including our Housestaff Manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site.  Likewise, we recommend reading through our FREIDA listing (program number 148-16-21-058).

James J Paparello, MD
James Paparello, MD
Program Director

Contact Us

Tillie Moy
Education Coordinator
Phone: 312-926-4118

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.