The Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington offers a Dialysis Fellowship recognized by the International Society of Hemodialysis (ISHD) as a formal Advanced Nephrology (academic/research track)/Dialysis Fellowship endorsed by the ABIM.
The inception of the Advanced Nephrology (academic/research track)/Dialysis Fellowship recently started in 2007, and is a novel offering with a unique opportunity to train those who have already completed education in an accredited nephrology fellowship training program and conduct research in the dialysis field and gain advanced training in dialysis techniques. Recognizing the importance of increased involvement of the nephrologist in the dialytic care of the patients, the Center for Medical Services (CMS) has emphasized the central role of medical director in the dialysis facility. The Medical Director is responsible for the quality of care of all patients, and the quality of technical services such as water treatment in the facility and the continued education of the dialysis staff. Thus, there is a need for advanced training in the field of dialysis care to improve quality of care by education, encourage innovative research to improve care at reduced cost by training in research and technology, and to train nephrologists in the regulatory areas so that they can fulfill the role of the medical directors of dialysis facilities.
This 12 month fellowship is offered to those who have completed a formal ACGME Nephrology Fellowship Training Program and are Nephrology board eligible.