Transplant Fellowship

The Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington offers an AST accredited training program in transplant nephrology. Completion of this fellowship will provide the individual with the qualifications to be a UNOS-approved medical director of a kidney transplant program. One transplant fellow is accepted per year and the fellowship duration is one year.


The goal of the University of Washington transplant nephrology program is to provide in-depth experience in transplant patient care, education and patient-centered research. Inpatient and outpatient care includes post operative management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients, consultation in liver, lung and heart transplant candidates and recipients and outpatient evaluation of post transplant recipients, living donors and recipient candidates. Lectures are provided by basic and clinical scientists and expert clinicians on immunology, pharmacology, obstetrics, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic bone disease and infectious disease topics along with sessions on post operative and maintenance transplant care.

Transplant Nephrology Faculty

Chris Blosser, MD
Niamh Kieran, MD, PhD
Nicolae Leca, MD

Transplant Surgery Faculty

Ramasamy Bahktavatsalam, MD
Andre Dick, MD, MPH
Patrick Healey, MD
Suzanna Matsen Nazarian, MD, PhD
James Perkins, MD
Jorge Reyes, MD
Stephen Rayhill, MD
Lena Sibulesky, MD

Transplant Infectious Disease

Ajit Limaye, MD

Transplant Renal Pathology

Charles Alpers, MD
Behzad Najafian, MD
Roberto Nicosia, MD, PhD
Kelly Smith, MD, PhD

2014-15 Transplant Fellow

Christopher Johnson, MD
Residency: University of Washington
Fellowship: University of Washington