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Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

About Our Fellowship

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Meet our Nephrology fellowship program director and current fellows in the Department of Nephrology at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the School of Community Medicine, we aim to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse group of resident physicians of the highest caliber who will be shaping the future of healthcare and improving the health of our community. We work in partnership with the largest hospital systems in the areas, Hillcrest Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center and Ascension St. John Medical Center, in addition to participating in multiple clinics throughout Tulsa.

The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology and Hypertension provides a two-year ACGME accredited fellowship in nephrology.

The primary goal of the program is to graduate individuals who are skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate nephrologists.  Those who complete the program will be well prepared to pass the subspecialty certifying examination and will demonstrate the analytical and procedural skills needed to pursue a career in nephrology practice. 

To achieve these objectives, the program emphasizes a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology and clinical aspects of nephrology, including the entire spectrum of renal, electrolyte, acid-base, and hypertensive disorders as well as provides extensive exposure to inpatient and consultative nephrology.  Appropriate attention is devoted to the conceptual and procedural aspects of renal replacement therapy including various forms of peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and renal transplantation.  Fellows also have the opportunity to learn interventional nephrology techniques, including tunneled catheter placement and arteriovenous fistula and graft declotting and balloon angioplasty. The program offers adequate opportunities for basic and clinical research.  


Fellows are assigned to the nephrology hospital service during the first year. The second year is focused on research, ambulatory rotations and elective months in which rotations are selected to suit personal career interests. Fellows are given ample opportunities to develop their teaching skills by being involved in education of medical students, physician assistants and residents.

The majority of the fellowship experience is at the OU–Tulsa campus, Saint John Medical Center and Hillcrest Hospital.  The transplant experience is provided at the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

The program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

 Mission Statement:

 *  Provide the highest level of medical care to patients

*  Advance the art and science of nephrology through research and discovery

*  Train physicians to become leaders in the science of medicine and nephrology

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