Fellowship Training Program

Fellowship Leadership

Michael Melamed
Michal L. Melamed, M.D., M.H.S.

Fellowship Program Director
Clinical Research

Neelja Kumar
Neelja D. Kumar, M.D.

Assistant Program Director
Clinical Nephrology
Co-Director, Renal Fellowship

Jyotsana Thakkar
Jyotsana Thakkar, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Program Director
Co-Director, Renal Fellowship

Evelyn Correa
Evelyn Correa

Fellowship Program Manager

Einstein-Montefiore Nephrology Fellowship at a Glance

History

  • Fifty- one years of continuous fellowship training since 1969, with approximately 194 fellows trained

Hospital and Faculty

  • Two hospitals, Montefiore (Moses) and Weiler, are both administered as Montefiore Medical Center with approximately 1,000 total beds
  • Twenty-six full-time faculty members, many with local and national leadership roles in medicine and nephrology

Fellowship Details

  • Four first-year and four second-year fellows
  • First-year fellows rotate through 4 services: ICU service, Moses Consults, Weiler Consults, Weiler dialysis. Additional rotations in first year: transplant and elective
  • Second-year fellows have 8 months of dedicated research time in addition to rotations in transplant and other electives including in Critical Care Medicine
  • Night float system (from home) for the first 6 months of the year, after January, call is every 4th night from home
  • Optional third year available for training in transplant, research with availability for a Master’s degree in Clinical Investigation, and support for Critical Care fellowship
  • Hospital consults include the full range of Nephrology including ICU nephrology (CRRT, ECMO), glomerulonephritis, kidney disease in pregnancy, onco-nephrology, and others

Transplantation

  • 185 kidney transplants performed in 2019
  • Six full time clinical transplant nephrologists and 4 transplant surgeons
  • Active pancreas, liver, lung and heart transplant programs
  • Transplant fellowship available

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

  • Approximately 1000 ESRD patients cared for by full-time faculty
  • Peritoneal dialysis program and home hemodialysis program

Specialty Clinics

  • Kidney Care Program: multidisciplinary care clinic for patients with CKD stage 4 and 5
  • Kidney Stone Clinic: staffed jointly by nephrology and urology faculty
  • HIV Kidney Clinic: Nephrologist embedded in largest HIV clinic in New York State

Research

  • Five basic or applied laboratories run by faculty
  • Seven faculty members with Masters Degrees and active clinical and epidemiologic research
  • Multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other research grants including an NIH T32 training grant for training of post-doctoral fellows in research

Admission & Application

Admission Requirements
Post-doctoral fellowship training in nephrology requires as a prerequisite that the trainee complete sufficient post-graduate training in Internal Medicine to be certifiable by the ABIM. If the trainee is internationally trained, his or her training must be equivalent.

Four fellows matriculate into the fellowship program each year.
For more information contact our Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Michal L. Melamed at michal.melamed@einsteinmed.org.

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