Duke University Health System


Durham, NC

Date Posted

December 1, 2023

The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at Duke University Healthy center is designed to train the next generation of clinical nephrologists, medical educators, future physician-scientists, and academic leaders to launch their careers in pediatric nephrology. Thus, we emphasize our central teaching principles and values using the mnemonic of the very organ we care for RENAL-Respect diversity, Excellence in all aspects of education and research, Nurturance and mentorship, Altruistic and compassionate care, and Leadership for today and tomorrow.

Duke University is a world-class tertiary care medical center with renowned faculty and staff encompassing all disciplines of medicine and science.  The Duke Children’s Hospital has 202 inpatient beds, including a 74-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 20-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a 20-bed Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and 88 intermediate pediatric inpatient beds.  Importantly, we serve a diverse patient population and foster an encouraging clinical and academic learning environment that will prepare fellows to care for the spectrum of pediatric kidney disorders.

Our division is actively involved in multiple clinical, basic/translational, health services and quality improvement research. Our faculty have multiple NIH, industry, and foundation funded research projects. We are active participants in several reach consortia, along with the diverse research portfolio of our faculty provide fellows with ample opportunity to get robust clinical and research training.  Additionally, our division works in a highly collaborative atmosphere which allows fellows to also explore research interests outside of the division including Adult nephrology, Pediatric urology, Pediatric Rheumatology, and Abdominal Transplant Surgery.

Duke is located in Durham, a medium-sized city in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Durham is situated within a two to four-hour drive of beaches, mountains, various historical sites, Charlotte, and Washington, DC.

In summary, our fellowship program offers an active clinical program, a preeminent research experience, and a desirable place to live. We have a vibrant faculty with a wide range of clinical and research interests, set in the background of a major university and medical center where there are countless experts in numerous nephrology disease-related fields. Our goal is to tailor a fellowship program to meet your individual goals and launch your career as a pediatric nephrologist.  Please contact us if you have any further questions. We look forward to receiving your application.


For more information please email:

Reeti Kumar MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director
Box 3959 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710

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