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Welcome to Tulane Nephrology. If you are ready to spend two years not just learning and mastering the basics of clinical nephrology, including acid-base and electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, hemo- and peritoneal dialysis, point-of-care ultrasonography, and transplant nephrology, but all the complementary skills necessary to launch a great career then Tulane Nephrology is for you. In addition to the core curriculum, our fellows are introduced to an exciting new “lagniappe” series that focuses on social determinants of health, patient engagement, and additional skill training to complement their clinical skills.
When I first visited Tulane, I knew this program was different. I came here in 2009 as a resident and have not left since. The city, the people, and the connections I have made are why. This is a world-class city with a Caribbean-cool feeling and more festivals than weekends. With diverse restaurants that are some of the best in the country, New Orleans is a foodie’s paradise. And if food somehow is not your thing, the music scene should keep you moving.
If our innovative curriculum or amazing city does not pull you in, the amazing people will. I have been too patient’s weddings, birthdays, and funerals. I have made a connection to the patients that I feel I would have never made anywhere else.
I hope you have a chance to come to see what makes our program and city so special.
A strong relationship with the School of Public Health provides research opportunities for epidemiological studies. A Center of Excellence in Hypertension strengthens research conferences and provides additional research opportunities. A close relationship with Pediatric Nephrology gives fellows access to experts in the field of Pediatric Nephrology. A diverse patient population provides unique clinical opportunity.
The first year of the Nephrology & Hypertension fellowship is spent learning clinical skills through Tulane University Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charity Hospital of New Orleans and the Outpatient Dialysis Unit - all of which are adjacent to the medical school. This is a formative year during which the fellow is expected to master the basic aspects of clinical nephrology, including acid-base and electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, hemo- and peritoneal dialysis, renal biopsy and transplant nephrology.
The MCLNO and VA clinics provide a wealth of clinical material. The patient population seen in these facilities provides unparalleled opportunity for the fellow to experience all aspects of nephrology.
The second year of the fellowship offers increased teaching and clinical responsibilities, as well as the time and mentorship so that trainees may achieve research and publication goals through basic science research in the labs and clinical research studies.
Adrian Baudy, MD
Program Director, Nephrology Training Program