Nephrology Fellowship

Nephrology Fellowship

OVERVIEW

Thank you for your interest in the Nephrology Fellowship Program at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Jacobi Medical Center is part of the North Bronx Healthcare Network, whose mission is to provide quality, cost effective primary and acute care services to our community in a respectful, professional manner, regardless of the ability to pay. In the Nephrology Division, we offer a comprehensive two year training program that comprises strong clinical nephrology complemented with patient-oriented research.

Our program accepts two fellows each year. First-year fellows divide their time equally between the inpatient clinical services at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital.  They also spend ½ day each week in a continuity ambulatory experience which continues into their second year.  The second year is divided between research, transplant nephrology, and electives. Fellows will be introduced to the outpatient hemodialysis center at Pelham Parkway Dialysis Unit located on Jacobi campus. The diverse patient population and the large volume provide a great wealth of clinical experience.  Patients and staff are also able to benefit from Jacobi’s new state-of-the art in-patient and out-patient facilities.  A combination of a hands-on learning environment, supervised autonomy, and uninterrupted didactic teaching make for an invaluable opportunity to learn Nephrology.

FELLOWSHIP GOALS 

The goal of the fellowship is to provide outstanding training in all aspects of nephrology in a nurturing academic environment including both inpatient and outpatient settings. For the inpatient exposure, fellows will be trained in the diagnosis and management of acute kidney injury, critical care nephrology, glomerular and tubulointerstitial kidney diseases, fluid-electrolyte disorders, hypertension, pregnancy, chronic and end-stage kidney disease, kidney stones, and various other renal disorders. They will also be adept in performing the procedures listed below. For the outpatient experience, fellows will have abundant exposure to the outpatient management of renal disease during their weekly continuity clinic at Jacobi Medical Center, the renal clinic at North Central Bronx, and transplant clinics both at Jacobi Medical Center and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.  In addition, the fellowship program is affiliated with Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for transplant nephrology which ensures an enriching learning experience in this field.The fellows also spend two weeks doing renal pathology in the world renowned pathology division at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in the second year.

Clinical Rotations

First Year

  • Jacobi Medical Center in-patient service
  • North Central Bronx Hospital in-patient service
  • Continuity clinic (one-half day per week)
  • Vacation (4 weeks per year)
  • Electives (two 2-week blocks)
    • Interventional radiology
    • Vascular surgery
    • Pediatric nephrology
    • Urology
    • Research exploration

Second Year

  • Research
    • Clinical
    • Translational
    • Basic Science
  • Electives (two 2-week blocks)
    • Renal pathology
    • Vascular surgery
    • Interventional radiology
    • Pediatric nephrology
    • Urology

 

  • Vacation (as per contract)
  • Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx in-patient service (two 2-week blocks)
  • Transplant Nephrology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (two months)
  • Out-patient Hemodialysis at Pelham Parkway Dialysis Unit (one shift of about 25 patients weekly

Outpatient Experience

  • Renal ambulatory continuity clinic at Jacobi Medical Center
  • Renal ambulatory clinic at North Central Bronx Hospital
  • Transplant clinic at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center (second year)
  • Transplant clinic at Jacobi Medical Center (twice a month)
  • Out-patient Hemodialysis Unit (second year)
CONFERENCES

Our educational program includes an extensive conference series that offers core knowledge, updates in nephrology, and cutting-edge research.  Attendance is mandatory for all fellows unless they are doing an off-site rotation.  Fellows are given protected time to attend conference so that they are relieved from clinical duty at those times.

  • Renal grand rounds (weekly)
  • Clinical conference (weekly, combined with Montefiore Nephrology Program twice monthly)
  • Journal club (monthly)
  • Renal pathology conference at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (twice monthly)
  • Core lecture series by Faculty (twice monthly)
PROCEDURES

Fellows will have ample opportunity to develop their skills performing the following procedures.

  • Percutaneous ultrasound guided renal biopsies of
    • native kidneys
    • transplant kidneys
  • Placement of temporary dialysis catheters
  • Acute and chronic hemodialysis
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Home hemodialysis
FACULTY

Anjali Acharya, MD

Professor of Medicine & Nephrology Fellowship Program Director

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Chief of Nephrology Division-Jacobi and North Central Bronx
anjali.acharya@nbhn.net

Naheed Ansari, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
On-site Director, North Central Bronx Hospital
naheed.ansari@nbhn.net

Belinda Jim, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
bun.jim@nbhn.net

Kisra Anis, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Pelham Parkway Dialysis Unit
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
kisra.anis@nbhn.net

Michal Packman, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
michal.packman@nbhn.net

How To Apply

All applications are accepted exclusively though ERAS.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed; USMLE scores, a complete CV, a personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, a medical school transcript, and an MSPE from your medical school are all required. We suggest that you get these all in to ERAS as soon as possible in order to ensure that your file is reviewed as early in the season as possible.

Foreign Medical Graduates requesting H-1 and J-1 Visas are considered.

We receive over 250 applications for our 2 openings. We usually interview about 10% of applicants.

Due to the large volume of applications that we review, it is not always possible for us to contact all applicants immediately. Please do not call with questions or to ask about the status of your application. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you.