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Nephrology Fellowship Program

Nephrology Fellowship Program

About the Program

Program director: Khaled Nashar, MD
Accreditation: ACGME
Program length: 2 years Nephrology
3 years Nephrology/Critical Care Combined Track
Fellows per year: 3

The ACGME-accredited Nephrology Fellowship program at Allegheny Health Network strives to provide an outstanding education in a nurturing environment that encourages the growth of the nephrology fellows by preparing them for a career path in clinical and academic nephrology.

Growth in knowledge base is enhanced by weekly core curriculum faculty lectures, clinical conferences, and focused discussions during inpatient and outpatient rounds. Development of clinical judgment, problem-solving skills, and experience in all of the core competencies is fostered by an environment that allows fellows appropriate independence in patient management with input from the nephrology faculty.

We invite you to download our brochure to learn more about our institution, training program, and the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.

Message from the Program Director

Khaled Nashar, MD, FASN, FNKF
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Training Program
Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium (AGH) Program
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine

Thank you for your interest in the Nephrology Fellowship at Allegheny Health Network!

The Nephrology Fellowship at AHN is a two-year ACGME-accredited subspecialty program, established in 1991. The primary objective of the nephrology program is to offer outstanding education and experience in an environment that encourages growth by preparing fellows for a career path in clinical and academic nephrology. The program provides nephrology fellows with broad clinical experiences and the resources to perform meaningful clinical research. The commitment of the faculty to teaching and research is considered to be a significant strength of the program.

The program attracts patients from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. A comprehensive curriculum has been developed to provide training in the following major areas: consultative nephrology, inpatient and outpatient dialysis and related renal replacement therapies including home hemodialysis, hypertension, and transplant nephrology. The program is closely integrated with the renal transplantation program and provides the fellows with a truly unique and valuable experience in transplantation medicine.

Fellows are provided with exciting research opportunities throughout their education. They are involved in all aspects of research, from initiation of protocol submissions to writing abstracts and posters for nephrology meetings and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

For more details on who we are and the exceptional training experience we can offer you, please explore our website, and check out our Facebook page.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Operate exclusively a consult service
  • Training that emphasizes balanced service and education
  • Excellent post-training placement
  • One-one teaching
  • Friendly environment
  • All fellows receive every Sunday off. 
  • Minimal commute (most rotations are largely at one site)
  • Train with 9 faculty members with diverse interests
  • University resources in a community hospital
  • Opportunity for combined Nephrology/CCM training
  • Dedicated office space for each fellow
  • Access to the STAR simulation Center, with endoscopic simulators
  • Monthly meal ticket allowance
  • Annual GME allowance for meetings, textbooks, etc.

Observers & Medical Students

We encourage observers and fourth-year medical students who are interested in Internal Medicine or Nephrology to consider an elective rotation at Allegheny General Hospital in Nephrology or a subspecialty elective.

Contact Us

Sara Coulter, Program Coordinator
Phone: 412.359.4008
Fax: 412.359.4136

Mailing address:
Allegheny General Hospital
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, 4th Floor South Tower
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212