Nephrology

The goal of the nephrology fellowship program at Harlem Hospital Center is to provide the fellow with the opportunity to become competent in all aspects of clinical nephrology. At the end of the two years of training, the fellow will be proficient in the evaluation, management and prevention of the following disorders:

  • Disorders of mineral metabolism, including nephrolithiasis and renal osteodystrophy
  • Disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base regulation
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure and its management by conservative methods, including nutritional management of uremia
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Renal disorders of pregnancy
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Tubulo-interstitial renal diseases, including inherited diseases of transport, cystic
  • diseases, and other congenital disorders
  • Glomerular and vascular diseases, including the glomerulonephritides, diabetic nephropathy, and athero-embolic renal disease
  • Disorders of drug metabolism and renal drug toxicity

At the end of the two years of training the fellow will proficient, including the indications, contraindications, complications, and interpretation of results, in the following procedures:

  • Urinalysis
  • Percutaneous biopsy of the kidney
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Placement of temporary vascular access for hemodialysis and related procedures
  • Acute and chronic hemodialysis as well as CRRT
  • Placement of peritoneal catheters
  • Renal ultrasound