The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Residency Matching Program for Pediatric Nephrology. The goal of the fellowship program is to train pediatric nephrologists to achieve high competence in patient care, renal research, and education.

The program will offer a rich educational environment and resources to ensure successful completion of the training. Both hands-on learning and didactic teaching will be emphasized. A rigorous curriculum has been constructed for fellows to learn to diagnose and to treat children with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic kidney diseases. The fellows will be fully engaged in inpatient and outpatient services, consultations, dialysis, and renal transplantation. In addition, rotations through Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Radiology, Pathology, and the Center for Glomerular Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at Columbia University are integrated into the curriculum. The unique opportunity of working with world-renowned nephrologists with expertise in glomerular diseases will have significant impact on the education and the future careers of our trainees.

The fellows will have access to many outstanding basic and clinical researchers on the Columbia campus for guidance in choosing areas of research interest. Protected research time will be provided with the ultimate goal of transitioning fruitful results into future independent research. Some of the specific areas of laboratory and clinical researches include acute kidney injury; kidney and genitourinary tract development; glomerular diseases; transplant immunology; Genetics; and studies in renal biomarkers and new treatments for acute and chronic kidney disease. Fellows will be assigned a research mentor. An oversight committee will be formed to monitor progress in completing a specific research project. Didactic lectures will be provided for learning how to prepare manuscripts and write grant applications.

The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program at Columbia University will not only incorporate current training standards, but will also provide state-of-the art patient care and research to enrich our fellows’ training experience.

How to Apply to the Program

Applications to our fellowship are processed through the (Electronic Residency Application Service) ERAS system. Applicants who wish to apply to our program should do so through ERAS: Materials are accepted during the summer and early fall of the year preceding the start of fellowship – i.e. applications will be accepted starting in July of 2013 for fellowship positions beginning in 2014. Persons who wish to apply must be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics: Please note that a completed application includes:

  • Completed ERAS forms
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one letter from the applicant's Department Chairman or Residency Director
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Additional information, such as personal statements and manuscript reprints are welcomed.

Acceptances to the fellowship are made through the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please refer to the NRMP website for details about the match submission deadline.

Columbia University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital are equal opportunity employers; applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Please note that Columbia University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital do not sponsor H1B visa trainees.

At any time if you'd like to speak to the Program Director about our program, please contact Dr. Fangming Lin at 212-305-0793 or email her at or Associate Fellowship Program Dr. Natalie U at