Nephrology Fellowship

A two-year Nephrology training program offering comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of adult nephrology focusing on fellowship education and experience.

One-On-One Training in Public Environments

About Our Program

Hennepin County Medical Center has a history of training nephrology fellows for over three decades. We are now reintroducing our own dedicated fellowship program in conjunction with the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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Fellows will have an opportunity to evaluate and manage patients with the vast array of acute and chronic renal diseases, glomerular disease, hypertension, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders that typify the spectrum of disorders seen at a large metropolitan county hospital, a large VA hospital and an active renal transplant program. Fellows will care for patients in specialty clinics such as post-kidney transplant clinic, the kidney transplant evaluation clinic, the general nephrology clinic, the mineral metabolism clinic, and the home hemodialysis and outpatient peritoneal dialysis clinics.

Fellows on the inpatient service will gain extensive experience in a broad range of acute nephrological issues and interventions, including renal replacement therapies (e.g., CRRT, conventional hemodialysis, slow low-efficiency dialysis, and peritoneal dialysis). Fellows will also gain experience in therapeutic apheresis and exchange transfusion procedures, and will, under direct supervision, perform all necessary procedures including central line placement for dialysis catheters and ultrasound-guided kidney biopsy.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Commitment to education. Training isn't a sideline at HCMC; it's a core part of our culture, reflected in our emphasis on learning, innovation, and collaboration. Nearly 300 physicians study with us each year as residents, fellows, and medical students. The nephrology division has 13 full time staff members dedicated to patient care and medical training.
  • Individual attention and leadership. Fellows will have a staff dedicated to the educational mission of the nephrology fellowship. All the educational experiences and clinical encounters will thus give broad exposure and training for producing highly qualified nephrologists ready to practice or pursue additional clinical or research training.
  • Work-life balance. Fellows learn and work in a fostering environment that prioritizes work-life balance. Fellows take overnight call one weeknight per week and cover hospital services one weekend per month. Inpatient services are structured to function independent of fellow coverage, allowing fellows the flexibility to take time off or vacation without needing to arrange coverage.
  • Cutting-edge equipment and procedures. Our facilities and our curriculum integrate the latest technology. Fellows will have access and utilize a state of the art Patient Simulation Center. They will gain experience in the use of bedside ultrasound in volume assessment and dialysis catheter placement. They also have access to education from a dedicated regional renal pathology department.
  • Clinical research opportunities. The Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG), formed by HCMC nephrologists to investigate public health issues related to chronic illnesses and treatment, enriches the training experience by giving fellows access to skilled research mentors. Under a multimillion-dollar contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the research group has served as the Coordinating Center and the Cardiovascular Disease Special Studies Center for the US Renal Data System (USRDS). Currently, the research group operates the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), which maintains the database for all solid organ transplant statistics and information in the U.S. A variety of other investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored projects are also ongoing, providing Fellows with the opportunity for scholarly productivity.

About Our Facilities

Fellows rotate between two leading hospitals in Minneapolis to experience firsthand the day-to-day operations of major public hospitals.

Transplant Program

HCMC's comprehensive fellowship also has an active kidney transplant program with four transplant and vascular access surgeons. Fellows will be able to experience the transplantation process including renal transplant surgery, induction therapy, acute and chronic follow up and associated complications. Fellows will perform and interpret transplant kidney biopsies.

Nephropathology Program

HCMC as a dedicated Renal Pathology program with three nephropathologists. All Fellows will have an opportunity to participate in a month-long nephropathology rotation, reading both local as well as nationally-referred cases.

Contact us

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Danelle Sullivan

Program Coordinator
Phone: 612-873-8723

Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Avenue, O5
Minneapolis MN 55415


Dr. Keith Eidman, MD
Program Director


Dr. Saugar Maripuri, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director

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Dr. Allyson Hart, MD, MS
Associate Program Director