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Second Year Clinical Training Program

Future Fellowship Graduates for 2015!

July 2013 New Fellows

The second year clinical experience is designed to build upon skills acquired during first year primarily through a wide array of outpatient clinical rotations.

  • Outpatient Chronic Hemodialysis

Through this experience, fellows along with a dedicated attending manage a cohort of patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis in the ambulatory setting for 3 to 6 months, depending on their career goals. Clinical issues encountered during this rotation include:

o Hemodialysis initiation
o Hemodialysis prescription and evaluation of adequacy
o Management and evaluation of vascular access and related complications
o Work-up and management of anemia
o Work-up and management of mineral bone disease and related complications
o Evaluation and management of risk factors for cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease
o Evaluation and management of nutritional issues unique to patients receiving chronic hemodialysis
o Transplant referral and evaluation

  • Outpatient Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Rotation and Home Hemodialysis

During this rotation, fellows will follow a cohort of patients undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis under the supervision of a dedicated attending. Skills gained during this experience include:

o Evaluation of potential candidates for home dialysis therapies
o Referral, evaluation, and management of peritoneal dialysis catheters
o Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis complications
o Evaluation and management of nutritional issues unique to patients receiving home dialysis therapies
o Transplant referral and evaluation

  • Ambulatory Continuity Clinic

As in the first year, fellows will evaluate and manage ambulatory patients with various renal issues longitudinally under the supervision of nephrology attendings in this one-half day weekly clinic.  Renal issues encountered during this clinic are the same as those in the first year.

  • Ambulatory Subspecialty Renal Clinic

Second year fellows may also elect to follow outpatients in nephrology subspecialty clinics and/ or renal transplant clinic with nephrology faculty to gain additional specialized longitudinal experience. Subspecialty clinics available include:

o Inherited renal diseases
o Lupus nephritis
o Nephrolithiasis
o Vasculitis
o Secondary hypertension
o HIV-related kidney disease
o Retroperitoneal fibrosis
o Nephrotic syndrome

 Fellowship Alumni

Nada Alachkar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kerri L. Cavanaugh, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Teresa K. Chen, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Clarissa J. Diamantidis, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine

Uzoamaka O. Edeani, MD
Clinical Research Associate
National Institutes of Health

Michelle M. Estrella, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Joseph Eustace, MD, MHS
Consultant
Renal Medicine
Cork University Hospital

Derek M. Fine, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Matthew Foy, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Nephrology
LSU Health Sciences Center

John J. Friedewald, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Morgan Grams, MD, PhD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Judit Gordon-Cappitelli, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Gaurav Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Joshua D. King, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Navin Jaipaul, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Tanya Johns, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Michal L. Melamed, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine of Epidemiology and Population Health
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Nephrology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Milagros (Millie) D. Samaniego-Picota, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Kidney and Kidney Pancrease Transplantation
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Paul J. Scheel, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Ronald R. Peterson Professor of Nephrology
Director, Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Julia J. Scialla, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Duke University School of Medicine

Sanjeev R. Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Tariq Shafi, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stephen M. Sozio, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

C. John Sperati, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Richard Ugarte, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Terry Watnick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, PKD Center
Division of Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Joseph A. Vassalotti
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Sana Waheed, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Divisions of Nephrology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Nancy Xu, MD
Medical Officer
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration

Learn more about our opportunities for education: 

Fellowship Options
Transplant Fellowship
Nephrology Fellowship Tracks

Clinical Training
First Year
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Conferences
Supervision
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