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Welcome New Fellows 2016!

New Fellows 2016

Nephrology Transplant Fellowship Program


The Johns Hopkins Nephrology Fellowship Program is one the nation’s premier renal training programs.  The goal of the program is to educate physicians to be clinically outstanding nephrologists, skilled in investigative methods and teaching, and capable of life-long learning. This goal is accomplished through rigorous clinical training in nephrology and through abundant opportunities for professional development through programs geared towards individuals interested in clinical practice, education, and investigation at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Program Overview

The Program is 2 – 4 years in length depending on the trainee’s interest and consists of three tracks: basic science research, clinical/ epidemiological research, and clinical education.  The first year is dedicated to clinical training through various inpatient consultation services, inpatient renal transplantation service, weekly outpatient continuity clinic, direct experience in the various modalities of renal replacement therapy and renal procedures, and electives through other subspecialties important in clinical renal practice.  The second year and optional third/ fourth years are designed to further develop and hone clinical, educational, and research skills with the emphasis depending upon the fellow’s career goals.

The program attracts a diverse group of applicants.  Our fellows come from training programs across the United States and have a wide array of clinical and research interests, including clinical epidemiological research, translational research, medical education, and program building.


The Program is designed for trainees who seek comprehensive training of the highest quality in nephrology. Our mission is to educate physicians who are clinically outstanding in the field of nephrology in a variety of settings and who possess habits of life-long learning to augment their skills and professionalism. The Program emphasizes scholarship and development of critical analysis of clinical problems.


For more information on clinical science training opportunities available to advanced fellows, please visit the Welch Center website.

Fellowship Administration

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Fine, Derek Michael, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Fresenius Kidney Care Caroline Street
Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
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Knicely, Daphne Harrington, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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Sozio, Stephen Martin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Epidemiology Course
Nathans Faculty Leader, Colleges Advisory Program
Appointment Phone: 410-550-1800
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Barbara Carson

Barbara Carson

Nephrology Fellowship Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Appointment Phone: 410-502-7070


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