Fellowship Tracks

Johns Hopkins University has an international reputation for excellence in patient care, research, and teaching.  We produce master clinicians, physician-scientists, and clinician educators. The fellowship program offers 4 training tracks, and these tracks can be modified depending on your career goals. 

  • Clinical/Epidemiological Investigation  
  • Clinician Educator  
  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Practice

Additional Tracks

Training opportunities exist in the following areas for highly qualified applicants:

Glomerular Diseases Fellowship

The complexity of glomerular disease management, in combination with the relative rarity of these conditions, requires comprehensive and integrated training to develop impactful nephrologists with the skills required to advance care for patients with these diseases. This 1 year fellowship incorporates a multidisciplinary training experience in glomerular disease care and research, immunology, renal pathology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, and immunomodulatory/immunosuppressive medication use. The Johns Hopkins University is the nation's leader in research funding, and the fellow will have access to unparalleled scientific resources for scholarly research including the Nephrology Precision Medicine Center of Excellence. From an active clinical trials program to the leading School of Public Health in the country, Johns Hopkins is a leader in patient care, research, and education.

Candidate prerequisites:

  • Completed an internal medicine residency program that is ACGME-accredited, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.
  • Prior to appointment in the glomerular diseases fellowship, the fellow must complete an ACGME-accredited nephrology fellowship training program.
  • Applicants with US work authorization (J1, H1B, etc.) are eligible to apply.

Application materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one from the general nephrology fellowship program director)
  • Personal statement

Please send application materials to Ms. Terri Hennel at [email protected]. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. John Sperati [email protected] and Dr. Duvuru Geetha [email protected].

Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design

With the launch of KidneyX, there is rapidly building interest to support innovation in Nephrology.  With support from an NIH training grant, a qualified fellow can spend the 2nd and 3rd year of fellowship pursuing a mentored program in bioengineering innovation and design.

Clinical Pharmacology

In collaboration with the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, fellows interested in clinical trials, drug development, treatment optimization, rational therapeutics, or pharmaco-epidemiology can pursue a Masters in Health Science or PhD at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Critical Care

In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fellows interested in a combined academic Critical Care – Nephrology career can apply for Nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins during their 1st year of critical care training at the NIH.

Global Health

Through support from the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship, fellows can apply for funding to support an international year during the 3rd year of fellowship to pursue global health training. In addition, fellows who are non-US residents and from focus countries may be eligible for support.