Transplant Nephrology Fellowship

​​The UCSD Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program Transplant Nephrology Fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Nephrology. The fellowship is one year and is designed for trainees who have completed a standard two-year nephrology fellowship and are Nephrology board eligible. The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship provides specialty training in kidney transplantation and fulfills UNOS requirements for designation as a Transplant Physician at UNOS accredited transplant programs.

The Transplant Fellow is an integral member of the transplant team and receives broad, firsthand experience and training in all aspects of kidney transplantation, from evaluation prior to transplant to management of the recipient with a failing allograft. The fellow also is trained in the evaluation and management of multi-organ transplant recipients. Designated time is spent in pathology, the HLA laboratory and at Lifesharing, the local organ procurement organization. The fellow also receives training in handling of donor offers.

The fellowship provides the opportunity for electives and involvement in clinical and basic research. The Transplant Fellow attends national AST sponsored educational programs as well as national transplant and nephrology meetings.

The fellow receives structured didactics to ensure that all important topics relevant to transplant nephrology are covered during the fellowship. Below is the conference schedule that fellows attend as part of their transplant training.

Tuesday: Selection conference 12:30-2:30
Transplant Nephrology Journal Club 2:30-3:30PM (once a month)
Clinical Case Conference 3-4PM (every other Tuesdays)
Renal Grand Rounds 4-5PM
General Nephrology Lecture Series 5-6PM

Friday: General Nephrology Lecture Series 7-8AM
Current Topics in Transplantation Lecture Series 12-1PM

Transplant Faculty
  • Mita Shah MD (Transplant Fellowship Program Director)
  • Adnan Khan MD
  • Bob Steiner MD 
  • Gerald Morris MD (HLA Director)

Past Fellows
  • Rodolfo Batarse
  • Jerry Meng
  • Mita Shah
  • Reza Elahimehr

How to apply
  1. Common Application Form
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Medical School transcripts
  4. Program Director's Letter plus 3 letters of recommendation
  5. USMLE Transcripts, and ECFMG Status Report (for foreign medical graduates only)
  6. J-1 Visa accepted
  7. Mail or email your completed application to:
Ruben Figueroa
200 West Arbor Drive, # 8409
San Diego, CA 92103

​Current Transplant Fellow

Moussa Jabbour
Hometown: Latakia, Syria
Medical School: Tishreen University
Residency: NYU School of Medicine, Brooklyn Campus NY
Why Nephrology: Renal physiology is very interesting and thought provoking.
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, hiking.
Plans After Fellowship: TBD