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Transplant Nephrology Fellowship

The UCSD Kidney Transplant 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.

  • Selection Conference
  • Transplant Nephrology Journal Club (Once a Month)
  • Clinical Case Conference (Every Other Tuesday)
  • Renal Grand Rounds
  • General Nephrology Lecture Series
  • General Nephrology Lecture Series
  • Current Topics in Transplantation Lecture Series
​Once a Month
  • ​Transplant Biopsy Conference

​Transplant Nephrology Faculty

Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program Director

Former Transplant Nephrology Fellows

Rodolfo Batarse
  • Staff, Desert Kidney Care

​Reza Elahimehr
  • Staff, Scripps San Diego

​Moussa Jabbour
  • Faculty, UC San Diego

Jerry Meng
  • Staff, Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute

​Mita Shah
  • Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology, UC San Diego
  • Associate Medical Director of Lifesharing
  • HS Clinical Professor, UC San Diego

How to Apply

(Transplant Nephrology Fellowship spots are currently full. We will start accepting fellowship applications in September of 2021 for July of 2022 program entry, provided funding is available. Fellowship trainee spots are dependent on funding, which varies by year.)
  1. Application available on this webpage in September 
  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. Email or mail your completed application to:
Raeann Miller
200 West Arbor Drive, MPF LL030  #8409
San Diego, CA 92103

​Please don't hesitate to contact our Transplant Nephrology Fellowship manager, Raeann Miller, for any inquiries on our program:

Tel: 619-543-4619

Also visit our UC San Diego kidney transplantation clinical webpage here.