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Fellowship Training

The Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at IU School of Medicine is a three-year program that provides extensive training in all areas of clinical nephrology and gives fellows the opportunity to participate in clinical or basic science research. Training is divided into one year of clinical work and two years of research. This program is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Faculty educators in this pediatric specialty area are committed to including fellows as part of the team, understanding that fellows are an important part of improving the care for children with kidney disease. Some will discover scientific break-throughs; some may change legislation and policy; others will work on quality improvement and clinical research. Each and every one will contribute to the advancement of treating pediatric nephrology patients.

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension conducts robust basic science and clinical research, and the nephrology fellowship program develops academic pediatric nephrologists who go on to establish independent careers within the areas of their research interests. Fellows can obtain a Masters degree through the Clinical Investigator Training Enhancement Program during their two years of research training. The Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension covers the cost of this program for interested fellows.

Apply for Fellowship

Physicians interested in applying for the Pediatrics Nephrology Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine should submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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Hear what the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship program has to offer.

A fellow speaks with a patient in the clinic

Advanced Pediatric Training with Renowned Experts

Nephrology specialists at Riley Hospital for Children treat all forms of pediatric kidney disease and are national and international experts in hypertension, congenital kidney disease, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, end-stage kidney disease and glomerulopathies. Fellows have the opportunity to be mentored by any faculty on campus, including Pediatric Nephrology clinical faculty, who collaborate with the Internal Medicine Nephrology program at IU School of Medicine and their Indiana O’Brien Center for Advanced Microscopic Analysis.

Program Leadership

The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship is led by Program Director Andrew Schwaderer, MD, Associate Program Director Myda Khalid, MD, and Fellowship Coordinator Lyn Terrell.

38875-Schwaderer, Andrew

Andrew L. Schwaderer, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

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20757-Khalid, Myda

Myda Khalid, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Lyn Terrell, pediatric fellowship coordinator

Lyn Terrell

Fellowship Coordinator

lynterre@iu.edu

Training Goals

The Pediatric Nephrology fellowship develops academic pediatric nephrologists with well-defined areas of academic/research/clinical interests by the time of graduation. During the clinical year, fellows learn how to prescribe all forms of acute renal replacement therapy, including CVVH, Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis. They also become proficient at managing chronic outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Fellows must submit one first-authored manuscript during the fellowship as required by the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition fellows broaden other scholarship skills that include (but are not limited to) participating and presenting at national conferences, grant writing and contributing to multicenter studies. An assigned research mentor guides each fellow through these processes.

Current Fellow

60489-Goswami, Shrea

Shrea Goswami, MBBS

PGY 4

Medical School:  Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Residency: Case Western Reserve University- Metrohealth Medical Centre
Hobbies: cooking, movie buff, singing 

Research/QI Interests: Interested in doing translational/clinical research in neonatal kidney, kidney transplant/immunology. I am still exploring other areas of interest.

Why Pediatric Nephrology? I love the pathophysiology of kidney and enjoy challenging myself by thinking about it. It is a special field, as it combines complexity and acuity in a big plate and you can take varying bites from it. The opportunity of taking care of chronic/complex patients who make it seem unassumingly simple is very unique as well. There is also tremendous research opportunity in the field.

Why IU/Riley? Riley has a large patient volume and pathology which will help me be comfortable for the next phase of my career. Despite being a big place, people are very friendly allowing me to learn and thrive in a conducive environment.

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Clinical Experience

Clinical training for the pediatric nephrology fellowship program is comprised of one year of combined inpatient, outpatient and elective experience.
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Research Training

The pediatric nephrology fellowship program enables trainees to participate in clinical, translational or bench research, establishing the foundation for a strong academic career.
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Diversity

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to recruiting a diverse group of individuals for fellowship. To learn more about diversity initiatives at the department and school level, follow the links below.

GME Diversity

Pediatrics Diversity