Nephrology Fellowship

Our renal division is rated as one of the premier programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Nephrology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is two-year program with diverse training in all aspects of kidney disease, including transplant nephrology, hypertension, inpatient care and outpatient dialysis.

Our location offers 134 critical care beds, and we have active CRRT and ECMO programs. The faculty are frequent authors on UpToDate and The Primer on kidney Disease.

Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, representing the transplant services at Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, provides a unique opportunity for fellows to gain exposure to renal transplantation. Since the inception of the institute, Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center have performed more than 3,800 kidney transplants.

We accept two fellows per year.


Our program provides training in all aspects of kidney disease, including:

  • Acid-base/electrolyte disorders
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute glomerular disease
  • Acute kidney injury
  • ICU nephrology
  • Renal replacement therapies

There is also ample exposure to renal pathology on both the inpatient and outpatient services.

Fellows participate in rotations including:

  • Inpatient consult service
  • Transplant service
  • Dialysis
  • Research

Fellows have call one day a week and one weekend a month. The average caseload depends on the rotation, but fellows are usually given interesting cases with the main objective being to further their education.

Electives offered include:

  • Renal pathology
  • Renal imaging
  • Interventional nephrology

Fellows are required to attend routine conferences, including:

  • Renal conference
  • Pathology conference
  • Chiefs conference
  • Journal club

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute conducts numerous clinical trials in kidney transplant, acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. In addition, fellows are assigned an outpatient continuity clinic and a dialysis shift, and they are encouraged to develop their own projects.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

To apply for the Baylor Dallas Nephrology Fellowship, register with National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and file your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Include your NRMP registration number on the application with all other documentation.

Application Requirements

Eligible applicants must also submit:

  • Personal statement
  • Photo
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from the chief of internal medicine at your current program
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcripts

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Stella M. Richter
Phone: 214.820.2312
Fax: 214.820.7272

Nephrology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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