Nephrology Research Fellowship Program


The Nephrology Research Training Program is 2-3 years in duration and funded by an institutional NIH grant. It is designed to provide a solid grounding in research methodology and launch fellows on a career of productive investigation in epidemiology, clinical trials, outcomes analysis and database research.

Fellows conduct course work in statistics, epidemiology, study design, grant writing, ethics and a variety of electives at the Sackler School of Graduate of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University leading to a Master of Science degree in Clinical Care Research.  Fellows also perform thesis work to develop mastery of a field, and mentored research with a team of statisticians and domain experts.

World-renowned experts in the fields of chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease in kidney disease, guideline development and implementation, kidney transplantation, polycystic kidney disease, hypertension, acute kidney injury and kidney stones are strengths of the Program. Two years of clinical-research may be combined with a year of clinical training for subspecialty board eligibility in nephrology.


How to Apply

Applications for our Fellowship Training Programs are processed by ERAS. Prospective applicants should visit to register. We strongly suggest all application material be submitted by July 1, 2014 to allow for prompt consideration. Deserving applicants will be invited for interviews between September and October 2014, with positions offered in December 2014 through the match. Applicants interested in possible openings in July 2014 or a clinical-research position for 2015 should contact the program directly.

Scott J. Gilbert, MD
Fellowship Director
William B. Schwartz Division of Nephrology
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street, #391
Boston, MA 02111
617-636-8329 (fax)

Preparing trainees to become leaders.

Our current fellows are getting the research and clinical experience they need to have lifelong, successful careers in Nephrology.

Current Trainees