The Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship training program is designed to train pediatricians in clinical and research skills so they can develop into excellent clinical nephrologists, outstanding researchers and educators. We also have an active combined Medicine-Pediatrics Nephrology Fellowship training program.
While all nephrology fellows will gain extensive experience in the evaluation and management of high blood pressure in children and teens, our program uniquely offers an opportunity for a special concentration in pediatric hypertension. Fellows who choose this clinical path will receive additional intensive training and experience in our dedicated hypertension clinics. In addition, specialized training in the use and analysis of ambulatory blood pressure monitors and the potential to become an ASH Clinical Specialist in Hypertension is available.
We benefit from being a part of the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center. Our inclusion in these exceptional academic facilities of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston allows our fellows to seamlessly collaborate with mentors beyond the Department of Pediatrics, including the Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine, the Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Molecular Medicine, and the School of Public Health. Our 3 year curriculum combines structured didactics, a busy clinical service, and mentored scholarly activities. The fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).