Renal Pathology Fellowship
Medical Renal Pathology is a highly specialized field requiring rigorous training and adequate exposure to a broad spectrum of diagnoses. At Stanford we offer a dedicated Renal Pathology Fellowship that will provide in-depth training in medical renal pathology with the goal of becoming a specialist in the field.
The Stanford Renal Pathology Service is enriched with high volume of native and transplant biopsies, several received in consultation from extended geographic region within the Bay Area.
The renal pathology fellow will have opportunities for learning in a multidisciplinary setting from leaders in the field of Nephrology (adult & pediatric), Transplant surgery, Histocompatibility and Immunodiagnosis.
Graduated responsibility opportunities include a Junior Attending rotation, presenting at various weekly, monthly and biannual biopsy conferences, teaching responsibilities, and service as a point person and consultant on renal pathology-related issues.
Elective time can be used to pursue additional subspecialty training in other areas or to work on research projects.
Departmental resources and support are available for clinicopathologic and translational research projects.
The Department of Pathology accepts one renal pathology fellow per year.
Stanford establishes PGY levels for new fellows based on the successful completion of all prerequisite training required for entry into your fellowship program. Stanford does not recognize additional training beyond the prerequisite training requirements when establishing the PGY level for entry into the program.
During their year-long fellowship, Renal Pathology Fellows will spend their time on the following rotations:
- Renal Biopsy service fellowship rotation (consults, in house cases, second reviews, weekly clinical biopsy review coverage, overall service point person)
- “Junior Attending” rotation (fellow reviews cases with rotating residents at “sign-out” and works up cases as if going to finalize independently, with hand-off to renal pathology faculty for report finalization and discussion)
- Electron Microscopy Lab
- Stanford Histocompatibility, Immunogenetics, and Disease Profiling Laboratory
- Vacation and educational/conference leave (4 weeks total)
Positions for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 have been filled.
Send application, CV, letter of intent, 3 references and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Neeraja Kambham, MD
Professor of Pathology
Program Director, Renal Pathology Fellowship
Director, Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Mohammad Obeidat, MD (2022-2023)
Rachelle Gietzan, MD (2023-2024)