Clinical rotations take place at University of Illinois Hospital, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. All three hospitals are in close geographic proximity. The University of Illinois Hospital is a tertiary care referral center and provides the opportunity for training in transplantation medicine and continuous renal replacement therapies. At the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, fellows are exposed to geriatric nephrology and patients with a spectrum of kidney disease. The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County is a safety-net hospital providing care to a diverse of population of patients with glomerular disease.
Renal/Hypertension Continuity Clinic
For the duration of the fellowship training, trainees follow a panel of patients with the full range of kidney disease.
Longitudinal Hemodialysis Clinic
Fellows follow a panel of chronic hemodialysis patients and lead a monthly interdisciplinary patient care conference in which they present care plans and review laboratory data.
Longitudinal Home Dialysis Clinic
For one year of training, fellows are assigned a panel of peritoneal and home hemodialysis patients.
Fellows have the opportunity to do both clinical and basic science research. Clinical research studies include the ongoing NIH sponsored Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, Hispanic CRIC, Mexican CRIC, and the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. In addition, the UIC School of Public Health offers a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science. An ongoing affiliation with the Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center affords further opportunities in health services research targeted at chronic and end-stage renal disease. A T32 Training Program in health disparities also affords two years of research support for nephrology fellows for research focused on disparities in chronic kidney disease. Basic science research opportunities are available in different areas including cell biology, autoimmunity, acute kidney injury, integrative systems biology and bioinformatics.