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Welcome to the Division of Nephrology!

Message from the Chief

The Division of Nephrology provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient nephrology consultative, follow-up and dialysis services to patients. Since 1999, the Nephrology Division has included a hypertension section and has had fulltime dedicated transplant nephrologists on faculty in conjunction with the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program. The Division continues to position itself for the future.

Division faculty members are active participants in both basic science and clinical research, as well as teaching at all levels of medical education. Faculty participate in medical student education during years 2, 3 and 4. Rutgers PharmD students rotate through inpatient and outpatient Nephrology clinical services.

Residents can take nephrology or renal transplant electives and also participate in the educational conferences of the fellowship program.

Both clinical and research training are integral components of the Nephrology fellowship program. Fellows are required to publish a research study in order to graduate from the program. For this reason, each fellow is provided with six months of dedicated research time as part of their fellowship.

Gertrude S. Lefavour, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Acting Division Chief