The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now offering a one-year fellowship in dialysis. This is a combined Clinical Instructor/Fellow position.

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop expertise in all aspects of dialysis, including modality education, transition of care to end stage kidney disease, in-center dialysis, with an emphasis on home dialysis, and dialysis access.

In addition to clinical responsibilities, they will learn about administrative duties and how to develop and complete research projects. This is a great way to launch a career as educators and leaders in the field of dialysis.

The faculty and staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offer years of experience and expertise in dialysis and a great environment in which to learn and practice medicine. We have a long-standing home dialysis program with more than 120 patients on peritoneal dialysis and more than 10 patients on home hemodialysis. We are developing a transitional care unit to continue growth in this area.




There are 10 adult nephrologists that round in the home dialysis unit and 7 adult nephrologists rounding in our outpatient in-center dialysis units. Fellows will also work with our transplant surgery colleagues to observe hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis access placement.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is located in Nashville, TN, which offers a vibrant downtown, music and sporting events, and close proximity to beautiful state parks.  


We are now accepting applications for our Dialysis Fellowship for July 2023-2024               

Application Instructions:

Please provide your CV, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation via email to or mail to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dialysis Fellowship, Att: Lindsey Schindler, 1161 21st Ave. S., MCN S-3307, Nashville, TN 37232. Note: We are currently unable to accommodate candidates who require a J1 Visa.



Meet our Team:    

"T. Alp Ikizler, MD"
T. Alp Ikizler, MD
Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Professor of Medicine
"Osama El Sham6, MD"
Osama El Shamy, MD
Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine
"Megha Salani, MD"
Megha Salani, MD
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Lindsey Schindler
Program Manager