Renal Pathology Fellowship


This one- or two-year program is ACGME-accredited for one year. The fellowship combines clinical and research experience. Clinical experience includes evaluation of transplant and nontransplant renal specimens utilizing light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. The service evaluates 1400-1500 renal biopsies per year; faculty include three academic nephropathologists and a senior laboratory manager.

The fellowship is designed to provide graded clinical responsibilities, including on call coverage as the trainee gains experience. Rotations include sessions in laboratory management and quality control. The fellow participates in clinical rounds with the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Transplant Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

Research is an integral part of the fellowship and may have either a clinical or experimental emphasis, with potential for interdepartmental collaboration as well. Faculty research interests include renal transplantation, acute tubular injury, tubular transport, and glomerular disease. The trainee also participates in teaching of medical students and residents.

One position is available each year.


MD or MD/PhD, with three years AP training- board-eligible or board-certified.


To apply, please download our application form and submit it by email to the program director.

Send the application (via email) to:

Lois J. Arend, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Pathology, Pathology 709
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Phone: 443-287-0166
Fax: 410-502-5862