Welcome and thank you for considering WVU for your Nephrology Fellowship!

Our primary purpose is to train outstanding clinical nephrologists that are ready to tackle the challenges of nephrology. The WVU nephrology fellowship program is a versatile and robust clinical and academic training program that serves an extensive geographic area ranging from north central West Virginia to western Maryland, southwestern Pennsylvania, and southeastern Ohio. Our main hospital, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, is a 690-bed quaternary center, the hub for 19 network hospitals, and the home to the WVU Cancer Institute, Critical Care and Trauma Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute, and WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute which brings in expert faculty in every field. This allows for exposure to a vast variety of pathology and the ability to deliver care at multiple levels ranging from the outreach settings to the inpatient critical care level. 

Specific to Nephrology, we have a strong and growing home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis program. West Virginia has the highest home hemodialysis utilization rate and among the highest peritoneal dialysis utilization, as seen in the most recent USRDS report (2020). We also offer multiple outreach kidney disease clinics providing health care to a substantial area of the state. We have specialized stone and hypertension clinics to serve our patients. We also have a high prevalence of ANCA vasculitis, so fellows easily become comfortable managing complex glomerulonephritides.

Our program supports four fellows in its ACGME accredited two-year fellowship. Our two-year, structured curriculum has a strong focus on clinical nephrology as well as ample opportunity to participate in clinical research and quality improvement. We are proud of our greater than 95% nephrology board pass rate. There are ample opportunities to participate in medical student and resident education, preparing you for a potential academic career.

Our 14 faculty members, all with strong clinical and educational backgrounds from across the country, provide supervision in all rotations. The size of our program allows for close mentoring relationships to develop with the faculty members. Our doors are truly always open to help with any type of problem.

Morgantown, West Virginia is consistently ranked among the "best small cities to live" in the US. It is a college town with much to do! Home to West Virginia University athletics, the city becomes the focus of the entire state on football Saturdays. Outdoor activities available in and around Morgantown are among the best in the country. From skiing, hiking, boating, rock climbing, the possibilities are endless. Tourists from around the country continue to flock to West Virginia to take in the breathtaking beauty. As a college town, the diversity offers endless cultural, dining, and entertainment opportunities. We are also only a 1-hour drive to Pittsburgh and just over 3 hours to the Baltimore/Washington DC area. Learn about Your Morgantown Experience and begin planning your future.

We look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Anthony Parravani, Program Director

Dr. Jennifer Bergeron, Assistant Program Director

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