Fellowship Program Leadership

Director-
Matthew A. Sparks, MD

Associate Director-
Harpreet Singh, MD

Associate Director-
Christina Wyatt, MD

Program Coordinator-
Marianne Drexler

Chief Fellow-
Rasha Raslan, MD

Welcome Duke Nephrology Fellows: Match 2023

Welcome 2023 Fellowship Applicants

The Duke nephrology fellowship is a 2-3 year program that provides a unique experience to guide careers in nephrology. The goal of our program is to provide a comprehensive learning environment that places the fellow at the center of our program. The Duke Nephrology Training Program is committed to diversity, work-life balance, education, and career development. We have a long-standing track record of success in producing leaders in the field of nephrology- whether that is in private practice, academia, research, or industry. We believe that each fellow follows a unique path and as such have developed our fellowship program with that goal in mind. We will match 5 fellowship positions each year and feature a night float system.

Take a look at a day in the life of a nephrology fellow at Duke.

Duke uses holistic review of applicants for fairness and thoughtful review.

We have a unique culture at Duke and strive to ensure each fellow will achieve their desired goal.

For more information about how to apply or how the interview day is constructed click here.

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Matthew A. Sparks, MD, Program Director
Harpreet Singh, MD, Associate Program Director
Christina Wyatt, MD, Associate Program Director

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Welcome Duke Nephrology Fellows: Match 2022

Welcome 2022 Fellowship Applicants

The Duke nephrology fellowship is a 2-3 year program that provides a unique experience to guide careers in nephrology. The goal of our program is to provide a comprehensive learning environment that places the fellow at the center of our program. The Duke Nephrology Training Program is committed to diversity, work-life balance, education, and career development. We have a long-standing track record of success in producing leaders in the field of nephrology- whether that is in private practice, academia, research, or industry. We believe that each fellow follows a unique path and as such have developed our fellowship program with that goal in mind. We will match 5 fellowship positions each year and feature a night float system.

Take a look at a day in the life of a nephrology fellow at Duke.

We recognize that applicants will be impacted in complex, diverse, and unique ways during the COVID-19 crisis. Please remember that Duke uses holistic review of applicants for fairness and thoughtful review. We will continue to update this section as we make decisions regarding applications for the 2023 class.

We have a unique culture at Duke and strive to ensure each fellow will achieve their desired goal.

For more information about how to apply or how the interview day is constructed click here.

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Matthew A. Sparks, MD, Program Director
Harpreet Singh, MD, Associate Program Director
Christina Wyatt, MD, Associate Program Director

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Welcome to Duke Nephrology!

We are pleased to welcome 5 new fellows to the Duke Family.

Welcome 2021 Fellowship Applicants

The Duke nephrology fellowship is a 2-3 year program that provides a unique experience to guide careers in nephrology. The goal of our program is to provide a comprehensive learning environment that places the fellow at the center of our program. The Duke Nephrology Training Program is committed to diversity, work-life balance, education, and career development. We have a long-standing track record of success in producing leaders in the field of nephrology- whether that is in private practice, academia, research, or industry. We believe that each fellow follows a unique path and as such have developed our fellowship program with that goal in mind. We will match 5 fellowship positions each year and feature a night float system.

Take a look at a day in the life of a nephrology fellow at Duke.

We recognize that applicants will be impacted in complex, diverse, and unique ways during the COVID-19 crisis. Please remember that Duke uses holistic review of applicants for fairness and thoughtful review. We will continue to update this section as we make decisions regarding applications for the 2022 class.

We have a unique culture at Duke and strive to ensure each fellow will achieve their desired goal.

For more information about how to apply or how the interview day is constructed click here.

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Matthew A. Sparks, MD, Program Director
Harpreet Singh, MD, Associate Program Director
Christina Wyatt, MD, Associate Program Director
Tisha Quinn, Program Coordinator

2021 Nephrology Fellow Orientation Schedule

Thurs July 1st

GME Institutional Orientation

Individual start times will be assigned by the GME office. These will be based on your last name. Searle Center Lecture Hall

Brian Jones
Cassidy Onukwuli
Scott Robbins
Shawn Wang

Friday July 2nd

Nephrology Fellowship Program Orientation

Fri 8-10am with Dr Sparks and Solomiia Savedchuk, Chief Fellow *Breakfast provided

Location: Medical Science Research Building (MSRB) II
2nd Floor Conference Room – 2018
2 Genome Court Durham, NC 27710

After orientation, each of you will be teamed up with a 2nd year fellow to shadow before you run your own teams. You will need to contact your assigned fellow to figure out the logistics of each clinical assignment, including location, start time, etc.

Cassidy Onukwuli with Susan Murray on transplant
Brian Jones with Alex Grand on floor
Shawn Wang and Scott Robbins with Ray Geherty on acutes
Micah Schub with Anna Strasma on VA

Sat July 3rd and Sun July 4th

Shadow Assigned Fellows

Holiday Observed- Join your teams in the morning. Start times will vary.

Mon July 5th

12:30-2:00pm – Welcome Luncheon

Where: GRUB Durham
1200 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Leadership and 1st year fellows

After the luncheon, you will rejoin your teams.

Tues July 6th

VA Orientation (Jones, Onukwuli, Robbins, Wang)
10:30a – 12:30p VA orientation, Where: TBD

12:30 – 1:30pm Nephrology Emergencies with Dr. Lehrich
Where: Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705

2:30p-4:30pm VA Nephrology Specific Orientation with Dr. Kourany and Sara Krome
(Jones, Onukwuli, Robbins, Schub, Wang)
***CPRS training is now done online. This needs to be complete before the CPRS set up meeting*** 3rd floot VA Room B3005

Wed July 7th

Today and every day after, run your teams on your own

12:00-1:00pm Transplant Basics with Scott Sanoff
Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705
Zoom Option available

Thursday July 8th

12:00-1:00pm CRRT Basics with Eugene Kovalik
Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705
Zoom Option available

Friday July 9th

12:00-1:00pm Potassium Basics with Mike Berkoben (no zoom)
1:00-2:00pm Dialysis Basics Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705 Mike Berkoben

Wed July 14th

1-3pm Duke Professional Headshots
*Bring white coats and badges* Duke South Cafeteria All 1st Years

Friday July 16th

12:00-1:00pm Vascular access from the perspective of the nephrologist with Pat Pun
Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705
Zoom Option available

Mon July 19th

12:00-1:00pm NxStage CRRT Basics with Pat Pun

Where VA Medical Center

Thurs July 22nd

12:00-1:00pm Kidney Biopsy Basics with John Duronville
Where: Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705
Zoom Option available

Friday July 23rd

12:00-1:00pm Peritoneal Dialysis Basics with John Duronville
Where: Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705
Zoom Option available

August 18th

4:00-5:00pm Nephropathology Basics with Laura Barisoni

Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room
2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705
Zoom Option available

2020 Nephrology Fellow Orientation Schedule

Wed July 1st

GME ORIENTATION
The majority of the GME orientation has been transitioned to modules for you to complete remotely. However, a small portion of orientation needs to be completed in person. You will be assigned a time for you to come on campus to attend in-person orientation. This should only take 30-45 mins. Please do not be late to this assigned time. This will start promptly at your assigned time. Instructions for the online modules is attached.

Thurs July 2nd

NEPHROLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION

Duke North (Main Hospital) Amphitheater 2020
7:30am PPE Training

MSRB2 2nd Floor Conference Room 2 Genome Court Durham, NC 27710
8-10am Orientation with Dr Sparks and Rebecca Ruf, Chief Fellow *Breakfast provided
10-10:30am Break
10:30-1pm Program Specific Orientation with Fellowship Leaders *lunch provided

After orientation, each of you will be teamed up with a 2nd year fellow to shadow before you run your own teams. You will need to contact your assigned fellow to figure out the logistics of each clinical assignment, including location, start time, etc.

  • Alex will be paired with Racquel Holmes on transplant
  • Ray will be paired with Irma Husain on floor
  • Solomiia will be paired with Sarah Nystrom on acutes
  • Anna will be paired with Ije Okereke on VA

6pm New Fellows Welcome Call (a calendar invite has been sent)

Fri July 3rd

JOIN YOUR TEAMS & NEPHROLOGY LECTURE

You will join your teams in the morning. Start times will vary.

Hock Plaza 6th Floor Conference Room– 2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705

12:30-1:30pm Nephrology Emergencies Lecture with Dr Ruediger Lehrich

After the lecture, you will rejoin your teams.

Sat July 4th and Sun July 5th

SHADOW ASSIGNED FELLOW 

Mon July 6th

JOIN YOUR TEAMS & VA ORIENTATION

You will join your teams in the morning. Start times will vary.

VA Orientation – Education office (NG037) Ground Floor Map and ID list attached

10:30am-12:30pm VA Orientation
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:30pm Nephrology VA Training with Dr Wissam Kourany (location TBD)

After the lecture, you will rejoin your teams.

Tues July 7th

JOIN YOUR TEAMS

You will shadow your teams all day. Start times will vary.

Wed July 8th

RUN YOUR TEAMS & TRANSPLANT BASICS

Today and every day after, you will run your own teams.

Duke South Amphitheater/Food Court Area

11:30am Get photo taken for department headshot

MSRB2 2nd flood conference room 2 Genome Court Durham, NC 27710

12-1pm Transplant Basics with Dr Jessica Morris

After the lecture, you will rejoin your teams.

Thurs July 9th

CRRT BASICS

Hock 6th floor conference room 2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705

12-1pm CRRT Basics with Dr Eugene Kovalik

Fri July 10th

POTASSIUM AND DIALYSIS BASICS

Hock 6th floor conference room – 2424 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705

12-1pm Potassium Basics with Dr Michael Berkoben

1-2pm Dialysis Basics with Dr Michael Berkoben

Mon July 13th

KIDNEY BIOPSY BASICS

MSRB2 2nd flood conference room– 2 Genome Court Durham, NC 27710

12-1:30pm Kidney Biopsy Basics with Dr John Duronville