The Nephrology Fellowship Training Program is affiliated with the Louisiana State University Fellowship Training Program. As such, the time is spent divided equally between rotations at LSU-associated hospitals and through Ochsner. The Fellowship is a two-year, clinical fellowship with an option for a third year of research.
First year fellows rotate for three months within dialysis units at Ochsner and those sponsored by LSU, spend four months on consultative services at Ochsner and four months at LSU-associated hospitals. Procedures are emphasized and the fellow will become adept at placing central dialysis lines (to include the placement of Perm caths) and will also learn to place laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheters. During the second year of training, fellows rotate on the Ochsner Transplant Service for two months, the Ochsner Peritoneal Dialysis Program for one month and will receive special instruction in nephro-radiology and pathology.
Ample time for electives is provided and at least six months are provided to conduct research projects. Three fellows per year are admitted to the program. The program is competitive and it is recommended that applications be accomplished at the early to mid-point of the second year of the internal medicine residency.
Applications for the program can be obtained by writing: Section of Nephrology LSU Medical Center 1542 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, LA 70112 Fred Husserl, MD Section on Nephrology Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans, LA 70121