The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension offers a dynamic, two-year, fully accredited training program in nephrology. Our program provides structured educational and clinical opportunities allowing fellows to acquire the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes to be excellent nephrologists. Our division cares for approximately 180 chronic dialysis patients with end stage renal failure and offers medical services, including home hemodialysis, and inpatient/outpatient medical services for kidney diseases. Our transplant program performs approximately 60 transplants per year.
With the addition of two new transplant surgeons in June 2010, we expect to do an average of 90 transplants per year. We are actively recruiting two dedicated transplant nephrologist, and plans are on the way to begin kidney/pancreas transplants in late 2010 or early 2011.
All Faculty have full time academic appointments and are committed to teaching. Faculty within the division conduct clinical research, including outcomes based protocols, and drug trials. Research opportunities are plentiful including collaborative work with basic scientists, as well as opportunities for research with clinical faculty.
The Nephrology Fellowship Program at East Carolina University is an exciting place to learn and grow. We welcome and encourage one-month nephrology rotations, as this affords a mutual opportunity to evaluate each other. Thank you for your interest in East Carolina University Nephrology and Hypertension.
Melanie I. Hames, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension