Sharon G. Adler, M.D.
Sharon G. Adler, M.D.Chief and Program Director, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Welcome to the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Our program consists of four highly integrated components: general nephrology, dialysis, kidney transplantation, and research. Research elective blocks can be taken in Interventional Nephrology and/or in ultrasonography, in addition to the more customary research opportunities. The Nephrology fellowship training program is designed to prepare postdoctoral fellows for academic and/or clinical careers in the discipline of nephrology and hypertension. Over the years we have trained an elite group of nephrologists, and presently offer a traditional two year nephrology training program as well as a combined clinical/research fellowship that is three (or more) years in duration. The pages herein will provide greater detail about our program.

The successful applicant must have completed an ACGME-approved Internal Medicine residency and have a California medical license. 

If interested, please contact Claudia Vinnemeier, Program Administrator, 310-222-3891 OR cvinnemeier@dhs.lacounty.gov.


Nephrology Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center offers the excitement, intellectual stimulation, autonomy, and rewards of providing medical care at a busy, county-based acute care medical center.

Designed to provide experience and training in all aspects of Nephrology, and learning tools to maintain the educational process beyond the years of fellowship.

Clinical and basic research projects are available to trainees working closely with a faculty mentor of the trainee’s choice.

Division of Nephrology Faculty

Offices Hours & Location

  • Location
  • 1000 West Carson Street
    Box 406
    Torrance, CA 90509
  • General Contact
    Phone: (310) 222-3891 | Fax: 310-782-1837
  • General Visiting Hours 
    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.


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Applying to the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Harbor-UCLA handles applications for its fellowship positions through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) and participate in the match program through National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
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