Clinical Training

  • Designed to provide experience and training in all aspects of Nephrology, and learning tools to maintain the educational process beyond the years of fellowship.
  • Acute consultation service receives 15-30 consults per week from the services of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology and Psychiatry.
  • Residents and fourth year medical students are part of the consult team and provide the fellows with an opportunity to teach.
  • Daily consult rounds are made with the attending physician.
  • Approximately 300 acute hemodialysis are performed monthly in association with our consultation functions.
  • Continuous renal replacement therapies in severely ill patients are performed regularly.
  • Nearly 150 renal biopsies are performed per year.
  • About 10 acute dialysis catheters are placed per week.
  • Offers complete training in chronic hemodialysis and maintenance peritoneal dialysis.
  • The Harbor-UCLA renal transplantation service performs 20-30 transplants per year.
  • First year fellows take a 1-month rotation to the UCLA Transplant service where greater than 300 renal transplants are performed yearly.