Onco-Nephrology Fellowship

Onco-Nephrology Fellowship


The Onco-Nephrology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) offers fellows ample opportunities to evaluate, diagnose, and manage renal diseases specific to cancer patients. During this one-year subspecialty training program, fellows will develop expertise in identifying and addressing nephrotoxicity from cancer itself and chemotherapeutic and biologic agents utilized to treat malignancies including bone marrow transplantation, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy.

Fellows will gain exposure to the diverse presentations of myeloma-related kidney disease and monoclonal gammopathies with renal significance, as well as challenging fluid and electrolyte disorders and paraneoplastic glomerular diseases. As an essential member of a multidisciplinary team, the onco-nephrology fellow will rotate on various services including oncology, surgery, bone marrow transplant, multiple myeloma, amyloid, CAR-T cell, critical care medicine, ethics and palliative care teams.

This one-year position is available to applicants who have completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in nephrology or equivalent foreign medical training in nephrology.

Overall Goal

The program will provide comprehensive subspecialty training in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of kidney diseases in cancer patients. The fellow rotates on the bone marrow transplant, multiple myeloma, genitourinary (GU) oncology, GU surgery and CAR T cell teams. Additional electives are available based on the candidate’s interests.

Members of the Renal Service provide mentorship for clinical and basic science research, enabling academic productivity and development for our onco-nephrology fellows.

Our graduating fellows are expected to become national and international leaders in the emerging subspecialty of onco-nephrology.


The total duration of the fellowship will be one year. Fellows will accrue six months of inpatient clinical rotations and six months of research training. During their clinical time, the fellow will rotate in two-to three-week blocks on the inpatient onco-nephrology, bone marrow transplant, CAR T cell and multiple myeloma teams. Fellows will also gain clinical experience with the outpatient bone marrow transplant, multiple myeloma, GU oncology, GU surgery and onco-nephrology teams.

Training Program Sites

The primary training site will be Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s hospital.


During a six-month period, fellows participate on inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations on the following teams: renal, bone marrow transplant, car t cell, genitourinary oncology and genitourinary surgery. During the six months of research, the fellow will be assigned to a mentor within their area of clinical focus. The mentor will be directly responsible for supervising the fellow and will meet with the fellow at regular intervals to facilitate their progress. During this period, fellows will learn:

  1. How to formulate a research hypothesis
  2. Project-appropriate research methodology
  3. Data interpretation
  4. Presentation skills
  5. Scientific writing

Formal Didactic Experience

Onco-nephrology fellows will have opportunities to attend and present at various onco-nephrology conferences at MSK, including a monthly Journal Club and Onco-Nephrology Symposia. Fellows can also benefit from the combined MSK/Weill Cornell Medical College didactic conferences (Renal Pathology Conference, Renal Grand Rounds, and Renal Case Conference).


Fellows will receive supervision from nephrology faculty members, who have extensive experience in onco­nephrology. During the first months of the fellowship, fellows will be directly supervised by one of the attendings from the Renal Service. As the training progresses, fellows will be given more autonomy and responsibility.


The Program Director for the Onco-Nephrology Fellowship Program has an open-door policy for real-time feedback from fellows regarding any aspect of their subspecialty training experience. In addition, there are quarterly face-to-face meetings between individual fellows and the Program Director to support more formal evaluations of the fellow and of the training program.

Application Information


September 15

Length of Program

1 year


Applicants must have successfully completed a two-year fellowship in nephrology accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, or applicants who have completed other foreign equivalent training in nephrology

Please note: MSK supports J-1 and H-1B visas for eligible applicants.

Number of Positions


How to Apply

Applicants must submit their CV and two letters of recommendation to the email listed below (contact info).

Please note: Only complete and supporting documentation will be reviewed.

Program Director


Gudrinis Fernandez, GME Coordinator

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Ave, M2102C
New York, NY 10065
[email protected]