The mission of Duke Nephrology is to combine the delivery of outstanding clinical services with world-class research and teaching. To this end, the programs in the division are structured to address the most pressing needs facing patients with kidney disease.

Areas of emphasis include the treatment of end-stage renal disease, transplantation, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, glomerular disease, education and bone/ mineral metabolism.

Train with us

The Duke Nephrology fellowship training program excels in all aspects of nephrology, including renal replacement therapy, glomerular disorders, electrolyte abnormalities, transplantation, hypertension, education, global health, informatics, and clinical and basic science research. We offer a 2 year track that features a clinical concentration in an area of interest or a 3-4 year track focusing on traditional research, education or informatics.

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Collaborative Research

Duke Nephrology is home to the Duke O'Brien Center for Kidney Research (DOCK). A P30 grant from the NIDDK, coupled with institutional support from the Duke University School of Medicine and Department of Medicine. Our goal is to unravel the mechanisms underlying the profound impact kidney disease imparts on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality by exploring how kidney disease interacts with the cardiovascular system with genetic, basic science, translational approach.

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