Message from the Head of the Division

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the website of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at Houston Methodist Hospital. Our nephrology service is ranked among the best programs by U.S. News and World Report, and Houston Methodist Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Texas and one of America’s “Best Hospitals.”

Our faculty members engaged in teaching and training nephrology fellows are seasoned educators and clinicians who have been teaching medical students, residents and fellows for many years. The nephrology clinical program enjoys a wealth of diverse clinical expertise, spanning the entire spectrum of renal disease from acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage kidney disease, dialysis to transplantation. Five large and busy ICU's (cardiac, medical, surgical, cardiovascular surgery, neurology/neurosurgery), a busy cardiovascular surgery service, and a large multi-organ transplant program contribute to the abundance of clinical experience available for training nephrology fellows at Houston Methodist Hospital. A comprehensive experience in outpatient in-center hemodialysis, home peritoneal and hemodialysis, outpatient CKD and post-transplant care, and the care of dialysis vascular access, at a large community nephrology group practice is also available to complement the clinical experience at the hospital.

Houston Methodist has its own research institute, located in the Texas Medical Center (the largest medical center in the world with two medical schools, the largest cancer hospital in the world, and Rice University across the street), which provides endless opportunities for those interested in pursuing scientific and clinical research.

We wish you every success in your future career.

Tariq Shafi, MD, MHS
Acting Professor of Medicine, Houston Methodist Academic Institute
Jerold B. Katz Investigator
Director, Division of Kidney Diseases, Hypertension, and Transplantation
Houston Methodist Academic Medicine Associates – Nephrology