Clinical Training:

  • Attend dialysis access clinics to hone access evaluation and examination skills
  • Observe access procedures such as arteriovenous fistulograms, angioplasties, stent placements, and thrombectomies with interventional nephrologists and radiologists
  • Scrub in to access creation surgeries
  • Gain additional experience in temporary dialysis catheter placement
  • Perform native and transplant kidney biopsies under ultrasound guidance
  • Receive formal training in ultrasonography, including renal ultrasonography and Point of Care Ultrasound for evaluation of volume status
  • Pursue formal interventional nephrology training through ASDIN-accredited programs at both BWH and MGH

Scholarly Opportunities:

  • Engage in quality and safety projects on dialysis access
  • Conduct clinical research on the use of POCUS in nephrology
  • Develop and design educational curricula in access examination or POCUS