The Clinical Fellowship Training Program is a two year training program with the option of a third year of continued training by the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham located in the Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

The Division of Nephrology accepts 6 Fellows each year. A two-year clinical Fellowship satisfies the requirements for application to ABIM subspecialty certification in Nephrology. A three-year or longer Fellowship is available for persons interested in clinical or bench research and a career in academic medicine. Third-year fellow tracks also include interventional nephrology, critical care, and transplant nephrology. 

Thank you for your interest in our Nephrology Fellowship Program. We participate in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and the NRMP Match Program. Applicants will need four (4) letters: (1) your medical school Dean's letter, (2) a letter from your Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, (3 & 4) 2 letters of recommendation from attendings. We encourage applicants to have their application completed in time for the July 20 download. Selected applicants will be invited to interview. Please go to the ERAS website to submit your application. We look forward to receiving your application.

Typical Clinical Nephrology Fellow Schedule

typical clinical nephrology fellowship schedule


Acute = Acute Consult           
Chronic = Chronic Consult
CPCC = Cardio-Pulmonary Critical Care Consult
EB = Transplant Evaluation Clinic and kidney biopsy
Elective = Elective Rotation
NF = Night Float
Res/PD = Research + outpatient peritoneal dialysis
TX = Transplant Consult  

Elective rotations include clinical or basic science research (paired with a mentor), transplant wards, home dialysis modalities, interventional nephrology, renal pathology, pediatric nephrology, plasmapheresis, specialty clinics (rare genetic clinic, hypertension clinic, glomerular disease clinic, cystic kidney disease clinic), outside elective, and fellow’s choice.

For more information regarding the clinical fellowship program, please contact:  

eric judd

Program Director
Eric Judd, MD

claretha lyas

Associate Program Director
Claretha Lyas, MD

jared cook

Associate Program Director of Education and Wellness
Jared Cook, MD

takamitsu saigusa

Associate Program Director for Research
Takamitsu Saigusa, MD

jessica hargrove

Program Coordinator II
Jessica Hargrove
Phone: (205) 934-1801