The Pediatric Nephrology fellowship program at the UAB has been in existence for over 20 years. We are housed in a Level 1 trauma center dedicated to the care of children. We accept 1 fellow per year who joins fellows from 17 other divisions.

The first year of fellowship concentrates on clinical training with intensive research training in the second and third years. Elective rotations consist of pathology, urology, and interventional nephrology. Available research collaborations across UAB encompass basic science, adult nephrology, and pediatric nephrology.

Additional program training resources include the possibility of obtaining a Masters in Public Health, a State-of-the-Art Simulation Center located within our institution, the UAB Institute of Personalized Medicine, the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute, Health Disparities Research Center, and the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology (PICAN). Upon program completion, our fellows are prepared clinically in all aspects of Pediatric Nephrology.

Division Research Activities

  • Nephrotoxic Injury Negation by Just-in-time Action (NINJA)

  • The Genetic Contribution to Drug Induced Renal Injury: The Drug Induced Renal Injury Consortium (DIRECT)

  • Physiology of Early Essential Hypertension     

  • Genetics of Renal Cystic Disease

  • Role of Vasculature in Chronic Kidney Transplant Dysfunction                                 

  • Prevention of Sickle Cell Nephropathy

  • Pharmacogenomics of Immunosuppressives and Anti-Hypertensives (Personalized Medicine Initiative)

Recent Publications

Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Safety of Lisinopril in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients: Implications for Starting Dose Selection. Clini Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Jul;98(1):25-33. (Feig)

Impact of gestational age, sex, and postnatal age on urine biomarkers in premature neonates. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 May 23.(Askenazi)

Progression of pediatric CKD of nonglomerular origin in the CKD cohort. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Apr 7;10(4):571-7. (Fathallah)

Kidney transplant results in children: progress made, but blacks lag behind. Kidney Int. 2015 Mar;87(3):492-4. (Seifert)

Serum urate: a biomarker or treatment target in pediatric hypertension? Curr Opin Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 28(4):433-8. (Yanik)

Our Team

Dan Feig, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Dan Feig, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Fellowship Program Director

Jessica Cobo

Jessica Cobo

Fellowship Program Coordinator