Application Deadline

October 1

Length of Program

3 years

Program Start Date


Number of Positions Available


The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and the NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The goal of the fellowship program is to train pediatric nephrologists to achieve high competence in patient care, renal research, and education.

The program offers a rich educational environment and resources to ensure successful completion of the training. Both hands-on learning and didactic teaching are emphasized. A rigorous curriculum has been constructed for fellows to learn to diagnose and treat children with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic kidney diseases. Fellows are fully engaged in inpatient and outpatient services, consultations, dialysis, and renal transplantation. In addition, rotations through pediatric urology, pediatric radiology, pathology, and the Center for Glomerular Diseases in the Department of Medicine are integrated into the curriculum. The unique opportunity to work with world-renowned nephrologists with expertise in glomerular diseases has significant impact on the education and the future careers of our trainees.

Fellows have access to many outstanding basic and clinical researchers on the Columbia campus for guidance in choosing areas of research interest. Protected research time is provided with the ultimate goal of transitioning fruitful results into future independent research. Some of the specific areas of laboratory and clinical researches include acute kidney injury, kidney and genitourinary tract development, glomerular diseases, transplant immunology, genetics, and studies in renal biomarkers and new treatments for acute and chronic kidney disease. Fellows will be assigned a research mentor. An oversight committee monitors progress in completing a specific research project. Didactic lectures are provided on how to prepare manuscripts and write grant applications.

The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship not only incorporates current training standards, but also provides state-of-the art patient care and research to enrich our fellows’ training experience.


Residents are employees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and affiliated with Columbia University Irving Medical Center. With these affiliations come many benefits!

Current Fellows

  • Ileana M. Serrano Herrera, MD

    • Fellow 2021-2024
  • Elliott Y. Huang, MD

    • Fellow 2022-2025
    portrait of Elliott Y. Huang, MD

How to Apply

Applications to our fellowship are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system. Materials are accepted starting in July for fellowship positions beginning the following year. Those who wish to apply must be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Please note that a completed application includes:

  • Completed ERAS forms
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one letter from the applicant's department chairman or residency director
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Additional information, such as USMLE transcript and photo, are recommended

Acceptances to the fellowship are made through the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please refer to the NRMP website for details about the match submission deadline.

Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are equal opportunity employers; applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Please note that Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital do not sponsor H1B visa trainees.


Fangming Lin, MD, PhD, Fellowship Director

Catherine R. Kavanagh, MD, Associate Fellowship Director

Amanda Velez, Fellowship Coordinator