A Message from Our Program Director

Portrait photo of Mauricio Monrroy

The Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at Albany Medical College welcomes your interest in our fellowship program.

We offer comprehensive training in all aspects of nephrology. Our goal is to maximize the clinical and academic potential of all our trainees, aiming for excellence in their future careers. We consider our fellows and the fellowship program to be the core of our division, and the engine to providing outstanding care to our patients. Hear more in this video.

Our faculty includes bright physicians from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of training experience and research interests within the field. We cultivate a close and strong relationship between our fellows and faculty, aiming to create the perfect environment for an intellectually intense training mixed with great camaraderie and support for a well-rounded experience.

Our main site for training is Albany Medical Center, which is the anchor of a growing Albany Med Health System. Its strategic location as the only academic medical center in the region allows us to take care of the most complex cases in a vast geographic area. Our fellows are exposed and trained in major areas of ICU nephrology (including medical, cardiac, surgical, and neuro), providing acute renal replacement therapy (CRRT and iHD), sometimes simultaneously to ECMO; CKD and ESRD care, including home therapies (PD and iHD); glomerular disease care; and kidney transplantation. All our fellows receive formal training in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and have available equipment to incorporate this resource into daily patient care.

In addition, in collaboration with the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, we offer one training track position in nephrology/critical care medicine each year. The matched fellow undergoes two years of nephrology training, followed by a third year fully dedicated to critical care medicine. So far, we have successfully graduated two fellows in this track, with a third graduating in the summer of 2024.

Our fellows all receive extremely high-quality training, preparing them for fulfilling careers in nephrology. We look forward to meeting you during the interview season.


Mauricio Monrroy, MD
Program Director
Division of Nephrology
[email protected]