Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Nephrology fellowship of the Medical College of Georgia. AU Medical Center

Established in 1964, our fellowship has trained over 60 nephrologists, and today continues to evolve in every facet of the educational mission.

Core clinical rotations for all fellows consist of a comprehensive training experience in all aspects of clinical nephrology, including acute and chronic hemodialysis, CRRT, peritoneal dialysis, hypertension, and all forms of fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte disturbances. Nephrology fellows will become adept at the placement of temporary vascular access for hemodialysis, and percutaneous native and transplant renal biopsy. Our kidney transplant program is at the center of a large referral network and provides all fellows with an abundant, hands-on clinical and academic experience in transplantation. 

Our program includes additional inpatient and outpatient experiences and opportunities during the second year, and our rotations provide protected time for basic or clinical investigation. 

Our faculty are dynamic and highly motivated. The clinical practice and referral system is robust, and our research programs are well funded. Please review our website in detail and email or call with questions. We think you will like what you see and hope you will let us serve as your gateway to a bright professional future in clinical or academic nephrology.


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Leighton James, MD

  • Program Director
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Brandi McCorkle

  • Program Coordinator