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Transplant Nephrology Fellowship

The UC San Diego Kidney Transplant Fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Nephrology. This is a 1-year fellowship designed for trainees who have completed a standard 2-year nephrology fellowship and are Nephrology board eligible. The Transplant Nephrology Fellowship provides specialty training in kidney transplantation and fulfills UNOS requirements for designation as a Transplant Physician at UNOS accredited transplant programs. The fellowship provides the opportunity for electives and involvement in clinical and basic research.

The Transplant Fellow is an integral member of the transplant team and receives broad, firsthand experience and training in all aspects of kidney transplantation, from evaluation prior to transplant to management of the recipient with a failing allograft. The fellow also is trained in the evaluation and management of multi-organ transplant recipients. Designated time is spent in pathology, the HLA laboratory and at Lifesharing, the local organ procurement organization. The fellow also receives training in handling of donor offers. The Transplant Fellow attends national AST-sponsored educational programs as well as national transplant and nephrology meetings.



The fellow receives structured didactics to ensure that all important topics relevant to transplant nephrology are covered during the fellowship. Below is the conference schedule that fellows attend as part of their transplant training.

  • Selection Conference
  • Transplant Nephrology Journal Club (Once a Month)
  • Clinical Case Conference (Every Other Tuesday)
  • Renal Grand Rounds
  • General Nephrology Lecture Series
  • General Nephrology Lecture Series
  • Current Topics in Transplantation Lecture Series
Once a Month
  • Transplant Biopsy Conference


Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Faculty

Mita Shah, M.D.

Mita Shah, M.D.
Program Director




Contact our Transplant Nephrology Fellowship manager:

Raeann Miller


How to Apply

Transplant Nephrology Fellowship spots are currently full.

Fellowship trainee spots are dependent on funding, which varies by year. We will start accepting fellowship applications in September of 2021 for July of 2022 program entry — provided funding is available.

  1. Application (available here in September)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Medical School transcripts
  4. Program Director's letter — plus 3 letters of recommendation
  5. USMLE Transcripts, and ECFMG Status Report (foreign medical graduates only)
  6. J-1 Visa accepted
  7. Email or mail your completed application to:

Raeann Miller
200 West Arbor Drive, MPF LL030 #8409
San Diego, CA 92103


 Transplant Fellows

Former Fellows

Rodolfe Batarse

Rodolfo Batarse
Staff, Desert Kidney Care

Reza Elahimehr

Reza Elahimehr
Staff, Scripps San Diego

Moussa Jabbour

Moussa Jabbour
Faculty, UC San Diego

Jerry Meng

Jerry Meng
Staff, Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute

Mita Shah

​Mita Shah
Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology, UC San Diego
Associate Medical Director of Lifesharing
HS Clinical Professor, UC San Diego