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Our Mission is to prepare future nephrologists to care for the renal patient with expertise and compassion. We provide trainees with the skills necessary to maintain clinical competence and to pursue scholarship throughout their career.

About the Program

The University of Ottawa Nephrology Training Program is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our core program consists of a two-year curriculum designed to prepare trainees for a career in academic or community nephrology. We also offer a Clinical Nephrology Fellowship Program for qualified nephrologists to gain additional expertise. Our clinical fellowships have been recognized by the American Society of Nephrology/American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Hypertension.

Residency Training Program 2010

Curriculum in Core Nephrology Program

Curriculum in Core Nephrology Program
First Year – Month and Rotation
1 Hemodialysis- General Campus
2 Hemodialysis- General Campus
3 Nephrology Ward – General Campus
4 Transplantation
5 Transplantation
6 Nephrology Ward – General Campus
7 Consults – Civic Campus
8 Consults – Civic Campus
9 Home Dialysis (Peritoneal & Hemodialysis)
10 Hemodialysis – Civic Campus
11 Ambulatory clinic
12 Ambulatory clinic

In addition to the first and second-year rotations, fellows will run their own ambulatory clinic each Tuesday afternoon.

Second Year Selectives

  • Community Nephrology
  • Hypertension
  • Longitudinal Satellite Dialysis
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Progressive Renal Insufficiency Clinic
  • Research

Royal College Core Program

The Royal College program is a two-year program. The first year consists of a structured year of clinical rotations. The second year can be individualized to meet the needs of the trainee and their intended field of practice. Examples of electives for the second year include clinical research, basic research, community nephrology, hypertension, longitudinal satellite dialysis, progressive renal insufficiency, and pediatric nephrology. Each fellow has their own longitudinal fellows’ clinic once weekly for the duration of their training.


The strength of our program comes from our faculty. Our division is comprised of 20 nephrologists. Our faculty has expertise in clinical epidemiology, basic science, translational research, and medical education.

Affiliated Hospitals and Programs

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus has an active consult service and a 22-station hemodialysis unit. Patients at the Heart Institute have access to both services. The General Campus has a 25-bed nephrology clinical teaching unit, a 32-station hemodialysis unit, and an active consult service. The Riverside Campus is the location of our general nephrology, transplant, hypertension, progressive renal insufficiency clinics as well as 32-station hemodialysis unit and home dialysis unit.


In addition to rotation specific teaching from our award-winning faculty, our program has a well-established core curriculum of teaching sessions that include:

  • Clinical case discussion
  • Evidence-based nephrology rounds
  • Fellows Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Nephrology Grand Rounds
  • Pathology Rounds
  • Post fellows’ clinic discussion


The Division of Nephrology has both clinical and basic science investigators with opportunities to do research at the bench and the bedside. The Kidney Research Centre is the first of its kind in Canada with laboratories specializing in models of diabetes mellitus, FSGS, and HTN. Clinical research, physiological and epidemiological is focused on several major areas of nephrology including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and transplantation.

Our investigators are funded by CIHR, Heart and Stroke and the Kidney Foundation. Trainees can pursue additional research experience with local and national funding opportunities.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information about the program.

Last updated on: February 3rd, 2021