Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Fellowship Program

Founded in 1967, the Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Fellowship Program at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation was one of the first transplant centers in the world. Our mission is to serve our underserved community and provide them outstanding kidney transplant care on the pre- and post-transplant side, encourage living donation in our community, and provide renal care for other solid organ transplantation with renal problems.

Kidney Tranplant Group

Clinical services

At every stage of the pre- and post-kidney/pancreas transplant process, our advanced multidisciplinary team of transplant nephrologists, transplant surgeons, nurses, social workers, donor advocates, nutritionists, and financial counselors creates a unique transplant experience. The vast resources at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation include:

  • A dedicated transplant unit with on-site dialysis capabilities
  • An advanced immunology laboratory with flow cytometry for state-of-the-art cross-matching
  • A dedicated team of transplant nurses and physician assistants
  • 24-hour/seven-days-a-week care by attending physicians and surgeons


Montefiore Einstein’s Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program performs 160-185 kidney transplants each year, including combined kidney and pancreas, liver, heart, and lung transplants. Our program currently follows over 1,500 kidney transplant recipients providing comprehensive patient care, education and training experiences, and clinical and translational research opportunities. Our transplant nephrology fellowship provides a broad experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation, including inpatient and outpatient kidney-pancreas transplant recipient and immunosuppressive management, performing transplant kidney biopsies and interpretation of the biopsies, consultation services to non-renal transplant patients, and participation in clinical and translational research.

Kidney Tranplant Group

Educational activities

In addition to Grand Rounds and journal clubs from general nephrology, we have the following weekly meetings:

  • Morbidity and mortality to discuss new transplants and post-transplant complications and hospitalizations
  • Donor advocate committee meetings to present potential kidney donors
  • Transplant journal club
  • Recipient review committee meeting

Every year, at the American Transplant Congress, we have multiple abstracts accepted for presentations. Our transplant fellows are encouraged to participate in the multiple research studies and is expected to participate in the yearly American Society of Transplantation symposium.


Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in nephrology.

Interested applicants should send CV/letter to:
Luz Liriano Ward, M.D.

Director of Transplant Nephrology Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467