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Nephrology Transplant Medicine - NEPH 542


Internal Medicine Clerkship


University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

The student will see patients in consultation and follow-up visits under the supervision of a faculty member and renal fellow on the inpatient transplant services at University Hospital. A coordinated plan for recommendations and actions is required on every consultation. He or she will make rounds on all patients seen on the Transplant Service. Presentations and discussions with attending faculty are held daily.

During this period of clinical exposure, the student is expected to learn:

  • The appropriate medical management of subjects who have received a kidney transplant. Students will participate in the care of kidney and pancreas transplant patients.
  • The differential diagnosis and therapy of acute allograft dysfunction, to include acute rejection.
  • The current approach to the unique infectious disease issues in transplant recipients including prophylactic strategies, differential diagnosis and therapy.

Potential procedures that the student will observe include hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (to include continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration & peritoneal dialysis) as well as both transplant pancreas and transplant kidney biopsies.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

David K. Klassen, M.D.
(410) 328-5720  

Administrative Contact:

Teresa Chiapparelli
(410) 328-5720  


Last Revision: April 11, 2013