Pediatric Sub-specialty Fellowship Programs (Neph)

Pediatric Nephrology
Fellowship Program



Tulane Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides state of the art medical care to children and adolescents with diverse diseases of the kidney and urinary tract including kidney transplantation. A three-year ACGME-approved Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology is available. Division faculty conduct active NIH-funded research utilizing a multi-faceted approach targeted at kidney development, renal and cardiovascular morbidity.

The following Division faculty form Renal Development Research Group: Samir El-Dahr, M.D. (Lead Investigator, Research Mentor), Ihor Yosypiv, M.D. (Principal Investigator, Research Mentor) , Zubaida Saifudeen, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator, Research Mentor).  

Research Background

Normal kidney function is tightly linked to the functionality of its individual functional units, the nephrons. Complex regulatory networks regulate nephron development and physiology. However, little information is available on the underlying gene networks. Only a few transcription factor and signaling cascades have been shown to direct segment-specific expression of functional proteins within the nephron. Normal and abnormal kidney development can best be understood using a multi-faceted approach studying global gene expression, individual transcription factors and signal transduction cascades in health and disease.

For more information, contact:
Ihor Yosypiv, MD at 504-988-5377 or

Department of Pediatrics, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5456