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Clinical Experience

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

Inpatient time is split between supervision of primary renal resident service and nephrology consultation services. Fellows will become proficient in the prescribing and supervision of all modalities of dialysis including renal replacement therapy, performing native and transplant kidney biopsies, and providing post-operative care to patients with a new kidney transplant. The inpatient fellow days home call during weekdays and the weekend call responsibilities are equally divided amongst all three years of fellowship and is one weekend per month.

The Section of Nephrology at Children's Mercy participates in a variety of outpatient clinics. The fellow will have his or her own weekly continuity clinic but is encouraged to participate in other clinics as interest and time allows. Examples of other clinics include Bone and Mineral Disorders, Fetal Health, Enuresis and Voiding Dysfunction, Genetic Nephrology, Hypertension, Dialysis, and Kidney Transplant.

The first year**

  • Six months inpatient service

  • Three months dialysis/transplantation

  • Three months research

  • One (half-day) outpatient clinic per week

The second year†,**

  • Three months inpatient service

  • One month pathology rotation

  • Two months dialysis/transplantation

  • Six months research or additional electives

  • One (half-day) outpatient clinic per week

The third year†,**

  • Three months inpatient service

  • Two months dialysis/transplantation**

  • Seven months research or electives

  • One (half-day) outpatient clinic per week

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Sample Schedule (pdf)

† Additional experience in dialysis/transplant can be arranged for interested fellows.
** Fellows are invited to select dialysis/transplant patients to follow as primary provider during the fellowship experience.

Our Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship team

Laurel Willig, MD
Fellowship Director
(816)-701-4810
lkwillig@cmh.edu

Darcy Weidemann, MD, MHS
Associate Program Director
(816) 302-3291
dkweidemann@cmh.edu

Joanna Wesley, MPH, C-TAGME
Sr. Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 302-8420
jlbradley@cmh.edu