Renal Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University offers a one-year fellowship in Renal Pathology. This is an attending-level appointment as an assistant attending pathologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and has graded sign-out privileges and responsibilities. The fellowship provides intensive specialization in medical renal pathology with emphasis on interpretation and diagnosis of kidney biopsy specimens through the integration of presenting clinical and laboratory data with findings by light microscopy, immunofluorescence microscopy, and electron microscopy.  The fellow is supervised and guided by 7 full-time attending pathologists in the Renal Pathology Division.  Over the course of the year, the fellow is exposed to approximately 5,000 kidney biopsies, of which approximately 80% are native kidney biopsies and 20% are transplant biopsies.  Presentation of cases in our bimonthly Renal Biopsy Conferences is required. Excellent opportunities exist for clinical, translational, and basic science research within the Renal Pathology Division.

The fellowship position for 2024-2025 is already filled.

For the 2025-2026 fellowship position, submit applications beginning July 1, 2023.

Applicant interviews begin August 15, 2023.


The candidate must have completed an approved AP or AP/CP pathology training program.  A New York State medical license is required. For more information, please contact the New York State Education Department at (518) 474-3817 or at the website:

Types and Numbers of Appointments

One position is available per academic year. We will accept applications for the 2025-2026 academic year starting July 1, 2023.


Commensurate with level of training.


Fellowship applications must include:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Completed applications (including recommendation letters) should be emailed directly to the program director (

Program Director

Vivette D. D’Agati, M.D.
Delafield Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Program Director, Renal Pathology Fellowship
Columbia University Medical Center
Renal Pathology Laboratory VC14-224
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032


Tel: 212-305-6269