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First Interventional Nephrology Scholarship Training in Mexico

Wilder Villca Mamani (right) with his host mentor Dr. Bernardo Moguel

Wilder Villca Mamani, from Bolivia, was one of 12 young nephrologists selected earlier this year to participate in the ISN’s new Interventional Nephrology Scholarship Program.

The program is designed to give young nephrologists from low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to train in advanced interventional nephrology (IN) procedures at an ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice.

Wilder is the first scholar to undertake the IN training program. He arrived in Mexico in October to study under supervision from Professor Bernardo Moguel Gonzalez at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez in Mexico City.

Wilder will receive three months of training in tunneled and non-tunneled CVC placements, native and transplant kidney biopsy, and PD catheter insertion. He will then return home to use these skills to advance kidney care in Bolivia.

The ISN’s Interventional Nephrology Scholarship Program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from

Find out more about the program here.

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