Fellowship

ISN Fellows are inspiring leadership in nephrology

The ISN Fellowship Program prides itself in training physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of helping them improve the standards of care on a regional level. Since 1985, the ISN Fellowship Program has supported over 800 fellows from 90 countries. Our testimonies reveal how the program encourages professional fulfilment, ambition and aspiration, helping...

Managing Cameroon’s kidney disease patients

Victorine Bandolo Nzana, from Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital in Cameroon, was awarded an ISN-Salmasi Family Fellowship. Learning from staff at Chennai’s Madras Medical Mission Hospital in India, she broadened her knowledge of interventional nephrology, bridging the gaps in care for patients at the center and across the region.   As a recognized ISN Training Center, the...

ISN Fellows Collaborate on Research Project exploring Transplantation Access Patterns

At the World Congress of Nephrology 2017 in Mexico, ISN Fellows from around the world created a WhatsApp group to share experience and progress. Dr. Mohammed Elrggal, from the Nephrology Department at the Kidney and Urology Center in Alexandria, Egypt, initiated a collaborative research project exploring AKI practice patterns in all the Fellows’ home countries. The study...

Reverse Fellowship Spotlight: Martyn Fredlund

In 2019, Martyn Fredlund became the first ISN Reverse Fellow. He spent a year at the Mseleni Hospital in South Africa to train local health care providers using the tools developed by the ISN 0by25 pilot study. Dr. Fredlund offered acute kidney injury training across ten community health centers as part of the Kidney Care...

Cross regional fellowship training links Kenya and South Africa

ISN Fellow John Mutiso, from Makueni County Referral Hospital in Kenya, spent a year under the mentorship of Graham Paget and Charlotte Maxeke at the Johannesburg Academic Hospital in South Africa to train in clinical nephrology. According to Dr. Mutiso, significant strides in kidney care have been made in Kenya, but: “politicians and policymakers need...

Fellowship snapshot: Mirna Aleckovic-Halilovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Mirna Aleckovic-Halilovic, from the Clinic of Internal diseases at the University Clinical Center Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, trained for six months under Dr. Ahmed Aimun at the Royal Preston Hospital in the UK in 2015. There is an ongoing Sister Renal Center (SRC) pairing between these institutions. Dr. Aleckovic-Halilovic was able to improve...

Fellowship snapshot: Abduzhappar Gaipov from Kazakhstan

An ISN member since 2012, Abduzhappar Gaipov, from Kazakhstan, became an ISN Investigator in 2014, getting involved in the AKI Global Snapshot study. He completed a certified online course on Renal Pathology (ISN-ANIO CNC Program) in 2016. At that time he joined the Young Nephrologists Committee and began serving on the ISN NIS &...