ISN Interventional Nephrology Training

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training

The ISN has selected 12 ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers to provide in-depth specialized training to improve patient care in different regions of the world.

Through this initiative, selected centers will help trainees to:

  • develop sound expertise in interventional nephrology
  • provide a better quality of care for dialysis patients in their home country
  • train others in their home institution

The ISN warmly congratulates the selected centers listed below:

Center City Country Region Liaison Officer Email Address Chief of Nephrology 
Zenith Kidney Center Abuja Nigeria Africa Adegboyega Faponle adeponle007@yahoo.com Olalekan Olatise 
University Medical Centre Ljubljana Slovenia EC Europe Miha Arnolmiha.arnol@kclj.siJadranka Buturović-Ponikvar 
INC ‘Ignacio Chávez’ Mexico Mexico Latin America Bernardo Moguelnefrointervencioninc@gmail.com Magdalena Madero 
Peruvian Association of Vascular AccessLima Peru Latin America Edwin Castillo edwin.castillo@urp.edu.pe Edwin Castillo 
King Faisal Hospital Riyadh Saudi Arabia Middle East Muhammad U. Ullahdrubaid@hotmail.comMohammed Al Sunaid 
Azerbaijan Medical Uni. Baku Azerbaijan NIS & Russia Elgun Haziyev dr_haziyev@mail.ru Elgun Haziyev 
Glickman Institute Cleveland USA North America Tushar Vachharajani tvachh@gmail.com Tushar Vachharajani 
Kaikoukai Central Clinic Nagoya Japan NE Asia Takashi Sato t-sato@kaikou.or.jp Takashi Sato 
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital Seoul Korea Rep. NE Asia Yong-Soo Kim kimcmc@catholic.ac.kr Cheol Whee Park 
Hospital Selayang Batu Caves Malaysia OSEA Hin-Seng Wong hinseng@gmail.com Hin-Seng Wong 
AIIMS New Delhi India South Asia Sanjay Agarwal skagarwalnephro@gmail.com Sanjay Agarwal 
St. Helier's Hospital Carshalton UK West. Europe Bhrigu Raj Sood b.sood@nhs.net Virginia Quan 

Note: Centers highlighted in red are not able to accept applications for the 2022 application round due to Covid restrictions.

These centers were selected on their capacity to provide training in non-tunneled CVC placement, tunneled CVC placement, native kidney biopsy; transplant kidney biopsy, PD catheter insertion, and endovascular procedures, both for the Foundation and Advanced Courses:

Center Country Region Non-tunneled & Tunneled CVC placement Native & Transplant kidney biopsy PD catheter insertion Endovascular procedures 
Zenith Kidney Center Nigeria Africa Yes Yes 
University Medical Centre Slovenia EC Europe Yes 
INC ‘Ignacio Chávez’ Mexico Latin America Yes Yes Yes 
Peruvian Association of Vascular AccessPeru Latin America Yes Yes 
King Faisal Hospital Saudi Arabia Middle East Yes Yes 
Azerbaijan Medical Uni. Azerbaijan NIS & Russia Yes 
Glickman Institute USA North America Yes Yes Yes 
Kaikoukai Central Clinic Japan NE Asia Yes 
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital Korea Rep. NE Asia Yes Yes Yes 
Hospital Selayang Malaysia OSEA Yes Yes 
AIIMS India South Asia Yes Yes 
St. Helier's Hospital UK West. Europe Yes Yes Yes 

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers will host trainees for two types of curriculum:

  • Foundation course (2-4 weeks): specific interventional procedures; observational and hands-on training with patients.
  • Advanced course (3 months): a broad spectrum of procedures, especially endovascular procedures; hands-on training with patients.

The ISN will support trainees from lower, lower-middle, or upper-middle income countries according to World Bank classification with grants contributing to their travel, accommodation, and living costs during the training. Applicants should contact the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice, based on the procedures they would like to get trained on.

Applicants should contact the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice, based on the procedures they would like to get trained on, and agree on a training plan matching the applicant’s aspirations, the host center’s offer and the strategy of the home center.

Before joining a training center, trainees must follow didactic sessions on the ISN Academy.

Read the guidelines here.

Applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships will be open again in 2023. Stay tuned!

First NameLast NameHome CountryDurationHost InstitutionFocuses
AjaySinghIndia3 monthsKaikoukai Central ClinicEndovascular Procedures
Alyce GailArejola-TanPhilippines4 weeksSouthwest Thames Renal and Transplant UnitTunneled CVC Placement, PD Catheter Insertion, Endovascular Procedures, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, Native Kidney Biopsy, Non-tunneled CVC Placement
BerhanuMolaEthiopia3 monthsKaikoukai Central ClinicEndovascular Procedures
DeepakKumarIndia3 monthsKaikoukai Central ClinicEndovascular Procedures
JuanJaller CharColombia4 weeksPeruvian Association of Vascular AccessTunneled CVC Placement, Endovascular Procedures, Non-tunneled CVC Placement
KarthikeyanBalasubramanianIndia3 monthsKaikoukai Central ClinicEndovascular Procedures
Lázaro IbrainCobiellas CarballoCuba3 monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNon-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy. PD Catheter Insertion
MarizaColqueBolivia3 monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNon-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion
Omar HumbertoSanchez VazquezMexico3 monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNon-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion
PrabuMurugesanIndia 4 weeksSouthwest Thames Renal and Transplant UnitPD Catheter Insertion, Native Kidney Biopsy, Non-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Transplant Kidney Biopsy
RafaelMontepioPhilippines3 monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNon-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunnelled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion
Ramon AlexisGarcia LopezNicaragua4 weeksPeruvian Association of Vascular AccessEndovascular Procedures, Tunneled CVC Placement. Non-Tunneled CVC Placement
RonaldValdezDominican Republic3 monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNon-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion
SaurabhNayakIndia3 monthsKaikoukai Central ClinicEndovascular Procedures
Wan Zul Haikal HafizWan ZukimanMalaysia3 monthsKing Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research CentreEndovascular Procedures, Tunneled CVC Placement, Non-Tunneled CVC Placement

If you wish to support the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training, please contact us via the Contact section.

If you have any questions, or if your center is interested in applying, please contact the ISN Programs team at isnprograms@theisn.org.