ISN Interventional Nephrology Training

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training

The demand for interventional nephrology training has been steadily growing in lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries, where the number of interventionalists is very limited, and patients often miss dialysis treatment because of vascular access problems. Interventional nephrology training for young nephrologists in low- or middle-income countries is rarely available. ISN offers funding for training in ISN-recognized Interventional Nephrology Training Centers.

ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholars will be trained to provide better quality of care for dialysis patients and to continue to train other healthcare professionals within their region. At the end of their training, Scholars may receive further support and guidance through the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program to ensure the successful establishment of best practices in the local setting.

Interventional Nephrology Scholarship applications are now open. Please click here to download the 2024 program guidelines, and click here to apply by June 1, 2024.

17 centers are currently recognized as ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers:

CenterCityCountryRegionINTC Liaison OfficerEmail Address
Zenith Medical and Kidney CenterAbuja Nigeria AfricaDr. Adegboyega E. Faponle adeponle007@yahoo.com
Dialysis Unit, Nephrology Department, Hassan II University HospitalFezMoroccoAfricaDr. Nadia Kabbalikabbalinadia@gmail.com
University Medical Center Ljubljana, Department of NephrologyLjubljanaSloveniaEastern & Central EuropeProf. Dr. Jadranka Buturović Ponikvarjadranka.buturovic@mf.uni-lj.si
Instituto Nacional De CardiologiaMexico CityMexicoLatin AmericaDr. Bernardo Moguel Gonzaleznefrointervencioninc@gmail.com 
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutricion Salvador ZubiranCiudad de MéxicoMexicoLatin AmericaDr. Mauricio Arvizu-Hernandezarvizumh@gmail.com
Clinica de los Riñones MenydialQuitoEcuadorLatin AmericaProf. Juan Cristóbal Santacruz Manchenogeovas40@hotmail.com
Fundación Cardio Infantil - LaCardioBogotaColombiaLatin AmericaDr. Eduardo Zunigaezuniga81@gmail.com
Pro-Renal InstituteCuritibaBrazil Latin AmericaDr. Domingos Chuladomingoschula@gmail.com
APDAVLimaPeruLatin AmericaDr. Edwin Castilloedwin.castillo@urp.edu.pe
Seoul St. Mary's HospitalSeoulSouth KoreaNorth and East AsiaDr. Yaeni Kimyaenikim82@gmail.com
Shanghai Huashan HospitalShanghaiChinaNorth and East AsiaDr. Huaizhou Youhuashankidney@huashan.org.cn
Singapore General HospitalSingaporeSingaporeOSEADr. Tan Ru Yutan.ru.yu@singhealth.com.sg
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndiaSouth AsiaProf. Narayan Prasadnarayan.nephro@gmail.com
AIIMSNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Raj Kanwar Yadavrkyadavnephrology@gmail.com
Southwest Thames Renal & Transplantation Unit CarshaltonUnited KingdomWestern EuropeDr. Bhrigu Raj Soodb.sood@nhs.net
South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation NHS Trust Sunderland United KingdomWestern EuropeDr. Saeed Ahmedsaeed.ahmed1@nhs.net
Hospital Curry CabralLisbonPortugalWestern EuropeDr. Tiago Pereiratiagoassispereira@gmail.com

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, endovascular procedures, and nephrology POCUS:

CenterCountryRegionCourses offered*Tunneled and Non-tunneled CVCNative Kidney BiopsyTrans. Kidney BiopsyPD Catheter InsertionEndovascular ProceduresPOCUS
Zenith Medical and Kidney CenterNigeria AfricaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYes
Dialysis Unit, Nephrology Department, Hassan II University HospitalMoroccoAfricaFoundation (Level 1)YesYesYes
University Medical Center Ljubljana, Department of NephrologySloveniaEastern & Central EuropeFoundation (Level 1)YesYesYesYesYes
Instituto Nacional De CardiologiaMexicoLatin AmericaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYesYes
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutricion Salvador ZubiranMexicoLatin AmericaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Clinica de los Riñones MenydialEcuadorLatin AmericaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYes
Fundación Cardio Infantil - LaCardioColombiaLatin AmericaFoundation (Level 1)YesYesYes
Pro-Renal InstituteBrazil Latin AmericaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYesYes
APDAVPerúLatin AmericaFoundation (Level 1)YesYesYesYes
Seoul St. Mary's HospitalSouth KoreaNorth & East AsiaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Shanghai Huashan HospitalChinaNorth & East AsiaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYes
Singapore General HospitalSingaporeOSEAFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYes
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical SciencesIndiaSouth AsiaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYesYes
AIIMSIndiaSouth AsiaFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYesYes
Southwest Thames Renal & Transplantation Unit United KingdomWestern EuropeFoundation (Level 1)YesYesYesYes
South Tyneside Sunderland Foundation NHS trust United KingdomWestern EuropeFoundation (Level 1)YesYesYesYesYes
Hospital Curry CabralPortugalWestern EuropeFoundation (Level 1)
Advanced (Level 2)
YesYesYesYesYes

* Foundation (Level 1) Course focuses on fewer types of procedures for a 2-4 weeks. Hands-on or observership training is possible
Advanced (Level 2) Course offers more comprehensive training over 3 months. Hands-on training is required with the opportunity for Scholars to perform procedures independently.

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, 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 to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

First NameLast NameHome CountryDurationHost InstitutionFocuses
VeraSaguinPhilippinesthree monthsSeoul St. Mary's HospitalNon-tunneled CVC placement
Tunneled CVC placement
Native kidney biopsy
Endovascular procedures
Jesus EmilioGarcia SolanoPeruthree monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezPD catheter insertion
Native kidney biopsy
Non-tunneled CVC placement
Tunneled CVC placement
Transplant kidney biopsy
ZinZinMyanmarthree monthsSeoul St. Mary's HospitalEndovascular procedures
Tunneled CVC placement
Native kidney biopsy
Transplant kidney biopsy
Non-tunneled CVC placement
DanielMsilangaTanzaniafour weeksSouth West Thames Renal & Transplantation UnitNon-tunneled CVC placement
PD catheter insertion
Tunneled CVC placement
Transplant kidney biopsy
Native kidney biopsy
EduardoPuche CarrascalColombiathree monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNon-tunneled CVC placement
Tunneled CVC placement
Native kidney biopsy
Transplant kidney biopsy
PD catheter insertion
Edelsy MaríaMorales JiménezCubathree monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezTunneled CVC placement
Non-tunneled CVC placement
Native kidney biopsy
Transplant kidney biopsy
PD catheter insertion
Juan CamiloCastellanosColombiathree monthsSeoul St. Mary's HospitalNon-tunneled CVC placement
Tunneled CVC placement
Endovascular procedures
Native kidney biopsy
NataliaRuizArgentinathree monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNative kidney biopsy
Non-tunneled CVC placement
Tunneled CVC placement
PD catheter insertion
Transplant kidney biopsy
MalsawmkimaChhakchhuakIndiathree monthsSeoul St. Mary's HospitalEndovascular procedures
Tunneled CVC placement
Transplant kidney biopsy
Native kidney biopsy
BrendaCortez FloresMexicothree monthsInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezNative kidney biopsy
PD catheter insertion
Non-tunneled CVC placement
Tunneled CVC placement
Native kidney biopsy
JuanReyna BlancoMexicothree monthsKing Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research CenterEndovascular 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.