Facilities and Capabilites

Fellows in training rotate at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center (UKMC) and the adjacent VA Medical Center (VAMC).

UKMC consists of 940 beds with 4 specialty intensive care units. Nephrology is a top five performing specialty at UK Healthcare. Our acute dialysis unit is located close to a recently renovated fellow workspace. UKMC operates a large CRRT program with active quality improvement efforts. Nephrology also manages acute plasmerpheresis for inpatients at UKMC. We also have intereventional nephrology capabilities, providing nephrolgist led dialysis access and renal biopsies. 

The VAMC has 290 beds with two intensive care units. It also has a dialysis unit with 8 chronic and 4 acute stations and a capability of performing 3 simultaneous bedside acute dialyses. Both hospitals are modern and state-of-the-art.

The program also includes an active transplantation service, allowing trainees to gain extensive and supervised experience in renal transplantation and immunosuppression.

In addition to the above, the following facilities and services are available: modern invasive radiology service, diagnostic radionuclide laboratory, fully equipped laboratory services, a pathology department with a full-time renal pathologist and on-site electronmicroscopy. A meaningful working relationship exists with all the surgical subspecialities including the Departments of Urology and Vascular Surgery, as well as the Departments of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatric Nephrology, and a team of renal nutritionists and social worker services.