Welcome to the Nephrology & Hypertension Fellowship Program                                                         

The LSU Nephrology & Hypertension Fellowship training program’s educational mission is to train outstanding clinical nephrologists who also have research experience.  Our program has a diverse mix of patient care, containing both inpatient and outpatient patient experiences in an academic as well as a community hospital setting.  We also offer training in transplant, interventional nephrology, hypertension, and clinical research.  Our fellows have significant experience in outpatient hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and medical director training as well.  The Nephrology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program matches three Fellows each year at the PGY-4 level via the National Resident Matching program. The program is two years in length for a total of 6 Fellows.

Our faculty are recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for their educational and research excellence.  Our fellows have transitioned into careers in private practice, academic practice, as well as positions of leadership.

We have a world-class training hospital, University Medical Center New Orleans, which opened in 2015.  This replaced Charity Hospital in New Orleans, a hospital rich with history.  This new hospital is a state of the art, level 1 trauma center.  The hospital includes services from all major departments and sections. All patient rooms are private, and the physician workspaces and educational classrooms are the best in class.


Farshi Yazdi, M.D.
Program Director, Nephrology & Nephrology Fellowship


Contact Us

Fellowship Program Director

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Farshid Yazdi, M.D.



Fellowship Coordinator


Cecilia Estep, MJ

Phone: (504) 568-8655
Fax:     (504) 568-2127 
Email: cestep@lsuhsc.edu


1542 Tulane Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70112


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