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A Message From the Program Director 

Suzanne Boyle, MDSuzanne Boyle, M.D.
Director, Nephrology Training Program
Section of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation

Thank you for your interest in Temple’s two-year nephrology training program! We are twelve faculty, five advanced practice providers, a dedicated outpatient nephrology nurse, and eight nephrology fellows (four first-year and four second-year positions). Our mission is to deliver outstanding care to the community of North Philadelphia and to patients across the greater Delaware Valley region, while training the next generation of nephrologists in a supportive learning environment.

Temple University Health System is a non-for-profit academic healthcare network centered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our inpatient nephrology training is done at our 979-bed, flagship hospital, Temple University Hospital (TUH). It is home to the region’s only burn intensive care unit, the largest penetrating trauma center in Pennsylvania, and the busiest lung transplant program in the United States, as well as advanced programs in robotic surgery and other organ transplants, including kidney, pancreas, liver, and heart. TUH is Philadelphia’s safety net hospital, and we are proud of the care that we deliver to a community that is disproportionately burdened with kidney disease and other chronic comorbidities.

Our fellowship program is the heart and soul of the Section of Nephrology. We are dedicated to helping our fellows reach their professional goals while maintaining an innovative program that responds to nephrology’s dynamic landscape. Our faculty’s diverse clinical and research expertise creates a well-rounded experience for each fellow. We graduate nephrology fellows who are ready for private and academic practice. Our graduates also often pursue advanced fellowship training in sub-specialties like critical care and transplantation. Previous graduates have matched at top-tier programs at Emory University, the University of Cincinnati, University of Pittsburgh, and several are now on faculty at institutions including Temple, the University of Virgina, and the University of Illinois.

Check out our program highlights here.

We invite you to explore our website, and we hope to see you at Temple!