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About us

Ion Dan Bucaloiu, MD, program director


Geisinger, serving more than three million people in central and northeast Pennsylvania, has been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare®, and use of an award-winning electronic medical record, EPIC®. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers, a medical school and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy.

Geisinger Medical Center has twice achieved American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® and maintains the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, providing our residents a broad medical and surgical experience.

As a regional tertiary care center, Geisinger Medical Center serves as a resource to hospitals and healthcare providers throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania. As an academic center, the Geisinger Department of Nephrology is a significant contributor to ongoing research in the field of nephrology.

Living in Danville, Pa., offers tremendous quality of life advantages. With a low cost of living, and affordable real estate, Danville is in central Pennsylvania, with numerous shopping, dining, recreational and cultural opportunities accessible in minutes.

Nephrology Fellowship

The Nephrology Fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center is a two-year program that provides comprehensive training for internal medicine graduates planning careers in clinical and academic nephrology. The goal of the nephrology training program is to produce integral nephrologists competent in all aspects of our field.

With a clinical learning environment balanced between inpatient rotations, outpatient clinics, outpatient hemodialysis exposure, conferences, didactic lectures and research, nephrology fellows at Geisinger are exposed to all aspects encountered in general nephrology and transplant nephrology. Geisinger has an active kidney transplant program, with dedicated surgeons and transplant nephrologists.

Outpatient rotations include nephrology clinic, transplant clinic, outpatient hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In addition, consultative services included general nephrology, hemodialysis and transplantation. Nephrology fellows participate in monthly pathology conference, case presentations, clinical pathologic conference and weekly didactic lectures and workshops. Fellows have a dedicated research rotation and are required to submit their research to national conferences annually.

Our program’s board pass rate to date has been above national average. Many of our graduates entered clinical practice, academic nephrology and some have pursued additional fellowship opportunities. Opportunities for additional fellowships after graduation from our program exist, and include critical care, hospice and palliative medicine, and clinical informatics.

We sponsor H1B visas for foreign medical graduates. We allow our fellows to moonlight as long as it does not violate work hours or interfere with fellowship duties.

We look forward to your application in ERAS.


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