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The Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to the highest quality of patient care, research and education. We recognize that in order to achieve these objectives it is necessary to recruit and retain physicians and other health care professionals who represent our diverse patient population. With this recognition in mind we are committed to:

  • The recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities at all levels in the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division
  • Career development and mentorship of current underrepresented minority fellows and faculty
  • Establishment of a "pipeline" to ensure that underrepresented minority students and residents, clinical fellows, post-doctoral research fellows and junior faculty have appropriate mentorship and guidance for career advancement
  • Fostering research in multicultural renal related health issues, outcomes and policy
  • Coordinating efforts with the university, medical school and hospital to increase and retain underrepresented minority faculty

Apply to the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Fellowship Program

If you are an underrepresented minority, a disabled applicant or an applicant who is disadvantaged culturally, socially and/or economically, we strongly encourage you to apply to our fellowship program. If you have any questions or concerns about your application or eligibility, please contact:

  • Dr. Amanda Leonberg-Yoo
    Fellowship Program Director
    Phone: 215-662-8730
    Fax: 215-615-1688
    Email: Amanda.Leonberg-Yoo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
  • Laura Watabu
    Fellowship Program Coordinator
    Phone: 215-615-1677
    Fax: 215-615-1688
    Email: Laura.Watabu@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
  • Dr. Lawrence Holzman
    Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division Chief
    Phone: 215-615-3793
    Fax: 215-615-1688
    Email: lholzman@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to the advancement, recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities by offering various programs and resources that support these efforts, including:

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