Nephroed and the UHN Division of Nephrology

Welcome to the nephrology training program at University Health Network (UHN). The Division of Nephrology at the University of Toronto is one of the most comprehensive programs in Canada, where learners receive robust training in inpatient and ambulatory general nephrology, transplantation, an exciting range of subspecialty areas, and exposure to unparalleled research opportunities.

Our faculty is comprised of world experts and leaders in kidney related research and clinical care, including basic scientists, clinical investigators, teachers, and quality improvement specialists, with expertise in but not limited to home hemodialysis, home peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and vascular access, chronic kidney disease, renal physiology, diabetes and diabetic kidney disease, glomerular diseases, hereditary kidney diseases, geriatric nephrology, and onconephrology.

Residents and fellows rotating at UHN receive a well-rounded learning experience in all facets of clinical nephrology, learning from experts who are dedicated to our teaching mission.

Our goal is to provide an interactive and immersive, multi-modal learning experience, which allows learners of different levels and backgrounds to consolidate their nephrology knowledge. This website serves to complement the core nephrology curriculum which supports nephrology subspecialty and internal medicine training at the University of Toronto.


During this rotation, you will learn how to care for patients with many of the following conditions: acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). In addition, you will develop the requisite knowledge and skills to manage disorders of fluid and electrolytes, acid-base disturbances, bone mineral metabolism, drug toxicities, and vascular disease. You will also have exposure to atypical cases including glomerular disorders, tubulointerstitial and other diseases. You will become highly skilled in identifying indications for dialysis. Excellence in clinical decision-making is fundamental to the practice of nephrology (and medicine) and you will have an opportunity to interact with our expert faculty daily to hone your skills in this higher-level competency.

Inpatient Services

Our general nephrology inpatient service includes an admitting service located at Toronto General Hospital, and 3 consult teams (1 at Toronto Western Hospital, and 2 which serve the combined Toronto General, Princess Margaret, and Mount Sinai hospitals).