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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacotherapy Fellowship in Nephrology and Renal Transplantation

The Fellowship is a one year experiential program focused on renal and immunosuppressive pharmacotherapy which is offered through the Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy at the University at Buffalo. The primary practice site involves the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at Erie County Medical Center. This division provides multidisciplinary inpatient and ambulatory services which include medicine, surgery, nursing, pharmacy, social work and nutrition to a variety of patients with renal dysfunction as well as over 180 renal transplant recipients. This site serves as the basis for an ongoing interdisciplinary clinical research program between the Departments of Pharmacy and Medicine in immunosuppressive pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. This medical division serves as a teaching site for Doctor of Pharmacy students from the University at Buffalo.

Educational Experiences

The fellow will obtain both clinical experiences involving renal pharmacotherapeutics and immunosuppressive pharmacology though routine clinical exposure to inpatient renal medicine service and renal transplant clinics. The fellow will obtain research exposure to specific ongoing clinical pharmacology and clinical pharmacokinetic /dynamic trials that are ongoing under the guidance of Dr. Tornatore. A research project will be required for completion of this program. The fellow will be required to audit established classes at UB to enhance knowledge in specific areas of clinical pharmacology research.

Teaching Experiences

The fellow will receive an appointment as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Buffalo which provides an opportunity to lecture in specific areas of pharmacotherapeutics with direct supervision of Doctor of Pharmacy students during clinical rotations.


Applicants must have completed a Doctor of Pharmacy and a general hospital residency. Candidates should be eligible for licensure in New York State. Applicants should send a letter of intent, 3 reference letters and a completed transcript to:

Kathleen M. Tornatore, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacy
University of Buffalo
319 Cooke Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
Phone: 716-645-2828 extension 231
Email: tornator@acsu.buffalo.edu

The State University of New York at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



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