The Nephrology Fellowship program at the UC Davis School of Medicine is a 2-year, ACGME-accredited program that covers the spectrum of nephrology clinical practice. The program sites include the UC Davis Medical Center located in Sacramento, the VA Medical Center located at Mather Field, as well as numerous outpatient dialysis clinics scattered around the city. The program provides excellent teaching and training with unique experiences in home dialysis modalities and interventional nephrology. We take pride in the teaching excellence of our faculty, several of whom have received teaching awards from residents and medical students. Additionally, UC Davis has one of the busiest renal transplant programs in the country, and the Nephrology Division, highly ranked in the US News and World Report, is very active in clinical and basic science research.

For information on our training program, please download the Nephrology Fellowship Program information packet.

Nephrology Fellowship Program Information Packet (PDF)

Application process

UC Davis utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications requested via mail, fax or e-mail will be discarded. For additional information regarding the ERAS application process, please visit Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Fellowship Program Director
Andrew I. Chin, M.D.

Fellowship Coordinator
Sylvia Bergeron

Current & Past Fellows




John H. Howard III, M.D.         

Vishwa Sheth, M.D.

Harleen Aujla, M.D.

Tiana Jespersen Nizamic, M.D.

Joana (Maria) Thomas, M.D.

Anthony Iluyomade, M.D.

Nasim Wiegley, M.D.

Priyanka Wani, M.D.

Kevin Marquez, M.D.

Where they are now:

2014-2016 2015-2017
Suresh Appasamy, M.D.
UC Davis, Sacramento, CA
Justin Chen, M.D.
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Kalyani Chandra, M.D.
Fresno Medical Group, Fresno, CA

Victoria Chung, M.D.
St. Mary-UCLA, Long Beach, CA

Kristen Tamura, M.D.
Private Practice, San Jose, CA
Ernest Dytiapco, M.D.
University of Washington-Boise, Boise, ID
2013-2015 2012-2014
Paul Cespedes, M.D.
Dallas Renal Group, Dallas, TX
Tuan A. Nguyen, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA
Billy T. Hour, M.D.
Kidney Consultants Medical Group, Mission Hills, CA
Ankur Sharma, M.D.
Northcoast Nephrology Consultants, Joliet, IL
Piangwarin (Pauline) Phaosawasdi, M.D.
Group Practice, Vacaville, CA

Jackson Wang, M.D.
Summit Nephrology Medical Group, Roseville, CA

2011-2013 2010-2012
Don N. Chang, M.D.
Summit Nephrology Medical Group, Roseville, CA
Kumar Pannagasayanam Dinesh, M.D.
Providence Health & Services, Portland, OR
Golaun Odabaei, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mather, CA
Preeti R. Nargund, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, San Jose, CA
Janet Y. Young, M.D.
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Maria Regina Valcarcel, M.D.
Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne, IN

2009-2011 2008-2010
Abhinai Gupta, M.D.
Lyons Chvala Nephrology Associates, Woodbury, NJ
William Chen, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Irvine, CA
Hiba Hamdan, M.D.
Fremount-Rideout Health Group, Marysville, CA
Sergio Infante, M.D.
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Jessie M. Piceno, M.D.
Nevada Kidney Disease & Hypertension Center, Las Vegas, NV

Mona Singh, M.D.
Kearny Mesa Rehab, San Diego, CA



Lana Kopilevich, M.D.
Summit Nephrology, Roseville, CA

Janeline Daubert, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA

Akhenaton Pappoe, M.D.
Pomona Valley Hospital, Pomona, CA

Annie Yu, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Roseville, CA

Michel Zakari, M.D.
Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale, CA

Franklin E. Yuan, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Roseville, CA

2005-2007 2004-2006
Stephen Lui, M.D.
Renal Medical Specialist Group, Lynwood, CA
James Madison, D.O.
Tahlequah City Hospital, Tahlequah, OK

Janina Nylk, M.D.
Kidney Care Associates, Reno, NV

Jose Morfin, M.D.
UC Davis Medial Center, Sacramento, CA

William Raffo, M.D.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA
Michael T. Sim, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA