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Nephrology Fellowship

Parkview Medical Center’s Nephrology Fellowship program is officially ACGME accredited and is expected to begin July 2020. The program will be in collaboration with the University of New Mexico Department of Transplant Nephrology and Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Services Colorado LLC. By combining the faculty and curriculum development strengths of these institutions, a variety of inpatient and outpatient training opportunities, a diverse patient base, and commitment and enthusiasm from the faculty and institutions, we will be able to create an outstanding fellowship program.

We strive to provide a challenging yet supportive atmosphere, where autonomy and supervision are in dynamic balance. We are committed to producing well-trained fellows who will constantly pursue excellence. This program is truly a unique training opportunity in a beautiful location, fueled by a proactive and collaborative team spirit with a passion for care.

How to Apply

All applications for the Parkview Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program shall be submitted through ERAS. Parkview Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program will be accepting both DO and MD applicants. However, regarding sponsorship, Parkview will only be considering J-1 visas with sponsorship through ECFMG on a case-by case basis.

Once we have received your information, we will send you an email to let you know if you've been invited to interview with our program. If you are interested in more information, please contact Carol Lara, Program Coordinator, at 719-584-4214.

Primary Training Locations

  • Parkview Medical Center - Pueblo, Colorado
  • Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Centers - Pueblo, Colorado
  • University of New Mexico - Transplant Nephrology - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Location

Parkview Medical Center is located in beautiful Pueblo, Colorado. A remarkably safe and charming small city on the beautiful Arkansas river, Pueblo boasts a surprising degree of amenities, activities, and culture. It is within easy driving distance of Colorado Springs, Denver, skiing, hiking, whitewater rafting and multiple other spectacular mountain destinations that people come thousands of miles to visit. Despite all that, it keeps a small-town charm, has minimal traffic, has a low cost of living, and a low violent crime rate. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the beautiful area, and will have ample time to enjoy it.

Faculty

Stanley Sicher, MD

Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
Parkview Medical Center
Southern Colorado Nephrology Associates

Dr. Sicher graduated from medical school at UT San Antonio, followed by a three year internal medicine residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas, working at Parkland Hospital and the Dallas VA hospital. Dr. Sicher then completed a four year fellowship in nephrology at UT Southwestern. After fellowship Dr. Sicher joined the nephrology faculty at UT Southwestern; his activities on the faculty included research in transplant immunology, and attending on the internal medicine, nephrology and transplant services. Dr. Sicher moved to Pueblo in 1997, joining Southern Colorado Nephrology. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and a certified American Society of HTN Hypertension Specialist.

Irina Vancea, MD
Core Faculty
Southern Colorado Nephrology Associates
Dr. Vancea graduated from medical school in Bucharest Romania subsequently moving to the United States and completing an internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the University of Washington. She joined Southern Colorado Nephrology in 2008 and has been part of the teaching faculty at hospitals in Pueblo since 2008. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and a certified American Society of HTN Hypertension Specialist.

Scott Harberts, MD
Core Faculty
Southern Colorado Nephrology Associates
Dr. Harberts graduated from medical school at Sanford School of Medicine at Univ. of South Dakota followed by internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Wilford Hall in San Antonio while serving in the U.S. Airforce. Following completion of his training he continued to service in the U.S. Airforce, separating as major in 1996. He joined Southern Colorado Nephrology in Pueblo in 1997 and has been part of the teaching faculty at hospitals in Pueblo since 1997. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

Darlene Vigil, MD
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
Transplant Rotation Site Director
University of New Mexico
Dr. Vigil graduated from the Univ. of New Mexico school of Medicine followed by a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology at the Univ. of New Mexico school of Medicine. She is the Associate Nephrology Fellowship Program Director at the University of New Mexico. She has been active in a number of nephrology related research projects and publications.

Fellowship Schedule

Rotation Schedule –Year 1

28 weeks (7 blocks) Inpatient Consult
8 weeks (2 blocks) Outpatient Dialysis
8 weeks (2 blocks) Transplant (Univ. of New Mexico)
4 weeks (1 block) Palliative Care Consult Service
4 weeks (1 block) Self-Directed/ Procedure and Rad/Path

Rotation Schedule- Year 2

28 weeks (7 blocks) Inpatient Consult
8 weeks (2 blocks) Outpatient Dialysis
8 weeks (2 blocks) Transplant (Univ. of New Mexico)
4 weeks (1 block) Palliative Care Consult Service
4 weeks (1 block) Self-Directed/ Procedure and Rad/Path

Stanley Sicher, MD

Dr. Sicher

Program Director Nephrology Fellowship
Office Phone: 719-561-5264
Fax: 719-544-2741

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