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Nephrology Fellowship

Parkview Medical Center’s Nephrology Fellowship program is expected to begin in 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.

Primary Training Locations

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


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.


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. He 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

Scott Harberts, MD
Core Faculty
Southern Colorado Nephrology Associates

Darlene Vigil, MD
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
Transplant Rotation Site Director
University of New Mexico

Fellowship Schedule

Rotation Schedule –Year 1

24 weeks (6 blocks) Inpatient Consult
8 weeks (2 blocks) Outpatient Dialysis
4 weeks (1 block) ICU
8 weeks (2 blocks) Transplant
4 weeks (1 block) Self-Directed/ Procedure and Rad/Path 

Rotation Schedule- Year 2 

20 weeks (5 blocks) Inpatient Consult
8 weeks (2 blocks) Outpatient Consult
4 weeks (1 block) ICU
8 weeks (2 blocks) Transplant
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

How to Apply

The Nephrology Fellowship is in the ACGME application phase and we expect to have our first class in July 2020. 

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