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Fitsum Hailemariam, Beje Thomas, and Anju Yadav

Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for kidney failure (1). As recently as 2019, there were 244,000 kidney transplant recipients (2) with a functioning kidney allograft, and this number continues to grow (3, 4). Thus, it is very important that we strive to ensure our workforce is trained to be able to care for this group of patients. A 2020 review article (5) estimates there are 1200-1400 transplant nephrologists in the United States. There are 149 accredited nephrology training programs in the United States (6) and <50% (63/149)