ISN Interventional Nephrology Training

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training

The ISN has selected 12 ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers to provide in-depth specialized training to improve patient care in different regions of the world.

Through this initiative, selected centers will help trainees to:

  • develop sound expertise in interventional nephrology
  • provide a better quality of care for dialysis patients in their home country
  • train others in their home institution

The ISN warmly congratulates the selected centers listed below:

Center City Country Region Liaison Officer Email Address Chief of Nephrology 
Zenith Kidney Center Abuja Nigeria Africa Adegboyega Faponle Olalekan Olatise 
University Medical Centre Ljubljana Slovenia EC Europe Alexander Jerman Jadranka Buturović-Ponikvar 
INC ‘Ignacio Chávez’ Mexico Mexico Latin America Bernardo González Magdalena Madero 
Peruvian Association of Vascular AccessLima Peru Latin America Edwin Castillo Edwin Castillo 
King Faisal Hospital Riyadh Saudi Arabia Middle East Muhammad U. Al Sunaid 
Azerbaijan Medical Uni. Baku Azerbaijan NIS & Russia Elgun Haziyev Elgun Haziyev 
Glickman Institute Cleveland USA North America Tushar Vachharajani Tushar Vachharajani 
Kaikoukai Central Clinic Nagoya Japan NE Asia Takashi Sato Takashi Sato 
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital Seoul Korea Rep. NE Asia Yong-Soo Kim Cheol Whee Park 
Hospital Selayang Batu Caves Malaysia OSEA Hin-Seng Wong Hin-Seng Wong 
AIIMS New Delhi India South Asia Sanjay Agarwal Sanjay Agarwal 
St. Helier's Hospital Carshalton UK West. Europe Bhrigu Raj Sood Virginia Quan 

These centers were selected on their capacity to provide training in non-tunneled CVC placement, tunneled CVC placement, native kidney biopsy; transplant kidney biopsy, PD catheter insertion, and endovascular procedures, both for the Foundation and Advanced Courses:

Center Country Region Non-tunneled & Tunneled CVC placement Native & Transplant kidney biopsy PD catheter insertion Endovascular procedures 
Zenith Kidney Center Nigeria Africa Yes 
University Medical Centre Slovenia EC Europe Yes 
INC ‘Ignacio Chávez’ Mexico Latin America Yes Yes Yes 
Peruvian Association of Vascular AccessPeru Latin America Yes Yes 
King Faisal Hospital Saudi Arabia Middle East Yes Yes 
Azerbaijan Medical Uni. Azerbaijan NIS & Russia Yes 
Glickman Institute USA North America Yes Yes Yes 
Kaikoukai Central Clinic Japan NE Asia Yes 
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital Korea Rep. NE Asia Yes Yes Yes 
Hospital Selayang Malaysia OSEA Yes Yes 
AIIMS India South Asia Yes Yes 
St. Helier's Hospital UK West. Europe Yes Yes Yes 

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers will host trainees for two types of curriculum:

  • Foundation course (2-4 weeks): specific interventional procedures; observational and hands-on training with patients.
  • Advanced course (3 months): a broad spectrum of procedures, especially endovascular procedures; hands-on training with patients.

The ISN will support trainees from low and middle-income countries with grants contributing to their travel, accommodation, and living costs during the training. Applicants should contact the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice, based on the procedures they would like to get trained on.

Applicants should contact the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice, based on the procedures they would like to get trained on, and agree on a training plan matching the applicant’s aspirations, the host center’s offer and the strategy of the home center.

Before joining a training center, trainees must follow didactic sessions on the ISN Academy.

Applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships are now open for scholars to undertake training at host centers from July 2021 to February 2022.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021. Read the guidelines here.

This initiative is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from

If you have any questions, or if your center is interested in applying, please contact the ISN Programs team at