Transplant Nephrologist

Falls Church, Virginia
Jun 06, 2024
Aug 05, 2024
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Position Overview

Inova Fairfax Hospital is a Magnet designated healthcare organization with a Leap Frog Grade A safety score and CMS 5-Star Rating. Inova’s Abdominal Transplant program is seeking to hire a Transplant Nephrologist for the Abdominal Transplant program.

Transplant Physician - A renal transplant physician shall be a physician with an M.D. or D.O. degree or equivalent degree from another country who is licensed to practice medicine in his/her state or political jurisdiction and has been accepted onto the medical staff of the applicant hospital. The ideal candidate will have completed nephrology fellowship and have either completed an AST accredited transplant nephrology fellowship and or have 2+ years’ experience in kidney transplant.

Inova Fairfax has three surgeons and two full time nephrologists; the transplant program desires to hire another full-time renal transplant nephrologist.

The transplant nephrologist would work under the direction of the Medical Director and Surgery Service Line Leadership.

Essential Job Functions

  • Primary responsibility will be in the abdominal transplant clinic.
  • This role will be responsible for kidney and pancreas patient management in all phases of transplant including: pre, waitlist, inpatient, post and living donation.
  • In collaboration with the transplant physician team, the physician will provide clinical supervision of nursing and other staff in the clinic, active participation in developing treatment protocols, immunosuppression management and follow-up with referring physicians.
  • The physician will work closely with the transplant surgeons and the pre-transplant coordinators in evaluating and working up patients referred to the transplant program so they may be placed on the cadaver transplant waiting list or undergo living donor transplants.
  • The physician will also be responsible for assisting with maintenance of the waitlist by partnering with the waitlist team to perform yearly patient evaluations and corresponding with referring physicians and insurance companies as needed for peer-to-peer evaluations.
  • The physician will assist with evaluation of potential living donors.
  • Participate in on-call rotation as required and inpatient management.
  • The transplant nephrologist must be knowledgeable in the UNOS and CMS requirements for transplant programs and conduct patient care in accordance with those policies.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Partner in the fiscal responsibility of the program
  • Participate in clinical research protocols.
  • Communicate and coordinate patient admissions and updates with community nephrologists.
  • Involve community nephrologists in medical management of transplant patients with renal complications or re-admissions after the initial 3-month post-transplant period.
  • Attend Renal Sections Meetings


  • Board certified nephrologists with transplant nephrology training
  • Unrestricted Virginia License
  • Must fulfill UNOS and CMS Transplant Nephrologist requirements.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Outgoing and personable
  • Great ability to work with others
  • Excellent communication skills


  • This job does not involve acute or chronic renal replacement therapy.
  • This job does not involve nephrology consulting work on other clinical services.

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