Hypertension Fellowship Program

Hypertension Fellowship Program

The fellowship program in Hypertension started at the University of Chicago in 2006 and is a continuation of the program started by Dr. Bakris at another institution in 1993. It is designed to provide expertise in the area of Hypertension and clinical research to people who have completed their general medical training and are either contemplating or are in one of the following medical subspecialties: cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology or general internal medicine. Those who are already pursuing one of these subspecialties at the University of Chicago may have one year of their training dedicated to this fellowship. Individuals who choose this fellowship will also receive credit toward completion of their primary fellowship, pending approval by the respective division chair. The central disease process studied in this fellowship is Hypertension, a disease common to all of these subspecialties.

The broad objective of the fellowship is to teach physicians how to initiate, carry out and complete a meaningful clinical research studies. The focus of the research will be to understand the consequences of Hypertension as they relate to the genesis of cardiovascular, metabolic (diabetes) and renal disease. Moreover, the fellowship will focus on strategies that may prevent or delay the onset of these problems. To achieve this goal, we have formulated a curriculum that incorporates knowledge and skills from the areas of epidemiology. Statistics, Molecular Biology, Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine.

Five primary units comprise the annual curriculum of the fellowship program:

  • Fellow initiated and completed grant proposal
  • Lectures and workshops
  • Active participation in ongoing clinical trials
  • Active participation in the journal club and seminars
  • Consultation on the Hypertension Service

To know more about the program, kindly visit http://medicine.uchicago.edu/s...


Applicants must have completed or are completing an Internal Medicine Residency in the United States prior to starting the fellowship. Foreign Medical Graduates need to have a J1 Visa or Green Card.

How To Apply:

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Contact Information:

Barbara Brisky
Administrative Assistant to George Bakris, MD
Phone: 773-702-7936
Fax: 773-834-0486

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    Nov 24, 2020

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