Nephrology Fellowship Program

Nephrology Fellowship Program


Parham Eftekhari, D.O.


Laura Woods



Welcome from Program Director

Welcome to the Nephrology Fellowship Program at Broward Health North! This two-year program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Nephrology Fellowship Program at Broward Health North consists of comprehensive training in all aspects of kidney disease including glomerular diseases, complex acid-base and electrolyte disturbances, pregnancy-related kidney disease, and critical care nephrology. Fellows will also be exposed to comprehensive and life-saving kidney transplant services at the South Florida Transplant Center at Broward Health Medical Center.

Fellows will complete their clinical rotations over the course of the two-year fellowship at our Level 1 Trauma Center, Broward Health Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center, Broward Health North, Florida Kidney Physicians, an outpatient dialysis center, and the Cleveland Clinic.

While rotating at these sites, our fellows will have access to clinical research opportunities, with guidance from the corporate director and manager of research, along with dedicated faculty members. Thank you for your interest in our Nephrology Fellowship Program at Broward Health North.



Parham Eftekhari, D.O.
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
Broward Health North

Program Leadership

Zachary Yablon, MD– Associate Program Director

Dr. Zachary Yablon is double board-certified in nephrology and internal medicine. He has been a clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University since 2010. He has been a clinical assistant professor at Florida International University from July 2010 to June 2016. Dr. Yablon currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the Broward Health North’s Internal Medicine Residency. Dr. Yablon is a member of the American Society of Hypertension Clinical Specialist in Hypertension. He has extensive clinical research experience where he serves as the principal investigator and sub-investigator of many trials. He currently serves as a member of many committees at Broward Health North.


About the Program

Broward Health North’s Nephrology Fellowship Program is committed to providing a comprehensive and up to date training in Nephrology that allows our fellows to attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become competent and autonomous nephrologists who adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards of medicine.  Our fellows are trained to deliver compassionate patient-centered care to a socio-economically and culturally diverse patient population.  The fellowship is designed to foster mastery of Nephrology knowledge and skills and to provide a framework for a career dedicated to lifelong learning and the advancement of care for our patients.  The Nephrology Fellowship Program’s mission statement aligns with the mission of Broward Health, a large safety-net healthcare system in South Florida.  The mission of Broward Health is to provide quality healthcare to the people we serve and support the needs of all physicians and employees.

The Broward Health Nephrology Fellowship Program aims to foster a learning environment that promotes fellow’s progressive responsibility and graduated autonomy in approaching complex as well as common renal related problems.  The educational community at Broward Health North will do this by maintaining a culture of inquiry, compassion, and wellness.  Our overall goal is achieved through mastery of the following competency-based objectives: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems Based Practice.

Program Highlights

  • Excellent mentorship
  • Educational resources including memberships to the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the National Kidney Foundation, and the Florida Society of Nephrology
  • Diverse patient population
  • Research opportunities
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • High volume of exposure to the full spectrum of nephrology (i.e. electrolyte disturbances, pregnancy-related kidney disease, and critical care nephrology)
  • Comprehensive lecture series and didactics


All applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). At this time we do not sponsor any visas. All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2023–2024 application cycle.

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program and do not accept any applicants outside of the Match. 

NRMP # 1892148F0

We strongly encourage applicants interested in Nephrology to apply to our program and learn its unique features through the interview process.

Application Requirements

Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). We do not accept applications via FAX, email, or postal services.

ERAS Common Application Form
Curriculum Vitae
Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
Medical School Transcripts
Personal Statement
Recent Photograph
A minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation; Department letter is optional
USMLE Transcripts and/or COMLEX Transcripts (Passed Step 1 and Step 2)
A passing USMLE Step 1 score is required prior to interview invitation, and passage of USMLE Step 2 CK is required to be ranked. 

Application Review and Interview Selection Procedures

Invitations to interview are sent by email via ERAS.

Interviews will be conducted virtually.