Graduation Renal Fellows Transplant Fellows

Farewell and Best of Luck to Our Graduating Renal and Transplant Fellows

WashU Nephrology celebrated our graduating renal and transplant fellows at a dinner held at the Ellen S. Clark Hope Plaza gathering space on June 8, 2021.

Please know you will be missed! We wish you all the best in your careers.

Renal Fellows:

Blessing Osondu, MD, will enter the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship offered through the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, here at Washington University.
“In the last two years, I have truly enjoyed working with my colleagues and teachers in the field of medicine that I hold so dearly to my heart. Will miss you all.”

Reena Gurung, MD, is joining the faculty at WashU Nephrology.
Dr. Gurung describes her time in the fellowship program in a poem she wrote (now published in August 2021 ASN Kidney News Online:

Late nights and early mornings
Days infused with caffeine and steep learning
Hi, it’s renal, what is the reason for calling?
Lytes awry, hematuria, proteinuria and allograft rejecting;
Uremia, hypervolemia, anuria, will you be dialyzing?
Crescents, mesangial, endocapillary cells insane,
Beauties are spikes and pinholes, on the silver stain
ALMS, Euro-Lupus, BLISS-LN, now Voclosporine,
Seriously, what else is in the making?
Case conference, journal club, grand round, CPC broadcasting
you name it, we did it, with the virtual platforming
Unlearn and re-learn, then teach and learn,
the entire journey, certainly quite humbling
Through late nights and early mornings
Procedures galore and urine spinning
Through cases common, others rare,
and everything in-between,
past couple of years, nothing short of amazing!

Gonzalo Matzumura Umemoto, is joining the faculty at WashU Nephrology.

Sana Shaikh, MD, will enter the Transplant Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.

Maggie Meier, MD, will join Nephrology and Hypertension Specialists in St. Louis. 
I am grateful for the excellent training, mentorship, and friends made throughout my fellowship at WashU.”

Transplant Fellows:

Munis Mattu, MD, is rejoining his former work place, the University of South Dakota and Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center Sioux Falls, as an Associate Professor.
“The past year has been an enriching transplant nephrology experience.”

Wut Yi Hninn, MD, is joining Dallas Nephrology Associates at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

See video below for more pictures of the graduation celebration. Pictures were taken by Dr. Charbel Khoury, Assistant Professor of Medicine, WashU Nephrology.