Farewell Graduation

Farewell and Best Wishes to Our 2023 Graduating Renal and Transplant Fellows

WashU Nephrology celebrated our graduating renal and transplant fellows at a dinner held at the St. Louis Science Center on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

“We are immensely proud of our graduating fellows as they move forward to the next chapter of their lives,” says Seth Goldberg, MD, Director of the WashU Nephrology Fellowship Program.  “Their training at Washington University will have prepared them for successful careers, and our graduates will bring their unique skillsets to their new roles whether it be in academic medicine, private practice, or further specialization.”

See pics of the graduation ceremony in the slideshow (credit, Charbel Khoury, MD) and read about the graduates below.

To all the graduates, please know you will be missed!  We wish you the best in your careers.

Renal Fellows:

Jonathan Jakubowski, MD, co-chief fellow, will join the hospital-based private practice nephrology group at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT.

“I’d just like to say that I had an incredible 2 years at the program!  From the first day, I felt welcome and part of the nephrology family. The learning environment has been exceptional with a good work-life balance. I have definitely made lifelong friendships! I will miss living in St. Louis. The ability to run or walk in Forest Park every day is hard to beat!  I got to experience a wide variety of excellent restaurants in the area, and not to forget attending different live sporting events including a Cardinals, Blues, and a St. Louis soccer game! I will definitely be back to visit!“

Read more about Dr. Jakubowshi:

Morgan Schoer, MD, co-chief fellow, will join the WashU Nephrology academic faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine.

“I feel privileged to have been trained by ​such knowledgeable, helpful, and inspiring attendings; I am truly honored and humbled to join this group. I’ve wanted to be a WashU attending for a decade now, and as cliched as it is, this feels like a dream come true. I have tremendous gratitude for everyone who has helped me along the way. Thank you.”Read more about Dr. Schoer:

Zoey Levine, MD, (@ZoeyLevineMD) will join the private practice nephrology group Midwest Nephrology Associates in St. Peters, MO.

“I have had such a memorable two years at WashU Nephrology! I am so grateful for the support, teaching and mentorship from the faculty and to have been able to work with such a great group of co-fellows who have become close friends. It has been a privilege to be a part of this division. I have also made the most of living near Forest Park and enjoying the food scene! I couldn’t be happier to be staying in St. Louis!”

Read more about Dr. Levine:

Nyein Chann Wai Lynn, MBBS, (@NyeinLynn1) will join the private practice nephrology group Lynchburg Nephrology Physicians, PLLC in Lynchburg, VA. 

“The WashU nephrology program was truly prestigious and exceeded my expectations. The faculty and mentors were incredibly supportive, providing guidance and encouragement throughout my training. Overall, I feel privileged to have been a part of such an exceptional program that has shaped me into a skilled and confident nephrologist.”

Read more about Dr. Lynn:

  • Dr. Lynn recently gave an oral presentation at the 2023 American Transplant Congress in San Diego, CA, on his abstract about simultaneous liver-kidney transplant.
  • Welcome 2021 Renal Fellows

Scott Stockholm, DO, has been accepted into the one-year Critical Care Fellowship Program at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

“My time here has been wonderful. The knowledge I have acquired here from the passionate faculty and staff will be carried with me for the rest of my career!  I am deeply appreciative of the time I have had here at Washington University.”

Read more about Dr. Stockholm:

Ojaswi Tomar, MD, (@tomar_ojaswi) will join the nephrology academic faculty at West Virginia University. 

“It’s an honour to have been trained in such a prestigious institution. WashU has given me great mentors that I will always look up to. I am excited to start a new journey and humbled to know that I can always reach out to my mentors here. 

“St. Louis has been my home for 5 years now. I have some of the most beautiful memories here which I will cherish forever! St. Louis will always hold a special place in my heart! 

“Thanks to WashU for making my dream come true!”

Read more about Dr. Tomar:

Transplant Fellows:

Gaurav Rajashekar, MD, (@Renoplant) will join the University of Louisville faculty as an Assistant Professor in Transplant Nephrology. 

“It’s been an absolute delight.  The level of training and wide variety of pathology that we are exposed to as trainees is incredible.  In the nephrology fellowship, you learn everything about nephrology in the 1st year, and then in the 2nd year you sharpen your skills.  I pursued an additional year of transplantation nephrology. The whole year for me was a learning experience … from day 1 to day 365!.  I learnt from every kidney transplant (we did 350 of them), from every team member (multidisciplinary teams) and from every attending.  It’s been a cerebral experience. 

“As for living in St. Louis, Rajashekar has 3 words: “I’ll be back.  Just amazing.  From the wonderful people to the gorgeous parks, to the amazing food scene. You have everything.”  

Read more about Dr. Rajashekar:

Mahathi Kalipatnapu, MD, will join the­­ Sarah Bush Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Mattoon, IL, which recently partnered with Renal Care Associates for nephrology care and services to the community. 

“My time here at WashU has been great!  It was a very busy year, don’t know how time flew by.  Everybody in the division has been exceptionally nice. They are all dedicated clinicians and teachers.  It was fun times with our nurse practitioners and co fellows!  I will miss working with all of them.”

Read more about Dr. Kalipatnapu:

A year of friendship and fun: