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About NBLU

Launched in 2016 by U.S. Renal Care, the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and Dallas Renal Group, Nephrology Business Leadership is a unique week-long program tailored to second year nephrology fellows preparing to begin a career in nephrology.

The program is designed to provide nephrology fellows with an opportunity to complement the clinical skills gained through their fellowship program with learning modules focused on the economics and business aspects of private practice.

NBLU brings together a diverse group of practicing nephrologists, hospital and dialysis provider executives, and other professionals who share their insights with fellows on leadership and advocacy in medicine.  This is a very hands-on, interactive program by design.

Attendees will leave the NBLU program with a stronger understanding of the business of nephrology, and how it fits into the complex and evolving healthcare landscape.

2019 class
2022 - MBLU Event - Hilton Conference Center Plano - Texas-147

Fellows attending a NBLU rotation can expect to leave with:


  • Ability to evaluate potential employers for the ultimate fit
  • Enhanced leadership and business understanding to bring to potential employers
  • An understanding of the ever-changing payment / reimbursement landscape
  • The knowhow to embark as a solo practitioner or as a high impact member of a group practice or faculty
  • Confidence approaching the interview process
  • Lifelong mentor relationships

Oversight Committee


Dr. Irfan Agha

Dallas Renal Group

Louise Jacobson Photo

Louise Jacobson

US Renal Care

Kirsch Kristen Profile

Kristen Kirsch

US Renal Care


Dr. Parin Makadia

Dallas Renal Group


Dr. Cynthia Miracle


Scott Mullaney

Dr. Scott Mullaney


Samir Nangia

Dr. Samir Nangia

Dallas Renal Group

Vik Prakash

Dr. Vik Prakash

Dallas Renal Group

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