Renal-Electrolyte Fellowship Program


Helbert Rondon, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, FNKF

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Renal Fellowship Program

Dr. Rondon is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at UPMC Medical Education. He also serves as Associate Clinical Director of the Renal-Electrolyte Division and Chief of Renal Services at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital. Dr. Rondon was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where he attended Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and then a fellowship in Nephrology at UPMC Medical Education. Dr. Rondon also has a Master of Science degree in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Rondon has published several manuscripts in the area of hyponatremia. His current research includes the effect of oral urea on the clinical outcomes associated with chronic non-severe hyponatremia. Other interests include electrolyte physiology and medical education. His interest in medical education focuses on innovative ways to teach fluid, electrolytes and acid-base disorders to residents and students. Dr. Rondon is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, and National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Rondon is also a former Harvard Macy Scholar.

Amar D. Bansal, MD, FASN

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Renal-Electrolyte Division

Dr. Bansal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the Renal Fellowship Program. He was born and raised in St. Croix, part of the US Virgin Islands. He attended medical school at NYU and completed internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Penn. He developed an interest in serious illness, communication, and end of life care and completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine, also at Penn. He joined the faculty at University of Pittsburgh in 2017 and is clinically active in both nephrology and palliative care. His interests are in comprehensive conservative care, general nephrology, and nephrology fellowship education.


Jane Wuenschel
Fellowship Coordinator
Renal-Electrolyte Division
C1108 UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-647-8394
Fax: 412-802-6852

Division of Renal-Electrolyte Academic Offices

A919 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 647-3118