Kidney News Online begins a series of interviews with nephrologists who trained in the United States as International Medical Graduates (IMGs). To launch this series, we turn to two brothers, Fahim and Naeem Rahim, nephrologists who have changed the landscape for kidney patients in southeastern Idaho.
ASN President Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN talks with ASN Executive Vice President Tod Ibrahim about recent advances in nephrology, her career path, and music -- from the Grateful Dead to the Dandy Warhols to the Hives.
A recent ASN Flash Poll found differing opinions among academic nephrologists over procedures, specifically catheter placements and kidney biopsies. Stewart Lecker, MD, PhD, on behalf of the ASN Workforce and Training Committee, developed the survey to capture current perspectives on procedural competence among training program directors (TPDs), associate TPDs (APDs), and division chiefs.
In April 2015, the the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law, repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment system. In April of 2016, HHS Issued a Proposed Rule. In October of 2016, CMS Issued a Final Rule. Below are some resources to help you understand more about MACRA.
Treatment, research and practice are being profoundly changed by a wide range of technological advances. Below are some resources to help kidney professionals consider the ramifications of this rapidly moving field. Send suggestions for other resources to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as topics in telehealth you would like to know more about.
Training the next generation of nephrologists is exciting and vital to advancing care for millions of people with kidney diseases. ASN sponsors the Nephrology Match and provides information for applicants and programs here.