Play NephMadness 2021 During March, National Kidney Month

  • 1 Joel Topf, MD, FACP, is affiliated with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI. Anna Burgner, MD, MEHP, is affiliated with Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Timothy Yau, MD, is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Pascale Khairallah, MD, is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Samira S. Farouk, MD, MSCR, FASN, is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Matthew A. Sparks, MD, FASN, is affiliated with Duke University, and the Durham VA Health System, Durham, NC. The authors are on the executive committee for NephMadness.
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The 9th annual NephMadness is a social media and medical education campaign focused on all things kidney. You can participate in NephMadness during the entire month of March, National Kidney Month. NephMadness adopts the single elimination brackets that are a hallmark of the popular March Madness (the college basketball tournament held yearly in the United States), but with a nephrology twist. Instead of basketball teams, the bracket is populated with 32 nephrology concepts from eight different regions. This year’s regions are: Liquid Biopsy, the return of Animal House, COVID-19, ICU Nephrology, Workforce, Anemia, Primary Care, and Artificial Kidney. Each region