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1 Stephen J. Thomas, MD, is an infectious diseases physician-scientist who treats adults at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He chairs a basic science department and directs a global health and translational sciences institute. Along with his partners, Dr. Thomas co-founded Phairify.
This article has been updated to include the following Correction:
The February Kidney News article “A Call to Action for Physicians: Become Informed and Empowered, and Begin to Heal Thyself” includes the statement, “The RUC [American Medical Association (AMA) Relative Value Update Committee] is a group of 32 physicians and other health care professionals who advise CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] on how to value various medical services. The advice of the RUC is nearly always accepted by CMS, yet nephrology is not currently represented on the committee.”