Dr. Joel Topf
Joel Topf went to medical school at Wayne state University School of Medicine and did Med-Peds at Indiana University. He completed an adult fellowship in nephrology at the University of Chicago. He is currently a clinical nephrologist in Detroit at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Joel’s passion is using social media and new media to teach nephrology. He started his blog, PBFluids in 2008. He developed NephMadness and NephJC to leverage the power of community, digital scholarship and creativity to teach nephrology. He is the founder and program director of the Nephrology Social Media Collective internship which trains medical professionals to use social media for medical education. Joel is a pioneer in bringing visual abstracts to nephrology and is a visual abstract editor for CJASN and the American Journal of Nephrology. He is creator and host of the nephrology podcast, Freely Filtered. He was recognized by the American Society of Nephrology with the Robert Narins award for innovations in Teaching in 2017.
Dr. Madeline McCrary
Madeline McCrary is a third year Internal Medicine resident at Christiana Care in Delaware. She is originally from Annapolis, MD but moved down south to North Carolina for the next 10 years. She went to Duke for undergrad then switched sides and went to UNC for medical school. She will be starting Infectious Diseases fellowship at UNC in July. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring with her dog Sammie, spending time with family and friends, and playing board games.
Dr. Bob Centor
Dr. Centor is Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Chair Emeritus for the Board of Regents for the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a retired Dean working part-time at Huntsville and the VA in Alabama.