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Episode 286 – Rafael Medina Subspecialty Series – Elevated Creatinine

Maddy Conte and Seyma Yildirim introduce a new series on the podcast: “The Rafael Medina Subspecialty Series,” which will always be in loving memory of our dear friend and CPSolvers family member, Dr. Rafael Medina. Rafa presents a nephrology clinical unknown to Drs. Ashita Tolwani and Mustafa Muhammad.

The goal of this series is to expand access to subspecialty, primary care and internal medicine-adjacent specialty education to learners around the world. If you would like to get involved as a case presenter or discussant, fill out this form here:


Case presenter and facilitator: Dr. Rafael Medina

Rafa was a Brazilian medical graduate who proudly shared on Twitter, “Son of a tailor and confectionary vendor born and raised in rural Brazil. And now incoming internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado. Never let anyone tell you that your dreams are too big for you!” He tragically passed away last week. He impacted the lives of so many and touched every corner of the CPSolvers community, and rippled far beyond. Rafa helped spearhead the subspecialty series; this series has been renamed after Rafa and will continue strong in his honor. Rafa, we love you.




Case discussants:
Dr. Ashita Tolwani, Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She was the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director from 2004-2010 and is now the Associate Program Director. She is also the Director for ICU Nephrology at UAB. (Twitter: luck_urine)







Dr. Mustafa Noor Muhammad, nephrology fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 







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