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Podcast: Connecting the Nephrology Community through Social Media

With social media platforms gaining in popularity, the nephrology community is exploring ways to leverage these platforms to help educate and professionally develop nephrologists and other clinicians. Listen to this podcast, in which Robert Provenzano, MD, interviews Joel Topf, MD, on social media, its positive impact in nephrology and how nephrologists can use it to help enhance their practices.

Joel Topf, MD

Joel Topf, MD

Joel Topf, MD, is a clinical nephrologist in Detroit. He also teaches at Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School. He blogs about nephrology at PBFluids.com and is active on Twitter under the handle @Kidney_Boy.

Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN

Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN

In addition to his roles as chief medical officer at Nephrology Practice Solutions and vice president of medical affairs at DaVita Kidney Care, Robert Provenzano, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital and served as the chief of the nephrology, hypertension & transplantation section and director of nephrology research at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Provenzano is former president of the Renal Physicians Association and chair of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. He is also former CEO of St. Clair Specialty Physicians, PC, a multistate nephrology practice. He has published extensively on kidney care business models and is the chief medical officer of Nephrology Practice Solutions (NPS), a national kidney care management company affiliated with DaVita that oversees owned and managed practices. Twitter: @DrBobPro