A Day in the Life of a Nephrologist: 2021 NephCure Patient Summit April 20, 2021 by Kylie Karley Have you ever wondered what it might be like to walk in a kidney specialists’ shoes for a day? Get a rare peek ‘behind the curtain’ and hear from actual nephrologists about their perspective on treating rare kidney patients, some of their daily challenges, and tips for making the most of your appointments. Join us Sunday, May 16th from 12-4pm ET for the 2021 NephCure Patient Summit. During this FREE virtual gathering of patients from around the globe, you’ll hear about the latest in research and treatments and learn about your disease. You’ll also have the opportunity to directly ask our experts questions and participate in interactive community roundtables. The “Day in the Life of a Nephrologist” panel will feature Drs. Jason Cobb, Michelle Rheault, and Suneel Udani. The Patient Summit will also offer you the chance to hear from other NephCure specialists, NephCure staff, and regional volunteer leaders. Meet the Panelists: Dr. Jason Cobb is an assistant professor of medicine in the Emory University Division of Renal Medicine. Dr. Cobb is a graduate of Morehouse College with a BS in biology. He holds a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Emory University. He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. He sees patients in nephrology clinic at Emory University Hospital Midtown in the Medical Office Tower seeing patients with nephrology complaints such as chronic kidney disease due to diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease, and glomerulonephritis. Also, Dr. Cobb takes care of hemodialysis patients at Emory Dialysis Greenbriar and Emory Dialysis Northside, and home dialysis patients at Emory Dialysis Northside. He also rounds on inpatient services at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital. Research and teaching interests include quality improvement and nephrology fellow clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Michelle Rheault is a board certified pediatric nephrologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2006 followed by a research fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2008 and is currently the Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Medical Director of the Pediatric Dialysis unit. She is on the steering committee of the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, a clinical research network that aims to facilitate collaboration in pediatric nephrology. Her clinical and research interests include Alport syndrome and other genetic kidney diseases, pediatric glomerular disease, and pediatric end stage kidney disease. Dr. Suneel Udani is a native of Chicago’s western suburbs. He joined Advanced Renal Care in July 2011. He completed his undergraduate, Master’s in Public Health, and medical school degrees at Northwestern University and went on to do his Internal Medicine training at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh. He served as a Chief Medical Resident at Cook County Hospital prior to returning to the University of Chicago for his fellowship in Nephrology. Dr. Udani is the author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented his research at national conferences and is the author of multiple text book chapters on diagnosis and management of kidney disease. His focus is on glomerular disease and heart-kidney interactions. He is also a clinical investigator for community-based renal research program and a dedicated educator and advocate for patients with kidney disease. To learn more about the 2021 NephCure Patient Summit, including a full list of speakers, and full event agenda, click here.