Dr. Matthew Sparks, eAJKD Advisory Board member


Matthew A. Sparks, MD, is a Medical Instructor in the Division of Nephrology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR where he also served as chief resident. He then completed his nephrology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he also completed additional training in hypertension research. He is interested in understanding how the renin-angiotensin and prostanoid systems contribute to blood pressure homeostasis and hypertensive end-organ damage. His research focuses on how vascular smooth muscle and endothelium contribute to blood pressure control. He is also interested in enhancing medical education in nephrology. He has served on the editorial board of ASN Kidney News and as past deputy editor of Renal Fellow Network. His publications include using social media in nephrology education and he is interested in finding novel ways to share and understand medical research and information. He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and a member of the ASN education committee.


NephMadness 2014: The Popular Vote Round 4, 5, and 6

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See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter Round Four, Forming the Final Four. This is the most important round, because it determined the champion of each individual region. Toxin versus Hypertension 2 JNC8: 44 1 ACEi ARBs combo: 41 3 Systolic BP: 34 5 Chlorthalidone: 34 1 Aristolochic Acid: 21 7 KDIGO BP in CKD: 13 7 Osmolar Gap: 12 8 Hemoperfusion: 10 8 Renal Artery Tx: 9 6 […]

NephMadness 2014 • Thanks

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter As you might imagine, pulling off NephMadness was a huge undertaking. So many people were involved in creating this educational initiative. The NephMadness team would like to thank the multiple people who made this possible. We have been working on this project since we left ASN […]

NephMadness 2014 • Winners

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the final standings! | Go to nephmadness.com for back story | #NephMadness on Twitter   The NephMadness 2014 Champion has been crowned and now it’s time to declare the prize winners of the tournament! Of course, as we’ve been saying all along, it’s not about winners or losers, but about learning nephrology. The grand prize winner with the […]

NephMadness 2014: The Final Commentary

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter Commentary on Guidelines George Bakris, MD Professor of Medicine, Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center The University of Chicago School of Medicine Dr. Bakris currently serves as an Expert Consultant to the FDA Cardio-Renal Advisory Board and to CMS (Renal Medicare and Medicaid program). He has served on the […]

NephMadness 2014 • The Champion

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the final standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter JNC8 versus Balanced Solutions NephMadness Champion: JNC8 The 2014 winner of  NephMadness is JNC8. Since the publication of these guidelines in JAMA last December we have seen a proliferation of commentary and discussion about them. Prior posts chronicle some of this issues and concerns people and […]

NephMadness 2014: The Popular Vote Round 3

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter Round three. Elite Eight. This is the most important round, because it determined the champion of each individual region.   Toxin Region: 1 Aristolochic Acid: 69 8 Hemoperfusion: 32 3 Toxic Metals: 20 6 Fomepizole: 37 5 Chelation Therapy: 19 4 Glycyrrhizic Acid: 15 7 Osmolar Gap: 44 2 DSHEA 1994: 24 The popular vote agreed with the Game […]

NephMadness 2014: Treatment of Metabolic Acidosis in CKD

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter   Jordan Weinstein, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan Weinstein is a nephrologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the founder and administrator of UKidney.com. The treatment of metabolic […]

NephMadness 2014: Urgent Start PD

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter   Heather Henderson, DO Clinical Nephrologist, Saint Clair Specialty Physicians Detroit, Michigan Dr. Henderson is assistant director of peritoneal dialysis at SCSP. She has been instrumental in developing a successful acute PD program and growing their PD census for the first time in over a decade. Dr. […]

NephMadness 2014: Belatacept

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter Jason Prosek, MD Assistant Professor of Nephrology Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dr. Prosek’s clinical interests include the CardioRenal Syndrome where he is working with his cardiology colleagues to define the role of ultrafiltration in acute decompensated heart failure, and the budding field of OncoNephrology, where […]

NephMadness 2014 • Final Four Results

Nephrology Madness 2014

See the current standings! | NephMadness.com for backstory | #NephMadness on Twitter   JNC8 versus Urgent Start PD Winner: JNC8   JNC8 continues to march through NephMadness 2014. This controversial team was just kicked out of the NIH league and is in search of a home. Also, a minority of the authors have published a call to decrease the […]

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