Meet The Bloggers
Brian is a Pediatric Nephrology Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently doing his postdoctoral research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center studying genetic causes of autosomal dominant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis as well as the role of O-linked glycosylation in podocyte function. His clinical interests are broad and include nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, and acid/base and electrolyte disorders in children.
Brian also shares a passion for medical education and has an interest in the use of social media and other innovative platforms for teaching core nephrology concepts to medical students and residents. He participates in #NephJC (www.nephjc.com) and has been a prior contributor to #NephMadness on Twitter. He serves as Fellow Liaison for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Nephrology and is on the Communications Committee for the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
Cathy is a Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist in The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) and Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne. She is clinical lead for peritoneal dialysis at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne with a strong interest in preventative care in early chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis related kidney disease, the development of alternative dialysis prescriptions and optimizing dialysis for infants.
Cathy’s primary clinical and research interest is inherited kidney disease. In 2015, she established the Renal Genetics service at RCH. She now leads the Melbourne Genomics Renal Genetics flagship in Victoria. Cathy is also the Victorian lead and Education lead for KidGen, the Australian Genomics Renal Genetics flagship. In this role, she runs educational activities including workshops, patient engagement evenings, and the annual Renal Genetics Symposium, along with a busy Twitter account and website.