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controversies in nephrology

Spring 2023

Hybrid: Choose virtual
or join us at Maggiano's

make a statement

get ready to speak up

Stretch your mind at Controversies in Nephrology, an evening of thoughtful and lively debate focused on examining the questions central to kidney disease. Groups of nephrology fellows representing Chicago’s academic medical centers will field teams, engage in a few bouts of friendly competition, and challenge one another to think critically about patient care, physical health, and research.  Whether or not you are part of a team, all attendees are encouraged to participate in the conversation.

For More Information


Please contact the NKFI's Director of Programs, Rachel DePauw

email:  |  phone: (312) 321 - 1500  x 258


get tickets


  • Event Only: $25

  • Event + Professional Advisory Board Membership: $150

  • Existing 2022 Professional Advisory Board members: Free

  • Fellows, residents & students: Free (registration still required)

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Controversies in Nephrology will be

a hybrid event this year. Choose to participate virtually or in-person


Spring 2023

6:30pm - 8:00pm


Maggiano's Little Italy

516 North Clark St

Chicago, IL 

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Details & Agenda

details & debate topics

what's on the agenda

TOPIC #01:  

COVID-19 vaccination should be required for all patients prior to kidney transplantation.



Edward Suh, MD

Aaron Young, MD



Sajid Ansari, MD

Ruchi Naik, MD, PhD


CON: Northwestern



Kana Amari, MD

Manal Alotaibi, MBBS, MD



Akansha Agrawal, MD

TOPIC #02: 

Phosphate binders should be used to treat hyperphosphatemia in patients with advanced CKD who are not on dialysis.


PRO: Loyola


Xin Zhang, MD

Hannan Rasheed, MD



David Leehey, MD

Rupinder Sodhi, MD


CON: University of Chicago



Anand Narayanan, MD

Mohammed Nasaruddin, MD



Anna Zisman, MD

Stuart Sprague, DO, FASN


  • Veeda Landeras, MD, Associates in Nephrology 

  • Roger Rodby, MD, Rush University Medical Center



  • Kristie Delaney, MD Duly Health and Care Nephrology

  • Maria Khan, MD Associates in Nephrology

  • Stephen Korbet, MDRush University Medical Center

  • Naveen Reddy, MD - Nephrology Associates of Northern Indiana & Illinois 

  • Madhav Rao, MD – Associates in Nephrology

  • Manish Tanna, MDNephrology Associates of Northern Indiana & Illinois 

  • Edgar Lerma, MD - Associates in Nephrology

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The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to offer professional development programming, conduct educational seminars, and support research with the help of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. Interested in sponsoring this event? Review the Sponsorship Packet or contact Wesley Bauer at or 312-321-1500. 

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