NephMadness is a celebration of all things nephrology organized by the NephMadness Executive Team presented on the AJKD Blog. We pit 16 unique aspects of nephrology against each other.

A helpful video explainer by @KidneyCathy:

How to enter:

Infographic by @Errantnephron

  1. Visit AJKD Blog to learn about the 8 nephrology topics in this year's tournament.
  2. Submit your picks (after which you'll be asked to register/log in).
  3. Claim up to 8.0 CME credits and MOC points (expires June 1, 2023).
  4. Encourage your friends, family, patients, and co-workers to fill out brackets!

How are Matches Determined?

Blue Ribbon Panel

Winners for each matchup are determined by majority vote from the Blue Ribbon Panel before the start of the tournament. 


Complimentary year-long personal subscription to Advances in Kidney Disease and Health and Nature Reviews Nephrology:

  • Top Overall Score
  • Top Medical Student Score*
  • Top Resident Score*
  • Top Fellow Score*
  • Top Attending Score*

*Registration question must be answered for prize eligibility. See scoring & rules.


  • March 1, Wednesday (7:00 am EST): Bracket entry opens
  • March 31, Friday (11:59 pm EDT): Deadline for entering contest
  • April 3, Monday: Effluent 8 named
  • April 5, WednesdayFiltered 4 named
  • April 7, Friday: Left & Right Kidney named 
  • April 10, Monday: NephMadness Champion crowned


NephMadness is powered by AJKD Blog. NephMadness 2023 details and instructions can be found here.


Entry Window Open

Entries will be accepted until Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

You have 1 day(s), 3 hour(s) and 31 minute(s) left to fill out your bracket.

Scoring Details
  • Round 1 correct picks receive 1 point(s)
  • Round 2 correct picks receive 2 point(s)
  • Round 3 correct picks receive 3 point(s)
  • Round 4 correct picks receive 4 point(s)
Recent Comments
Just another beginning!!
Posted by Brammahin 3/28/2023 7:16:39 AM
Just the beginning!!!
Posted by Brammahin 3/28/2023 7:09:31 AM

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