@KidneyCathy explains NephMadness in this short video.

NephMadness is a celebration of all things nephrology by the AJKD Blog team. We pit 32 unique aspects of nephrology against each other.

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, 2022).
  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 ACKD and Nature Reviews Nephrology:

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

NephMadness drawstring bags (up to 30 per group) will be awarded to:

One NephMadness drawstring bag will be awarded to:

  • Best Tweeter
  • Best Blogger

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


  • March 1, Tuesday (7:00 am EST): Bracket entry opens
  • April 3, Sunday (12 pm EDT): Deadline for entering contest
  • April 4, MondaySaturated 16 results
  • April 6, WednesdayEffluent 8 results
  • April 7, Thursday: Filtered 4 results
  • April 8, Friday: Left & Right Kidney results 
  • April 11, Monday: NephMadness Champion crowned


NephMadness is powered by AJKD Blog. NephMadness 2022 details and instructions can be found here.


Final Standings Are In

The tournament is finished and the final results are published. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for playing in the contest.

Rank User Entry ID Points Comments
1 kasiak 820972 51 0
2 mabramson1 814511 49 0
2 DukeKidney 820579 49 0
2 tomhry 821539 49 0
5 blackdoodle 814630 47 0
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)
  • Round 5 correct picks receive 5 point(s)
Recent Comments
Group name NephKidsUnited
Posted by rpgeorg on entry 821428. 3/31/2022 11:54:47 PM
Advocate Childrens Hospital Bracket
Posted by jrajpal on entry 821149. 3/31/2022 8:19:38 AM
Please could you link my entry to TheListereensOFFICIAL
Posted by claremorlidge on entry 821019. 3/30/2022 4:28:32 PM

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